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I bought a set of used tracks and one of the rods that keeps the track assembly flat and prevents it from rotating around was bent so bad I could not attach it to the mount on the a-arm. So, I attempted to straiten it and the damm thing broke.

It is made from threaded rod which is what broke, and in trying to take it apart to get the alum spacer off the threads on the other end got bunged up so now I need to use new threaded rod, weld on the attachment point.

My question is what grade threaded rod should I use. Im thinking its something stronger than the standard threaded rod you can get at HomeDepot which is used for hanging conduit and such.

Any suggestions?

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i would call the company that makes the tracks and see if you can buy a replacement i would bet you can.
 

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Yeah I did that already, when I bought them the seller didnt want to bother to take the mounts off of his and said he would drop the price by the cost of buying new mounting adapters. They are Traxion tracks and not available anymore and they said I would have to buy the entire KIT for a Rhino and that was $800! So the seller agreed to take the adapters off.

WIth that, I can repair this one, its just some type of threaded rod I need welded back onto the adapter.

Just looking for what grade threaded rod to purchase.

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I would use grade 8 rod,grade 5 is soft and will bend easier.Is there any place to weld a gusset to the new one for strength ?

BTW - Is this rod have full threads or just at the ends ?
 

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I would use grade 8 rod,grade 5 is soft and will bend easier.Is there any place to weld a gusset to the new one for strength ?

BTW - Is this rod have full threads or just at the ends ?
Thanks Grade 8 ok thanks. The original is full length threaded because there is a nut at both ends to adjust the tension around a group of shock absorbing blocks. The original had the threaded rod welded onto the end of the mount point, overlapped about 1/2 an inch so I was just going to get a welder to do the same for me.

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if possible I would get a piece of round stock and a die and cut the threads only as far as needed.This way it will be a lil stronger.could also weld an extra piece in the same spot were the old one bent to make it even stronger.
 

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Hi its about a foot long and threads are needed about 9-10 inches of it. Ive never threaded anything before but Im thinking that would be a lot of work. I do like your idea of doubling up/re-enforcing it where it attaches to the mount and where it bent.

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