This thread has been started before but the final detail I have been unable to find via searching the 5Exi forum.
I retrieved my car from TD after set up and odd other bits today and one of the comments from Dave was that the fitted TRE's are the wrong thread:-
'It is also VERY important to note that the TRE's are 1/2 UNF female.
The track rod from the rack is M12 x 1.25. This means that the outside of the rod is 12mm - the tapping diameter for 1/2 is 11mm - the depth of the tread is 1mm
Clearly it fits but its not safe long term.
Can anyone tell me what car they identified as the original use, to replace the ones you got on your 5exi?
I need to buy a couple and not sure if itís Metro as per the original Marlin supplied rack or something different. I have no recourse to Marlin because I did not buy the kit direct from them.
I know limpabit had the same problem and historically other builders (Bigfella, TurboMarlin to name a couple have commented) have identified the problem but there is no recorded solution/answer.
If anyone knows post it up.
When I find out I will add more detail.