Tie Rod end
The rod end connect the center link to the steering knuckle on cars with conventional suspension systems and recirculating ball steering gears. On cars with MacPherson strut suspension and rack-and pinion steering gears, the rod ends connect the end of the rack to the steering knuckle. A rod end consists of an inner and an outer end. The rod end transmits force from the steering center link or the rack gear to the steering knuckle, causing the wheels to turn. The outer rod end connects with an adjusting sleeve, which allows the length of the rod end to be adjustable. This adjustment is used to set a vehicle’s toe a critical alignment angle.
It has the same features like the torque rod. The uncontrolled movements of the wheels created after the vehicle start depending on the ground form, are transmitted to the axle. While a portion of these uncontrolled movements and vibrations are withered away in the wheels, a great portion is transmitted to the axle. The suspension system, which is connected rigidly between the axle and the vehicle body , and the V- torque rod are turning these undesired uncontrolled movements into low tension, controlled and limited emission movements of the vehicle body, which do not spoil the passenger's ergonomic structure. At the same time, the rotation force created by the motor which gives the traction power to the vehicle, is transmitted to the wheels by means of the transmission parts. The difference of the V- torque rod from the torque rod is that it is more developed from the technological point of view and is connected to a single knuckle