Tie Rod Load Cell

Steering Torque Sensor
  • Accurately Measure Steering Loads
  • Indirectly Measure Front Tire Grip
  • Quantify Results of Setup Changes
  • Validate Simulation Results
  • Direct Replacement for NASCAR® Tie Rods
  • Internal Microprocessor controlled Amplifier
  • 0.1 to 4.9v Output
  • 8 - 36 vdc Supply
  • Optional User selectable Load Ranges
  • Manufactured, Serviced and Supported in the USA

RAETECH's Tie Rod Load Cell is designed to accurately and reliably measure steering loads on stock cars. A significant amount of lateral force is reacted through the tie rod. Tie rod loads can give a great deal of insight into tire grip.

Like most of our load cell line, this is a direct bolt-in replacement for the standard part, using a ¾-16 fine thread. Precision machined from 7075 T6 aluminum and designed with a high safety factor, RAETECH's Tie Rod Load Cells have been in use by many teams since their introduction in 2006.

Tie Rod Load Cells are supplied with integrated amplifiers that provide a 0.1 - 4.9V output. Alternate gains and offsets are user configurable with the optional SG Amp Programmer.

Detailed calibration information comes with each of our load cells and most 12-bit data acquisition systems will yield about 1 lb/count resolution. RAETECH engineers are always pleased to discuss how our load sensing equipment can best help your race program.

Download Tie Rod Data Sheet     Now available in two lengths; 7 3/4" and 8 3/4"


Tie Rod Load Cell
Calibrated Range ±2,500 lbs
Static Error Band % F.S. ±0.25%
Non-Linearity % F.S. ±0.20%
Hysteresis % F.S. ±0.15%
Calibrated Range 50 to 260°F (10 to 125°C)
Operating Range 0 to 300°F (-18 to 150°C)
Zero Drift %R.O./°F ±0.002%
Span Shift %/°F ±0.008%
Output Range 0.1 - 4.9 V
Sensitivity (lb/v) 1000 typ.*
No Load Output 2.5 V typ.*
Supply Power (unregulated) 8 - 36 Vdc
Safe Overload Capacity 300%
Weight 6.3 & 5.5 oz
Part Numbers
Tie Rod Length (8.75) 1169-01-01-302
Tie Rod Length (7.75) 1169-01-01-303
Programmer - SG Amplifier 1169-01-50-300
Wire_Colors (12K)

* Programmed to Customer Specification or User Configurable with Optional Programmer


Dimensions: (inches)

TieRod Load Cell Dimensions

For Additional Information or to Order Load Sensing Products Please Contact:

RAETECH Corporation 
4750 Venture Dr. Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Tel: 734-665-2215