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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2003, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tie rod Bendage

Dang it! 37 inch tire, rocks, and a bent tie rod. Should have known. I purchased some 1/4 inch thick, 1 inch angle to weld to the sucker. Anyone know of a way to mount the tie rod ends over the steering knuckles (knuckle under?) I think this would help the angle of the dangle and put less stress on the rods and ends in addition to welding on the angle.
The drag link bent without contact from a rock, just steering against rock, I think. I fixed it, on the trail, with my come along and adjusted the toe when I got to flat pavement. Now I'm going to try to straiten it and weld on the angle.
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Re: Tie rod Bendage

better a bent tierod than a sheared sector shaft! [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

wouldnt it make more sense to refab the steering using some of that badazz tubing rather than welding angle to it? ya know, the kind that will temporarily deflect if you run it into a rock [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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ya, that sucks, when you do that you find a way to avoid it like i did.
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Can't remember, are you still running the TTB? If so, don't bother. The cost could net you a Solid 44 that you can do that to. Weld your angle on, and hope for the best.
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I second the angle. Cheap. Easy. Cheap. Easy. Like me.

I did that to my TTB drag link as a preventative measure and I did it to my D60 drag link after I taco'd it on the trail. Hydro assist is in my future, but in the meantime cheap and easy rules.
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oh, if you're still on the TTB then screw it, dont pump any money into it! but those custom tube/heim steering solutions for solid axles are very [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: Tie rod Bendage

Welded the angle up. I suppose the tie rods and adjusting sleeves are the week points now. I got the D44 IFS. So, I agree, why put anymore into it, when I could go solid D44. That's were I'm headed if I have more problems/break the IFS. I have an ARB and gearing in the IFS that will swap over to solid axle D44. Thanks for the comments!
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