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Making new drag link and track bar, use himes?

If the pass side d44 is going to work on my tj i'm going to need to make a new track bar and i think the waggy d44 drag link isn't the right length to work with my tj. What's the differance between a rod end and hime joint? Would i be able to use the stock tie-rod and then use a hime jointed or rod ended drag link? What size are the holes in the drag link and pitman arm? Could i just put a bolt thought them or do they need to be bored out for a larger bolt? any idea what size i should have them bored out to? Give me some ideas here. Where can i order them from? More is one source i know has em, i would have to order them tomorow and most likely they might get here friday and i want my jeep ready to go by newyears day.

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Re: Making new drag link and track bar, use himes?

Cut the waggy drag link and find a piece of heavy tube that will fit over it, slide each end up in it till you get the desired length and weld it up at each end. Or weld the TJ end on one side if you need too. Easy fix, don't use a heim if you can get away from it. I like to use replaceable rod ends on both sides of mine so if it breaks it is a parts store buy.
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