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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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scout II 44 (w/ d-30 outers) tie rod

i need a tie rod (knuckle to knuckle) for a scout II 44 with dana 30 outers. the scout rod seems to be the right length, around 49.5", but the tapers wont fit the 30 knuckles. i don't have a stock 30 tie rod to check but im guessing it has to be to short. any good donor... maybe a waggy or something? for imformational purposes what are the dementions of the tapers for the d30 and the scout II 44
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The right hand Jeep tie rod end will screw into the Scout tie rod. The problem is that wierd course LH threaded one on the driver's side. I discovered that the CJ tie rod outside diameter is exactly the same as the Scout tie rod inside diameter. After banging my head for days trying to locate a rod end, I cut the scout tie rod and sleeved the CJ into it as far as I could, and welded it up. I ended up with two right hand rod ends so it made setting the toe a little more difficult, but not much.

I also had to get it so the bend in the scout tie rod was towards the front of the jeep and clearanced the front dif cover (with a hammer) so it wouldn't interfere.

This set up worked well for over a two years. I would still be running it but the switch to the Wrangler frame created too much angle in the drag link. So high steer is in the works.

Is this the only hammer you've got?
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I did the same thing to mine. I had a Currie tie rod I cut up and used the left over piece for a steering brace. A friend had a reamer for the Scout tie rod ends so I used it on the 30 knuckles and used the bigger Scout tie rod ends. The bump in the Scout tie rod ended up being in the front after a little work. With a custom made pitman arm the set up has worked well for 6 or 7 years. Sorry, no dims. on that long gone reamer.
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Can you ream out the knuckle? The larger tie rod ends are tougher than the dana 30 variety.

Why wouldn't you use the stronger and more versatile d44 outers.

Ya only go around once, best to enjoy it the first trip.
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