Steering mod screwup---heim jt for ovrhd drg lnk??
Ok, so I was pondering purchasing a drop pitman arm to correct the drag link angle after the 4" lift and new shackles were installed. And as I looked at the jeep, it looked like flipping the drag link to the top side of the knuckle would correct the steering about perfectly. I obtained the proper size and angle reamer bit to re-drill the hole, and here's the rub. I didn't wholly think this through, so the hole is now shaped hourglass...the top is reamed out (by me) and the bottom is reamed out from the original hole...so the drag link is only in contact with half the original area. I'm not very happy with this. So I've been thinking of drilling the hole out and removing the taper, and replacing the long part of the drag link with a heim joint atop the knuckle and a long rod of some sort that would thread into the adjustment sleeve on the tie rod end that attaches to the pitman arm. Any problems with that? Where would I look for something like that (parts wise)?? As a side question, I thought I remembered someone mentioning sleeves that you can buy that are a consistent OD, but have the proper angle hole drilled in the center---that can be inserted into the knuckle and used with a standard drag link. Or am I making that up? Any other ideas? Anyone?
Moneyless, Will weld for jeep accessories.