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1 ton Crossover steering ?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Rockjunkies, Mar 27, 2002.

  1. Rockjunkies

    Rockjunkies 1/2 ton status

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    I am doing the ORD cross over steering and need to know the part number for the GM HD MOOG tie rod ends that I need. I went and bought tie rod ends for a 1 ton 4wd, but they are way too long. Stephen is at moab I believe, so he can't answer me right now. Anybody have the number's on hand? And do the jam nuts come with the ends, or are they seperate? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. donimator

    donimator 1/2 ton status

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    do a search on that. I asked him that a while ago and he posted the answer on the board. It was in the ORD board. Was just a few months ago. I think you have to buy the jam nuts seperate too.
     
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    What your looking for with cross over is "drag link ends", not "tie rod ends". The numbers are ES2027L and ES2026R. For a "rock rod" tie rod, your looking for GM tie rod ends ES2234R and ES2233L. ES2233L has the hole for a stabilizer in it and is weak. You can get a stronger arm with ES2010L (91 3/4 ton Dodge) to replace ES2233L but you will have to mount the stabilizer to the new tie rod.
     
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    For a K5 you do not want the ES2233L for the "RockRod" if you are planning on getting one from Rockstomper. I just went through this. IT is too long for the Rockrod. You will need the ES2234R and ES2010L for the Rockrod.

    I agree on the ES2027L and ES2026R for the Draglink. I just completed my crossover conversion with the Avalanche Arm (which is tapered for 1 Ton ends) and a 78 Ford Van pitman arm (which was tapered for a 1/2 ton end), needed to have the pitman retapered at a machine shop to house the 1 Ton end.
     
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Yes, I agree that ES2233L is not a good choice. It is longer and weaker due to the longer length of smaller material AND due to the hole. However, as far as I know, the Rockstomper rock rods can be cut any length you want and so, could potentially be used with ES2233L. Obviously making them yourself as you and I have allows the option for either end (or several others). I was only posting that number for completeness and (I hoped) to avoid confusion since I have seen it listed for use in some places.

    Also, I should have said “rock rod type tie rod”, wasn’t really being specific about Scotts stuff but rather any heavy duty custom tie rod.
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    True, True. I was just pointing out the experiences from my side of things. I had Rockstomper make me my rockrod as it was just easier to have done than make at the time. I made my draglink which was also easy, but a little more involved than just bolting something up. If I were to get a spare RockRod, it would definitely be built by myself as they are cake to do.
     

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