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Alumi - Flex Tie Rod???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by kgillyk5, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. kgillyk5

    kgillyk5 1/2 ton status

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    Is this hocus-pocus or could this idea really hold up? I dont see that they offer a k5 version, just for [I Love Jeeps].
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    They dont look very durable,Iv seen a few guys on the Pirate board kill those after 2 or 3 hits.Something that is designed to bend does not sound good for a steering application.If your gonna buy a tierod the Rockstomper Rockrod is your best bet.Iv had mine for close to 3 years and it has taken a beatin with only scratches to show for it.A few weeks ago I was hung up on the mini Rubicon in Hollister and had my tierod pushed all the way into my dif cover,and once I quit tryin to move a rock with it it sprang back most of the way and only has a slight bend /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    If you want a rod i'll build you one that you can't bend. It is heavy so if your wanting light weight then i can't help you but if you want bullet proof i'll build you one for whatever ends you want and put a lifetime warrenty on it.
    It will be out of 4340 (same as Warn Axle shafts) but not hardened as hard so that it will flex some.
     
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    4340 round stock?What does it get hardened to?
    What kind off $$$ are we talking for that tierod Matt?

    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    4340 round stock?What does it get hardened to?
    What kind off $$$ are we talking for that tierod Matt?

    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    I would like to know too. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Mine would be for a D60 application. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Yes... it IS hocus-pocus... /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif

    My brother bent his up on his TJ on the 2nd wheeling trip. Bent to the point where it wouldn't "spring" back /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif.... If it was made of steel, we maybe could've "bent it back", but since it was alum...., when we tried to bend it straight - it just sprung back to the "U" shape /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif.

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