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Bent my Rock Stomper tie rod......

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. stallion85

    stallion85 1/2 ton status

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    It's not bent too bad....more of a bow then anything. What are some good ways to get it straight again??
     
  2. shane74

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    You probably wont ever get it completely straight again. Once you bend tubing, it's very hard/impossible to get it completely straight again.
     
  3. stallion85

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    Dope :doah: I guess I will wheel it the way it is :o I have a stocker spare, but I couldn't bare to put that on after having the Rock Stomper on there :D

    I guess I will buy a new one.
     
  4. 85mudblazin

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    If its bent up try turning the tres till its pointed down and jack it up till it stays straight.
    If its bent back like towards the diff cover use another truck with a winch to pull it straight.
    I have done these both with my old tie rod and I got it close enough to run.
    I know have a 1 1/4" chromo tie rod that I can jack up the whole truck up on and it bends pretty good but when let off it goes back PERFECTLY straight :D I love chromo.
    I did buy a tie rod from shackerbuilt before I got my D60 thats a sleeved style with a 1.5" OD with a wall thickness of .433 :eek1: Dont thikn it will bend either, to bad I cant use it :D
     
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    This is how i "fixed" my stock tierod.
     
  6. FlatBackBlazer

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    Rock Rod

    i had some problems with the "Rock Rod" , one of the tie rod ends in the tubing stripped out goin down the road. Almost totaled the beast but luckily i wasn't flying. Spent the money to send it back and they told me that i didn't tighten them properly... and i know for sure i had tightened the jam nutt plenty when installing it months pryor. You could see the tubing they used had streched out . Not placing blame i just wish they would have replaced it , for the $150 plus shipping i spent to said it back it was a real big loss. Ended up purchasing an ORD tie rod and haven't been let down yet !
     

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