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D60 tie rod ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BLZN4FN, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    I need a super heavy duty tie rod for my 60
    What tie rod are you using? where did you get it and is it solid or hallow?
     
  2. jstevenj

    jstevenj Registered Member

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    solid rod

    I make them out of 1.25" diameter solid rod and drill & tap the ends with 7/8-18 LH & RH thread.
     
  3. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I had a tierod end go bad... before I put the truck on the road recently... was bad on the d60 I got... so I bought it from ABC as they were going out of business... got the $90 long side for $35!!!!! so I was like... WTF might as well replace the other.. shortie side... that was $48 marked down to $12!!!!!

    so I get home and goto put them on and where they connect doesnt fit... seems these were BEEFIER than what was on the truck... 1979 GMC K35 tierods are HUGE!!!!!

    original
    bigger pic of it.... http://www.supermotors.org/getfile/193917/original/d60e.JPG
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    dont have a pic but will see what I can find....with the replaced one... or take one today... but it is HUGE
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    I have rockstomper, 1.5" tube with 5/16" wall thickness. I don't think they do much steering junk anymore. If I was you, I'd contact blackwidowperformance.com. They are long time ck5 members and can make you a beefy tierod np.

    j
     
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    I have the ORD tie rod with the 1 ton rod ends.The rod is 1 1/2 inch x 3/8 wall.
     
  7. Muddytazz

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    I run the ORD rod and it is tuff. I have beat it on the rocks hard and it is still straight.
     
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