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D60 tie rod

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BLZN4FN, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    I'm looking for a new tie rod 1 1/2 or bigger. I know ord sells them just wondering who you all bought yours from and what you thoughts were.
    The tierod must use TRE's
     
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    lar300mag 1/2 ton status

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    I bought mine at ORD, its the 1.5", I'll bend the axle tube before it bends
     
  3. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    I got mine from NWF.
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I have one form SKY, had one in the past from WFO but sold it to my old neighbor.
     
  5. mrk5

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    I still have the stocker, but I believe DIY4x is selling them now.

    Pimpoffroad was selling super heavy duty version, 1.75" IIRC. And the price was good to. Should be listed somewhere in the vendors forum.
     
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    Do you want 1/4" wall or 3/8" wall?

    I say build one. Find a steel yard that sells 1.5" .250 wall DOM by the foot. Buy 4-5ft. Buy weld in bungs for TRE's & weld them in. Install TRE's and your done. If you want 3/8" wall then buy 4-5ft of 1.75" .120 wall tube & sleeve & weld the 1.5" tube. When you cut the sleeve cut it at an angle for more welding surface.

    Everyone sells them but they are easy to build if you can find the steel. It may cost you more in the long run but at least you built it.

    I bought my tierod because I didn't have any fab skills at the time but from now on I will build my own. Matt (az-k5) helped me build my bent draglink for crossover. I would rather build my own if possible even if it costs a little extra.

    If you are set on buying it then Sky, DIY, ORD, WFO, Avalanche, Rockstomper, Extreme Engineering, .... should be able to help you out. I have had great service from Sky so I would go to them first.
     
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    I got mine from M.O.O ...But that probably doesn't help you :doah:
     
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    Poison Spyder Customs sells DOM by the foot, 1.5" .25 wall IIRC. And they have the inserts Harley was talking about. Don't know how the price compares.

    I can't get DOM from any of my regular steel vendors; wish I could since we get wholesale pricing.
     
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    Good call, I forgot to mention them too.

    From there website.

    5ft .250 wall DOM = $44.05
    7/8x18 tube adapters= $12.25 ea
    jamb nuts = $4.45 ea (possibly included with TRE's)

    $80 gets you the parts to build a .250 wall tierod.

    Tierods can be purchased from Checker or whoever with a lifetime warranty. I believe that the price is around $30-35 each & probably include the jamb nuts.

    $150ish gets you a complete tierod. If you want to sleeve it it will probably cost another $20 for some .120 wall.

    Harley

    I would recommend running RH thread TRE's on both ends so you dont need 2 spare TRE's, you only need one.
     
  10. mrk5

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    Especially since with full hydro he's not going to be able to just spin the tie rod for adjustment anyways.
     
  11. gr8pumkin

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    Got mine from wfo, would go with anyone else. Great customer service and good prices..

    Jeremy
     
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    Ummm, he's planning on full hydro and still running a tie rod :confused:
     
  13. BLZN4FN

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    I have been running full hydro for about a year and a half with A tierod. I made one with a 1985 tierod work but would like a better one and keep the one I have now as a spare.

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    I just ordered one from ORD. It cost 80.00, and it was easier to order than it would be to build it. Plus, it is already tapped to accept their TREs. I don't know if you have seen them, but I cannot find anything close to them in beefiness.
     
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