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making my own HD tie rod

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Langosta39, May 20, 2003.

  1. Langosta39

    Langosta39 1/2 ton status

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    i was going to make my tie rod with some burly DOM tubing with some nuts welded to the ends to mount the TREs. I was reading 4x4Iron's website and they say that the TREs thread 3 INCHES into the tie rod. How do they do this, and how can I do this? Do they just use tubing that has the perfect I.D. then tap it 3 inches? I would like to figure this out because having the TRE supported all the way in would be way stronger and stiffer than just having 3/4" of thread holding it in. Or would it? Opinions please!

    andy
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    u might drop shane74 a pm about this... he made himself one recently...

    j
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    Yes, 4x4 Iron's Rods are machined 3" deep with threads. Tim cuts the rods to length then sends them to a machinist and has them threaded for the style ends you want. He then cut and welds on another rod to the outside of the first rod if you order a sleeved rod. He just built mine awhile back. It is burly.

    The TRE's thread down deep into the rod for maximum support and strength. He has told me that I might need to knock some casting flash off the end of the TRE's to get my Toe just right because they thread all the way in.
     

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