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need a new tierod - aftermarket?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mike reeh, Feb 20, 2002.

  1. mike reeh

    mike reeh 1/2 ton status

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    going to need the giant front tierod to be replaced soon. I dont know who's genius idea it was to not put a threaded end on that thing, but thats beside the point... Who makes that beefy aftermarket one, and where can I buy it?

    some of you so-cal big dawgs have one, not exactly sure who. any ideas before I kick down $100+ for a lame oem replacement?

    mike
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rockstomper.com>www.rockstomper.com</a>
    the rockstomper rod is the best!

    73 3/4 ton Chevy. 383 stroker, TH350, NP 205, 14bolt FF(Detroit), Dana 44(limited Slip), 6in. lift, 36x 14.5 super swampers
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/rockrod.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/rockrod.shtml</a>

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    Or he could just buy another cheap one from Advance or Auto Zone or maybe even 2, one for a spare and still have money left over vs. the rockrod/rockstomper deal. **shrug**
    Just a thought.

    Its the popping, rumbling, roaring, twisting, flexing, grinding, so you can wheel anywhere medicine[​IMG]
     
  5. mike reeh

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    thanks for the quick replies everyone. for some reason I was thinking rock-ram and couldnt find what I was looking for. but damn ftn96 you read my mind! that is some serious cash for a couple peices of pipe. Dont get me wrong here but dang that will hurt the old pocketbook for a while..

    anybody that runs it have any input?
    mike
     
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    Hit the cheap ones on a rock twice then the things paid for itself. I'd do it right the first time.

    Chad
    '73 Blazer,383,400,Atlas II,D60/14 Bolt,traclok/detroit,39.5 Swamps <a target="_blank" href=http://members.aol.com/fileholder2meg/projblazer.html>Clicky</a>
     
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    make one from 1.25"-.219"wall dom
    it is near perfect size to thread for 7/8"-18tpi for the tie rod ends

    formerly 77chev
    still a jerk though
     
  8. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Yeah, and if you don't have the taps (and you don't want to track down someone with that odd left hand tap) you can order the threaded inserts from Avalanche now. Then all you need is a couple of pieces of DOM, one inside the other, plus a little welding, call it done.

    Russ

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    Some day: massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    check car quest, I have a buddy with an 86 K10 who got a pretty beefy looking tie-rod from CarQuest for like 180 bucks.... and it has a lifetime guarntee on it. Can't really go wrong with a lifetime guarntee, if you bend a rock rod will they sned you a new one for free?
     
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    yea they will as long as you didn't winch or strap to the tie rod they will warranty it. I had the front end of my truck supported by the tierod and it barely bent, the stock one would have snapped in half im sure! Get it!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.myk5.com/gallery/>SoCal Big Dawgs</a>
     
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    Mike, I have the RockRod on mine, some of the other guys might also. It has already paid for itself, since I have hit it hard a few times now and it is still like new! The oem tie rod would have been bent several times by now (just like my first two!)

    Scott at RockStomper is nice to deal with too...just my .02...

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    BlazzinOR, I'm almost positive thats what he said. I'll find out for sure when I see him tomorrow.
     
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    I've got an oem type tierod that was new about a year ago. It's never been bent and probably has about 4000 miles on it. You can have it for $20 plus shipping and I'll throw in a draglink.

    1986 K10 TPI350/NV4500/Gen2 Doubler/D60(ARB)/14FF(Detroit)/4.56 gears
     

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