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Tie rod metal qualities?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by weisel, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. weisel

    weisel 1/2 ton status

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    What is a tie rod made out of? Mild steel or an alloy? I am going to make one in a few weeks because mine is all bent to hell.
     
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    It is mild steel. Just about everything on a chevy is mild steel to keep costs down.
     
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    1.25"x0.219"wall is almost perfect for tapping 7/8"-18tpi
     
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    How thick, and what wall thickness is a stock tie rod? Woud it be better if it were solid?
     
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    how thin is a better way to put that
     
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    Ok. how about what O.D. and what wall thickness is a stock rod?
     
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    Thanks for the info. I have enough now to start construction.
     
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    I just had mine made out of t-6 aluminum solid. Hopefully it will be stronger than stock (LOL).
     
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    I hate to tell you but unless you went huge in the diameter it will only be 1/3 as strong as stock /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     

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