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Tie Rod

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    I got a new tie rod from sky-manufacturing, nice and beefy.

    What I'm needing to know is, when I install it on my D44, oh do I adjust the TRE's?
     
  2. yunit

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    If the tie rod is threaded with both right & left hand threads,
    just bolt the tie rod ends into knuckles and twist the tie rod to set the toe.
     
  3. Muddytazz

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    Setting the toe in is what i need to know, i've never done that before. I just want to get it close then I'll take it in to have the front end aligned.
     
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    Measure the distance of the left front center to the right front center of the tires. Then measure the same spot on the rear part of the front tire. Make sure your measurements are parallel to the ground! The front should be 1/8" to 1/4" narrower than the back.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Measure the distance of the left front center to the right front center of the tires. Then measure the same spot on the rear part of the front tire. Make sure your measurements are parallel to the ground! The front should be 1/8" to 1/4" narrower than the back.

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    And when you get that done, there is nothing else to align, so don't waste your money at an alignment shop.
     

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