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tierod upgrade??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by short sub, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. short sub

    short sub Registered Member

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    after a weekend of wheeling my tie rod lost. i have full hydrualic steering and completely destroyed it as did a friend of mine with hydro assist. i was wondering what type of material would be best to make a new tie rod out of that would hold up to our hydrualic setups. thank you ryan
     
  2. RustBuket

    RustBuket 1/2 ton status

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    DOM tubing probably would be best. something like 1.25" or 1" with like .250" wall. That would be pretty beefy.
     
  3. goldwing2000

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    Coupled with a massive heim joint.
     
  4. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    ORD makes a 1.5" OD .375 wall tie rod. I've never bent mine...but I haven't put it on the truck yet either :grin:
     
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    I have the 1.5"x .375"wall tie rod from ORD. It is BEEFY. I have hydro assist and all is well with about 6 months of use on it...

    Chris
     
  6. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I am running a 1.5" .375 wall Tierod from 4x4 Iron in my truck. It is stout as hell. I have smacked it pretty good on rocks and it doesn't even have a hint of a bend in it. I rock crawl so I have hit it a fair number of times sofar with good success.

    If you wanted real beef you could get a 3/8" thick tierod like I have and sleeve a piece of 1.75" .120 wall tube on the outside of that making your tierod walls .500" thick. If you bend that you have some real problems.

    I was told with the 3/8" tierod like I got that if I ever bent my tierod I would most likely have just broken something else in my steering system or front axle at the same time like a TRE, knuckle, etc.

    I am known to drive by brail sometimes and my 3/8" tierod has served me well sofar.

    Harley
     
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    Harley,

    I know what you mean by that.....I have a rockstomper tie rod and poison spyder diff cover on my D44 and I have the ultimate cofidence in strength when it comes to bashing the front end. I just drive until I get stuck (which never happens of course:grin:)
     

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