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tie rod end flip

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by FJ40Dude75, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. FJ40Dude75

    FJ40Dude75

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    has anyone tried flipping their tierod ends on their steering arms to take away some bad angles if so is there any thing special to doing this ?
     
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    i believe they are tapered
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    Yep, tie rod ends are tapered....you'd have to weld shut the holes on the arms and redrill/retaper. For that much work, high-steer arms might be a better solution.
     
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    how much are high steer arms?
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    I believe RBS has them for like $240 a pair....check Alan's forum under New Products
     
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    Sor now has them too for 279 i think
     
  7. PHAT MAX

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    when i put my heims on, does it matter if the rod is on top or bottom of pitman arm?
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    with heims it won't matter...but clearance will dictate. I suspect the tie rod will still be below the arms and below the springs.

    BTW: Ford towers will fit with Scout PS....doing it tonight at 5pm!
     
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    Mace rock scientist.. Staff Member s-Moderator

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    Yes they will and very well I might add :)
     
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    where did you guys get your towers? i went to les stumpf and they wanted like 38 a peice! no way jose. ::)

    woody were did you get yours from?
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    Ordered them thru Ford in Neenah...the part number is on the Cruiser Facts section....took 2 days, $35 for the pair.

    E5TZ-18183-A 88 F250 Ford part number for taller replacement front shock towers

    Most acceptable.

    Gotta "lighten" them tonight, give them that racing look....

    geeezz...maybe I'm taking this "cruiser diet" thing a bit far....
     
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    I just got a pair of the Ford F-250 towers from my local Ford dealer for under $25. ::)