tie rod end flip

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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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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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I believe RBS has them for like $240 a pair....check Alan's forum under New Products
 
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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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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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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!


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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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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