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post #1 of 11 Old 01-16-2010, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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tie rod end inserts

does anyone make an insert to use a regular tie rod end on these knuckles? I have strait bore holes about 3/4" dia.
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does anyone make an insert to use a regular tie rod end on these knuckles? I have strait bore holes about 3/4" dia.
Define regular....

Something like this...?



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Define regular....

Something like this...?
eggzactly that
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i like this solution. i was just about to ream my knuckle for your drag link flip. if i wanted to go back to the stock drag link location, can i just pop out the insert and insert from under the knuckle?
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i like this solution. i was just about to ream my knuckle for your drag link flip. if i wanted to go back to the stock drag link location, can i just pop out the insert and insert from under the knuckle?
Yup.


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eggzactly that
Cool, glad I was able to help out.


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Thanks, just ordered online.
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Thanks, just ordered online.
Got it... Shipping today.


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I installed the Poly Trackbar Relocate and Drag Link Flip yesterday. It was an easy install. I used a 7/8" Unibit with a drill bit extension to drill the hole for the insert above. It cut the hole easily.

This is a definite improvement (in driving) over the FT frame-side trackbar bracket with dropped pitman arm. I also have the Poly Tie Rod, so my steering is feeling pretty stout now.

I have 3" of front lift and the axle is pretty well centered with the stock trackbar and Poly kit.

In terms of driving comfort, I'd rate it this way (for ~3" of lift):

1) Poly Steering Correction Kit (trackbar axle bracket and drag link flip)
2) No trackbar bracket, adjustable trackbar
3) No trackbar bracket, stock trackbar
4) Frame-side trackbar bracket, dropped pitman arm

ps - the dropped pitman arm puts way too much stress on the steering shaft and box. You can really see the box moving back and forth under the hood with the dropped pitman arm installed.

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I installed the Poly Trackbar Relocate and Drag Link Flip yesterday. It was an easy install. I used a 7/8" Unibit with a drill bit extension to drill the hole for the insert above. It cut the hole easily.

This is a definite improvement (in driving) over the FT frame-side trackbar bracket with dropped pitman arm. I also have the Poly Tie Rod, so my steering is feeling pretty stout now.

I have 3" of front lift and the axle is pretty well centered with the stock trackbar and Poly kit.

In terms of driving comfort, I'd rate it this way (for ~3" of lift):

1) Poly Steering Correction Kit (trackbar axle bracket and drag link flip)
2) No trackbar bracket, adjustable trackbar
3) No trackbar bracket, stock trackbar
4) Frame-side trackbar bracket, dropped pitman arm

ps - the dropped pitman arm puts way too much stress on the steering shaft and box. You can really see the box moving back and forth under the hood with the dropped pitman arm installed.
Cool, glad it worked out for you dude.


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