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Unread 03-23-2009, 03:23 AM   #1
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Hi steering and TRE's , a few ??? !

Hey to all,
i am about to do a hi steering conversion using a JB4x4 raised steering bracket. Now, the thing is, i will be building my own steering linkage (i don't trust the stock linkage after seeing my friend's drag link tweaked like a bow yesterday) out of some DOM and weld in threaded inserts. I know i could just let the tierod alone since it's not really involved with the hi steering but i want to do that as well so i have all new TRE's all around,and a stronger assembly . Now, i guess the JB4x4 bracket is a good piece of equipment and well tested and trusted by the majority of the jeepin' scene,so that is not questioned, but i was thinking about the tre's , i know i will have stock taper holes all around (stock holes for the tierod and stock pitman arm+jb4x4 bracket for the draglink), is there any other tre wich is stronger but with the same taper? I don't care much about the threaded part (stock i think is 11/16"draglink and 3/4"tierod,is this right?) since i can just build the linkage with wichever thread i choose. I know Teraflex sells a histeering sys with "standard taper tre's but with 1-ton strenght", wich part number are these tre's??
I am looking at doing something like this.

I want something reliable , and strong enough. I am not wanting any heim style joint since i am very picky regarding steering slop and i have been told that they are great when new, but quickly get loose. i want something that can last for a while (jeep is also my dd!)

Any advice on the matter is greatly appreciated, it's the first time i do a steering setup and i am not really aware of all the different benefits from the various setups.
Thanks!!!
Chris

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Unread 03-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #2
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Unread 03-26-2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Ok i measured the diameter on the stock tre's and the ones on the draglink are 11/16, and the ones on the tierod are 7/8. I would rather do 7/8 all around on the new linkage. I found these http://www.omix-ada.com/productInfo.asp?itemNo=52005739
wich i think answers to my question about the taper size of the tre's on the draglink and on the tierod , since in the description it says " This spare tie rod end is designed for use with Rugged Ridge∆s heavy duty tie rods and drag links. " So i guess they're the same and only the size of the threaded part changes. Unfortunately they don't know (?!?!wtf!) the thread count on these tre's. I would just use 4 of the same size for simplicity but if i don't know the thread count i can't even order the weld in fittings for the links. How can it be that the manufacturer doesn't know the specs of his own parts??
If anybody knows the thread count on these tre's please chime in!!!!
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Unread 11-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #4
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ChrisYJ,

The Heim steering joint is one of the strongest items of its kind. Practically all dragsters (6,000+ horsepower and 6Gs of force) use them. NASCAR racers use them. I am not sure what you are worried about. The key is to buy the best, biggest and strongest Heim joint for your application. They are totally rebuildable, so I am not sure why they would "come loose." If I was you, I would check into it with a lot of internet searching, and not necessarily the "opinion-oriented" internet searching. Any fabricator for jeeps can tell you about the Heim joints... they also use them all the time.

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Unread 11-29-2011, 11:48 AM   #5
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It's a 2 1/2 year old thread. I kinda got excited when I saw one of Chris' threads pop up. Haven't seen that guy on here in a long time.
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Unread 11-29-2011, 12:00 PM   #6
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Anticanman,

BOY did I miss that!! Thanks for "teaching me something."

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Unread 11-29-2011, 12:31 PM   #7
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BOY did I miss that!! Thanks for "teaching me something."

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