The passenger side tie rod end on my jeep is gone and I realize that the joint is part of the entire tie rod so I'd have to replace the entire tie rod. Advance sells the Moog tie rod for $160 but the left hand side threaded tie rod end is only $40. Is there any reason why I cannot cut off the old end and cut the threaded portion off a new driver side end and have it properly welded on? I have a cousin thats a certified welder. I notice they are welded from the factory. I'd still have the adjustment for the tie rod on the driver side threaded end.
I did something somewhat similar with the draglink. I needed a longer draglink, I got one from a XJ which is quite a bit longer, cut it in half but welded it then sleeved it. For the tie rod, I simply got everything from Ruff Stuff and upgraded for well under $200.
Originally Posted by George Orwell
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I ordered the full 7/8 heim steering kit from ruffstuff. Thanks guys!
I'm not sure if that's the same kit I got from them. I had to drill out the knuckle taper holes to straight 3/4". If you don't have a drill and bits that large, I bought a set from Harbor Freight that worked well, was an easy job.
You will have to drill them out. You can buy a tapered insert but that to me is useless if your doing heim joints. Either way. Good call on the heim joints. Thats what I did. Its Heavy duty. Make sure you get safety washers. So you don't have a single shear situation.
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Are you planning on keeping the tie rod and drag link tube?
If not are you planning on changing your steering to crossover steering?
Reason I ask is with the stock inverted y set up the drag link mounts to the tie rod.
With the stock rod it is a solid rod (at the passenger side) and even if you are able to weld a insert to the rod there will be no adjustment and not much thread contact.
If you go to tubing there will no be a place to mount your drag link unless you change it to cross over steering.
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