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Unread 03-07-2014, 06:19 PM   #30736
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Picked up the ZJ a while ago, total bill ended up being $742 and change for inner and outer tie rods, ends, and sleeves, and both horns... Still needs an alignment, getting that done tomorrow. It's a whole different animal now tho, it rides 100% better
Just that for $742? :

I could toss on all new wheel bearings, ball joints and axle shafts with it for less.

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Unread 03-07-2014, 06:29 PM   #30737
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I didn't know ZJs came that low. I always assumed they rolled out of the factory with 100,000 miles.

Also, tee hee. Boobs.

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My thoughts exactly
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Unread 03-07-2014, 06:58 PM   #30738
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My thoughts exactly
A small tie rod puller $10
3/4 1/2 socket $8
And a 1/2 breaker bar $30

Could add the cost of the tools to that too. Lol
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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:09 PM   #30739
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Just that for $742? : I could toss on all new wheel bearings, ball joints and axle shafts with it for less.
Yup, that's what happens when your parents insist you drop it at the shop instead of doing it yourself.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:13 PM   #30740
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Yup, that's what happens when your parents insist you drop it at the shop instead of doing it yourself.
I hated that, just lie and take it to a friends house and do it or an abandoned parking lot with a few friends.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:30 PM   #30741
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I hated that, just lie and take it to a friends house and do it or an abandoned parking lot with a few friends.
I'm definitely going to. It makes me mad because I know I can do it... I'm helping my buddy do a transmission swap in his 1500 tomorrow
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Unread 03-07-2014, 07:43 PM   #30742
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I'm not on my computer atm so I can't check, but how much did that jcr cost you? Did they sell you the plans and have you cut it out? Or did they send you like the peices??

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They shipped everything unbent, Cut and notched. It ships flat to save cost. $399.00. Bends easy with a cpl clamps and a decent size work bench. Half the small pieces where lost in shipping first go round but one call to Daryl up there and the cut me new ones and shipped them out the next morning.

Cost me an extra $100 in wire, gas, tips and grinding disks.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 08:12 PM   #30743
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I'm definitely going to. It makes me mad because I know I can do it... I'm helping my buddy do a transmission swap in his 1500 tomorrow
Very nice

Sometime parents can be ignorant and clueless about things . For example if neither of them have ever changed the oil on there car, they think you're truck would fall apart if you tried to change the brake pads by yourself.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 08:53 PM   #30744
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Out of curiousity what is the over all feelings about IRO longarms? Looking at the 5" kit, long front short rear. Possible summer project haha.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 08:53 PM   #30745
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Man, you got ****ED on that repair.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 09:12 PM   #30746
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Umm there's no inner tie rods on a jeep just the drag link and outter for the driver side then the 2 tie rod ends that go to the drag link and pitman arm I just replaced everything on a jeep Cherokee replaced everything steering related besides the pitman arm and it cost the guy about 450.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 09:19 PM   #30747
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Umm there's no inner tie rods on a jeep just the drag link and outter for the driver side then the 2 tie rod ends that go to the drag link and pitman arm I just replaced everything on a jeep Cherokee replaced everything steering related besides the pitman arm and it cost the guy about 450.
In parts store catalogs, the drag link and pitman arm link are the inner tie rods. They act the same as inner tie rods.
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Unread 03-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #30748
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Last time I ordered parts at work they weren't called inner tie rods. That's for rack and pinion steering which is a completely different part not trying to be a dick or anything just saying. I do a lot of jeeps at work and order all of parts there mostly just considered the drag link and tie rod ends. Wouldn't consider them inner ties rods as they are a different style
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Unread 03-08-2014, 12:26 AM   #30749
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Last time I ordered parts at work they weren't called inner tie rods. That's for rack and pinion steering which is a completely different part not trying to be a dick or anything just saying. I do a lot of jeeps at work and order all of parts there mostly just considered the drag link and tie rod ends. Wouldn't consider them inner ties rods as they are a different style
The pitman link and drag link perform the exact same job as inner tie rods: connecting the steering gear to the outer tie rods via an adjustable constrained-joint linkage. They do it in a different way but it performs the same function. As such, the parts are listed in catalog as inner tie rod ends.

Drag link assemblies are also sometimes called upper tie rods. As a whole, they are tie rods: rods that tie the steering together.

There's a reason, I suppose, that technicians aren't parts guys.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 06:45 AM   #30750
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Aaaaand I'm out another $130 for alignment and rotation.
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