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Unread 01-09-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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cj tie rod end info

does anyone know the thread count and size for a stock tie rod end? i wanna swap out my stock rod ends for heim joints instead cuz i keep on ripping the ball joints out of rod ends with my hydro assist steering...thanks

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Unread 01-10-2010, 12:17 AM   #2
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Check out MORE offroad they make some good stuff.

Jeep CJ Tie-Rod & Drag Link for 1982-1986 Models
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Unread 01-10-2010, 07:35 AM   #3
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thanks ill give them a call tomorrow... hopefully they sell just the rod ends...
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Unread 01-10-2010, 08:43 AM   #4
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does anyone know the thread count for stock tie rod ends? i wanna looking on jegs for hiem joint just i dont know what size all i need..thanks...
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Unread 01-10-2010, 09:38 AM   #5
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Is it possible to take off your old one and count? Maybe go to advance auto and just buy the tie-rod ends and count (then you can always return them). Once you find the part number I like to know. I am also going to flip the tie-rod and move it up top.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 09:55 AM   #6
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yeah i was going to take it apart next week if i get no replies...i just dont wanna rip the jeep apart yet until my other jeep is put back together
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Unread 01-10-2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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5/8"x18 tpi.

Be careful with what quality you go with, the cheap crap will get you hurt.
High quality TFE lined rod ends aren't cheap, for the money I would go with the high end Moog suspension parts and be done with it, if you break those you will certainly break rod ends at twice the price.
If you insist on rod ends I would recommend Aurora brand, look for "mil-spec" or "Aero-spec" surplus and nothing else.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 10:21 AM   #8
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thanks...i just bought a big daddy off road hd drag link and tie rod so i really dont wanna get rid of it cuz it will be hard getting my money back selling something like that...
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Unread 01-10-2010, 04:07 PM   #9
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5/8"x18 tpi.

Be careful with what quality you go with, the cheap crap will get you hurt.
High quality TFE lined rod ends aren't cheap, for the money I would go with the high end Moog suspension parts and be done with it, if you break those you will certainly break rod ends at twice the price.
If you insist on rod ends I would recommend Aurora brand, look for "mil-spec" or "Aero-spec" surplus and nothing else.
This is wrong. I made my own stainless steel tie rods for stock tie rod ends and they are 11/16-18 thread. this is an uncommon size, I don't think they make rod ends in this size. However you can have your Big daddy tie rods remachined to 3/4 - 16 which is a standard size and use rod ends with a 5/8's hole and 3/4 -16 threads.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 05:27 PM   #10
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Sorry, my bad.. I paid more attention to the pitch and flubbed the dia.
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Unread 01-10-2010, 05:51 PM   #11
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i measure my sock rod end and counted the thread...it was 5/8 18tpi....i found the hiem joints that i need...
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