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Unread 11-02-2009, 04:56 AM   #1
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New steering components

Hey guys, I need to upgrade my drag link and tie rod, they are just way too small.. they look like electrical conduit pipe. It's only a matter of time before I get stranded on a trail because of them.

Anyone have any suggestions on who to use? I know a lot of companies make a lot of different parts.. I want something real beefy.

My steering knuckles are drilled out to 11/16" to accept inverted flanges so everything is above the knuckles. Do most people usually stick with the tie rod ends when upgrading? Or go to something better (whatever that may be, heim joint style maybe?)

Thanks guys.

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Unread 11-02-2009, 06:22 AM   #2
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Mike,

I bought the Big Daddy tie rod and drag link... It uses the stock ends. I did the did a tie rod flip while I was at it, using the GoFerIt inserts that have the taper built in.

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Unread 11-02-2009, 06:33 AM   #3
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Okay sweet.. I think I've seen that before but I forgot about the big daddy stuff.. that looks like a good price. Looks like $179 + the two ends ($60).. so probably around $239+tax & shipping -- sound right?

Yeah I bought the flanges from downeastoffroad.com that go in from the bottom instead of the top like goferit's. They are the stock taper too so the BD will work nice.
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Unread 11-10-2009, 12:57 PM   #4
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I bought the Big Daddy kit from Steering Linkage - WindRockOffroad.com. It was 141.95 plus shipping. Think It was like 154.00 total. Just came with one end for the drag link.

Does anyone know the part numbers for the Moog tie rod ends and the other drag link end that goes to the pitmam arm??
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Unread 11-10-2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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X3 for BigDaddy -
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Unread 11-11-2009, 07:22 AM   #6
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I did the same a gojeepin. Love it.
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Unread 11-11-2009, 07:51 AM   #7
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Same here. can't beat Big daddy.

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Unread 11-11-2009, 07:01 PM   #8
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Just got them today, installed tonight.. back is killing me but I'm gonna go eat pizza and forget about it. Those are some strong/heavy *** links.
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