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Unread 02-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #1
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tie rod flip

Anybody ever try this?

http://www.amazon.com/Jeep-Dana-Stee...J+tie+rod+flip

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Unread 02-21-2013, 10:49 AM   #2
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I haven't used that set from Amazon, I have used all mine from the same place, but there are numerous threads on here of what people have used.

Looks like Rukse LLC is the company that is producing them.

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Unread 02-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #3
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Sorry for the DP, but I forgot the link...

http://www.goferitoffroad.com/products.htm

That is what I have used 3 different times... so far so good.

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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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If I have to drill it out to 3/4" anyways why not just use a heim joint instead of a tie rod end? I have all that laying around my garage.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:56 AM   #5
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I think the purpose was the just "flip" your tie rod and not have to do anything else but drill.

If you do what you want to do, it goes beyond just flipped the tie rod around.

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Unread 02-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #6
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Just out of curiosity what all is involved to use heim joints instead of tie rods. I know they sell kits but what can you do to make it happen DIY?
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The problem with heim joints is they are designed to be used in double shear. Using them instead of TRE's puts them in single shear.

Depending on the quality of the joint, they are also prone to more wear and get loose. They are also not DOT certified.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 02:06 PM   #8
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It is my understanding that you have to weld the goferit kit, but some kits don't require welding. Is this correct?
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I believe you could get away with not welding it, and I think the instructions say that, but they recommend a couple tacks... I just took it a step further.

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Unread 02-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #10
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I had a tie rod flip done on my '86 CJ 7 , I was told it would make a difference with "bump steer" , and it did.
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Unread 02-21-2013, 03:38 PM   #11
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This is what I used. Read the write-ups and dont follow their directions. I think this is the best way.

http://ok4wd.com/rock-equipment-tie-rod-flip-kit.html
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Unread 02-21-2013, 07:31 PM   #12
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I did the goferit inserts and the drilling should be pretty close tolerance. If you wiggle while you drill, it will be sloppy. Another thing I think will happen is that you will have to buy new inserts when you change TREs. I tacked mine and all three broke the tacks. One did not pull through enough to engage the crimped top nut. I tried to get some support via email and just got questions asked rather than answers. Actually, I never got a response after I answered his questions. I will probably go to heims if I cannot keep them tight.

I did enable me to ditch the 4" drop pitman arm and utilize the stock arm as well as gain clearance around the diff cover to use a HD cover (3/8" thick).

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Unread 02-21-2013, 09:30 PM   #13
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Pardon me for asking but what is single and double shear? I think I know but I'll ask anyways...lol!!!!
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Unread 02-27-2013, 07:37 PM   #14
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I am seeing some people are having issues with the tie rods hitting after doing the flip on their Jeeps. I see M.O.R.E. sells a steering box mount hat is an 1 1/4" forward from stock will this solve the problem? Thank you.
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I'd like to flip my tierod ends on my 86 CJ7.
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