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OK4wd tie rod flip

I am going to be doing the tie rod flip on my cj7 tomorrow. i been reading alot of old posts on here and reading the instructions over n over. So let me see if i got this right . you insert the reamer from the bottom and put a piece a tape on the reamer as a guide but move it down 1/64. then ream from the top to the tape and insert the insert at top to check if it 1/64 from going all the way in. if so insert the insert from the bottom and it should sit flush. if not take very little out of the bottom till it does. hope this sounds right

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Just a note about the instructions from OKFWD, the bushings should seat flush at the bottom when you are finally complete. They say to have at least 1/64" protruding from the top when fitting but I found this to be misleading. You actually want this to stick out the bottom by about 1/64" and let the castle nut pull it in when tightening the ball joints up. I also found that you get a much better taper joint if you use the reamer chucked in a 1/2" drill and use cutting oil to assist in removing the material needed. Go slow, and check taper bushing for fitment often.




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Why not flip the drag link too?

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Why not flip the drag link too?
Are you asking me or bills85cj7? My drag link is flipped but not the tie rod.

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I flipped both on mine.


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just finished up flipping the tie rod and drag link. pretty simple to do. i used my drop pitman arm and it made my drag link level. drives like a new jeep
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Are you asking me or bills85cj7? My drag link is flipped but not the tie rod.
I had it backwards, but why not flip both?

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oh and i used the big daddy tie rod and drag link. man they are real nice
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oh and i used the big daddy tie rod and drag link. man they are real nice
That's what I have on mine. Big Daddy is real good stuff!

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I had it backwards, but why not flip both?
Wanted to keep my OEM steering stabilizer in it's original position and didn't see the point of flipping the tie rod since I am not a hard core wheeler anymore.

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What size is the reamer? Any other way to buy it for less than 80+ dollars?
Looks awesome and I'm looking to do the same thing.
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Why not use the "go fer it" flip bushings. They are pre-tapered. Just open up the pre existing holes to .750.
Drop them in and add a couple of small welds to hold them. Actually had to tap mine in.
Knuckles are "cast steel" So yes, you can weld them in.
Sure beats buying or borrowing a one time reamer. IMO.
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