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Old April 12th, 2011, 11:23 AM   #501
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Does this mean you have TRE steering now? Any reason you want to go to heims over the TREs? I've been going back and forth on which route to take with mine so experience either way would be helpful.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 11:31 AM   #502
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Because I had ran the same tie rods he is running now and I broke mine multiple times .
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Old April 12th, 2011, 11:55 AM   #503
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^truth. I've built and spec'd most of my parts based on what CTEB breaks

I'll be upgrading to a Moog TRE for the pitman arm and changing the other 3 over to ruffstuff 3/4" heims.
Xj4life, CTEB and I came up with a combo that seems to be working for CTEB
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http://www.bcbroncos.com/store/produ...roducts_id=770
"Tie Rod adapter bushing" per hole based on how you ream it out. We reamed to chevy taper for the TRE's we were using so we had to use bushings.
http://www.bcbroncos.com/store/index.php?cPath=37_82
And Ruffstuff LH/RH heim/bushing/jam nut.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 04:08 PM   #504
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Were they standard Chevy 1 ton TREs or something smaller? What's the benefit of running the tapered studs with the heims rather than just drilling the knuckles or hi-steer arms out to 3/4"? Do people have problems with them getting wallowed out or something?
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Old April 12th, 2011, 04:16 PM   #505
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Yes, bolts oblong the holes in the knuckles, become loose over time, and even break. With the tapered stud it won't loosen over time and at any point I/we can stick a tie rod back in the knuckle.

They are actually the 1/2-3/4 ton tie rods. Just everybody mistakes them for one ton tie rods. Its just become an accepted term to call them one tons.

The "one ton tre's" people refer to are 7/8-18 thread pitch. While the actual one ton tie rods are 1-18 thread pitch.

This is the most common part numbers used on steering conversions.
http://www.partsmike.com/tech-help/tr-dl-id/
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Old April 12th, 2011, 04:17 PM   #506
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With a taper you don't have to be as exact and it'll still tighten down, with a straight hole, well not so much. We both used Chevy "1 ton TRE's" but from XRC or something like that. He broke his, I kept mine together this weekend. I already have all the Heim stuff, just didn't have time to install it before this trip.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #507
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Getting a close look at this rig I was very impressed with the quality and attention to detail, he knows were the governor is and it performs very well, p.s. don't let him fool you he does know how to drive, but I think an auto would be a good upgrade. It was nice to meet you this last weekend, hope to wheel with you again.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #508
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run 3/4 to a 7/8 heim in all your steering stuff.i will not run tre have seen too many break. i have had my heims for 4 years with no issues.have them on my track bar also.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:50 AM   #509
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I have either 3/4" or 7/8" hiems ready to go, can't remember which size though I have other stuff to take care of first
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Old April 13th, 2011, 11:11 AM   #510
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Getting a close look at this rig I was very impressed with the quality and attention to detail, he knows were the governor is and it performs very well, p.s. don't let him fool you he does know how to drive, but I think an auto would be a good upgrade. It was nice to meet you this last weekend, hope to wheel with you again.
Thank you sir, it was good meeting you and wheeling with you too. That buggy does really well.

I'm not convinced I need to switch back to the cheater trans just yet. Sure it would be easier but where's the fun in that I know I had way more control when I had an auto though. I probably wouldn't have had such a hard time with an auto, but that's also part of what I like about it
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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:22 AM   #511
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My white uppers arnt damaged are they?
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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:36 AM   #512
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My white uppers arnt damaged are they?
You talking about the uppers you had 3 yrs to come get and didn't? They have a couple pin stripes now, nothing out of the ordinary.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #513
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nice looking "Beetle" you got there' love the dimple died dash that makes the jeep LMAFO
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Old April 17th, 2011, 05:20 PM   #514
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You got that thing fixed and ready to again or what?
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Old April 17th, 2011, 05:31 PM   #515
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Here's a little teaser clip, putting together a dvd of highlights from the trip that will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to OperationHansen.


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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:36 PM   #516
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For a quick second, that looked like it was not going to end well.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:37 PM   #517
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You got that thing fixed and ready to again or what?
Don't even have it clean yet let alone repaired.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #518
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For a quick second, that looked like it was not going to end well.
Weird, that's what it felt like in the drivers seat too.
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Old April 17th, 2011, 07:58 PM   #519
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Watching it in person it looked even worse
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Old April 17th, 2011, 08:44 PM   #520
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