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Old February 4th, 2008, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question So Important I Asked Twice-Hi Steer

whats the most comon used tie rods? i need to replace mine soon and am trying to figure out what was used. i can post pics of mine if needed later tonight when i can get out to my truck.
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Most hi steer setups use 1.25 x 0.25" wall DOM, with FJ80 tie rod ends.

No idea what the length is, since my front is no longer stock width... but I run that size tube.
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heres the pics...
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Question So Important I Asked Twice-Hi Steer

my tie rods need to be replaced and i dont know what there are from. i think they are not stock. truck is a nissan hardbody with toyota solid axle with high steer. need to know asap. truck needs to be on the road this weekend.
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Old February 4th, 2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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you mean the booty-fab steering? Maybe a chevy tie rod end? The heim joint is just a universal size
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yeah, just the tie rods...
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Well, lets see...

Look like maybe FJ60 rod ends, with that funny end with the hole in it.

christ, thats crazy looking. Is that a flipped toy axle, with the diff on the drivers side? Unless you cut and rotated the knuckes......blech..

What kind of steering arms are they? Is there just one hole on both? Or is there two holes in one arm?

I'd huck it all in the garbage and call Marlin....
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Here's a few pics of what it *should* look like...

Marlin hig h steer arm, passenger side should have two holes for the tie rod and drag link...

Drivers arm should have one hole for tie rod only.

Hmm, looking more at the FJ60 and 80 ends (see them on this page: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...&page=12&pp=25 ) I think Bone sis right, those look domestic, which means whatever arms you have are tapered for domestic.

I'd throw it all out and start over, myself.

But, barring that, you could start by getting some chevy tie rod ends from autozone and see if they match the shank size.

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yeah it looks fliped. i think its only one hole in each arm. truck has been built and wheeled for several years with this set-up. i believe the knuckles were cut and rotated. still trying to figure out everything that was done to this truck.
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And trim your U-bolts, for gods sake, man...


Another thing.... are you running the torque arm off the left side? Thats only there for if you are running push-pull steering, not crossover. Ditch that.
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i bought the truck how it sits. i will be triming the ubolts and adding shocks this week. waiting on the tabs i have on order to come in for the shocks. i will get more pics of the set up in the morning. im not sure exactly what was done. any help would be great. this is my first 4x4 other then stock trucks. anything you would like to see in picticular?
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By the looks of the torn dust seals, and how it appears the tie rod end stud is kind of cocked in the knuckle... It looks like you need to throw it out and start over. If the tie rod stud doesnt fit the hole in the knuckle thats bad mmmk
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Replacing the tie rod end is not going to fix the driver side, two that looks like a tractor heim on the drag link?

Easier to start off new
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Replacing the tie rod end is not going to fix the driver side, two that looks like a tractor heim on the drag link?

Easier to start off new
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Probably the easiest thing is:

1) find the correct left and right side tie rods. Again, probably easiest to grab some chevies from the store and check them to see if they fit. If not, take thme back. But they should be in stock somewhere locally.

2) Make a new, strong tie rod.

3) Somewhere that it will fit, weld two tabs to the tie rod that stick up, with a mounting hole through them. Use that point to attach the drag llink through a new heim joint.
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Kinda like this, looking from the front...
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any year chevys or? was told they are toyota's for the previous owner. tried lookin at a few pics, but, they dont look toyota to me. theres 2 heim joints on that shaft. i was going to replace them both. was thinking about makeing the new rods for it. its bent a bit on the left side.
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just saw this while looking for tube ends. the tie rods kind look like these...

http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...p_16-1203.html
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take the tierod off and take it with you to the parts store... they will have a book or computer that will have pics to match it up with......i know that auto value and nappa have the book and autozone and advanced auto have the computer to look it up......

that would be the best way i can think of to do it...but i agree that you need to make a new design all the way across when you get new ends...
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Where did all of the other posts go?
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its in the general section also...
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