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I'M WONDERING WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF WELD IN BUNGS VERSUS THREADING THE ROD ITSELF. I'M BUILDING MY OWN TIE ROD AND THE TAPS TO THREAD ARE PRICEY SO I'VE LEANED TOWARDS THE WELD IN THREAD BUNGS BUT WONDER HOW DURABLE THEY ARE. PLAN ON TRAIL DRIVING SO I DON'T NEED IT LETTING LOOSE AT SPEED.:thumb:
 

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I've had a weld in bung fail at the weld. I do think that this is related to flat towing though. If I had to do it all over again, i think I'd go with threading the rod however I think weld in bungs are a good choice too. When i reweld this bung in, I am going to add 2 thin straps 180* apart from each other on the joint to increase strength. I still think they are a very viable solution.
 

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i don't have any experience with them but i would think if they are welded properly they shouldn't fail.
 

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With My Luck I Wouldn't Get A Second Chance. I'm Not Ready To Die.:teehee:MAYBE I BETTER JUST PAY SOMONE TO THREAD THE ROD FOR ME:thumb:
 

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I like tapping the material directly. If you want to do inserts I can TIG them in for you so you'll have a better joint than a MIG bead.

I have a few common taps too if you would rather do that.

I'm not too far from you, let me know if you are interested. :thumb:
 

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I've had a weld in bung fail at the weld. I do think that this is related to flat towing though. If I had to do it all over again, i think I'd go with threading the rod however I think weld in bungs are a good choice too. When i reweld this bung in, I am going to add 2 thin straps 180* apart from each other on the joint to increase strength. I still think they are a very viable solution.
Try a rosette weld 180 degrees on each insert, drill a hole in other words, into the tube and fill with weld penetrating into the insert.
 

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Try a rosette weld 180 degrees on each insert, drill a hole in other words, into the tube and fill with weld penetrating into the insert.
I was kicking that Idea around too. honestly, I was VERY surprised that this one failed. I'm chalking it up to poor prep on my part.
 

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I like tapping the material directly. If you want to do inserts I can TIG them in for you so you'll have a better joint than a MIG bead.

I have a few common taps too if you would rather do that.

I'm not too far from you, let me know if you are interested. :thumb:
DO YOU HAVE THE 7/8-18 LEFT HAND TAP?????????
 

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i used 1.5" .250 wall and a set of 3/4 heims from ruffstuff.. welded the inserts in and we'll see it works.. if you want added insurance.. id go ahead and plug weld the inserts too.
 

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Try a rosette weld 180 degrees on each insert, drill a hole in other words, into the tube and fill with weld penetrating into the insert.

That is how I did my links way back when (2001) and will do the same on my new links here shortly. Rosette weld at the bottom of the weld in bung to keep from damaging threads. Also V notch where the tube adapter meets the tube. That way you get a good weld joint to work with.
 

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That is how I did my links way back when (2001) and will do the same on my new links here shortly. Rosette weld at the bottom of the weld in bung to keep from damaging threads. Also V notch where the tube adapter meets the tube. That way you get a good weld joint to work with.
I did the same thing to my trac bar. V notched the end, drill a 1/2" hole for a rosette and TIGed it in. 12,000 miles and no problems.
 

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Mine are welded bungs into a 1.75" .375 wall DOM tie rod and take direct repeated abuse being that my TR is in the stock (not high steer) location to protect my ram, and thus is used for battering. No issues for me.
 
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