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Old 02-03-2013, 10:45 PM   #1
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Tie rod/alignment

Alright, so today I replaced my bent factory tie rod with a new big daddy offroad tie rod. Didn't get alignment even close but took it to a shop to be aligned. He couldn't get it so I brought it home a re did the whole thing. I got it closer to what it needs but I still don't have the correct toe in, and the ends are to their last threads in the rod, what can I do to fix this?

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:50 AM   #2
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cut some of the threads off. I'd use a band saw so the threads stay good. Sometimes installing a nut before you cut will allow you to chase the threads.

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:25 PM   #3
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Alright, thank you. I was hoping it wouldn't come to that but I guess I gotta do what I gotta do
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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cut some of the threads off.
If the tie rod ends are turned in all the way down to the end of the threads, seems to me that cutting anything off the ends isn't going to help.
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If the tie rod ends are turned in all the way down to the end of the threads, seems to me that cutting anything off the ends isn't going to help.
I guess it depends on what is stopping it, the threaded rod or the tube, but something needs to get cut and maybe the threads extended.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:59 PM   #6
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I think the ends need a little trimming. I'll be taking care of that tomorrow

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