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Good Evening All;

I have a specific question regarding the "Reinforcing Tie Rod" question.

I know the "slip a metal tube over the tie rod and welding the ends" part. The problem is, and I ensure you I searched: What type of metal tubing do you slip over the tie rod? Nobody has ever gotten into details about that part...

I know if you put too hard of a metal over the Tie Rod you can break the Tie Rod if a "bolder jumps in front of you" - like happened to me :whistling:

I know having a bent tie rod is better then a broken tie rod for sure!

Do I go and get a nice soft pipe like "black pipe?" Perhaps I am just over analyzing this?

Any suggestions are welcome! Any "flames" are not so welcome, but I know I my deserve them :hide:

As always, I look forward to hearing from y'all.

Thanks for your time.

-johnnie
 

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i'd only sleeve the stock tie-rod if needed for a trail repair....
This. If you do pretzel your stock tie rod, it is a common trick to straighten it as best you can, then slip a Hi-Lift jack handle over it to keep it from re-bending while you get off the trail (but then you replace it immediately).

To recap: when you come upon this



... and you decide to drive up it



... and this happens



... you have to do this



... and then put it back on like this



... and then drive out very cautiously. Any questions? :D
 

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Awesome write up there Sherpa! Nice pics too.

Going to get the ZJ Tie Rod. I just ordered Moog Tie Rod Ends. Hope they fit. I am betting the will...
 

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if you want to upgrade the tie-rod, the V8 ZJ tie-rod is a good choice. it's 1" solid. otherwise the Currie steering is the next best option.

i'd only sleeve the stock tie-rod if needed for a trail repair....
Guess I should have asked this before..but I am dumb...sometimes?

What year ZJ works? Any year when it was still a ZJ?

Thanks fellas!
 

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Thanks Geiman!

Should have know Good Ole' Stu had a write up!

I say "ole" not "old"! :D
 
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