Need a shop to drill and tap a tie rod

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Need a shop to drill and tap a tie rod

Post by BLK00TJ » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:27 pm

I have a 1.5" aluminum tie rod that hits my diff cover on turns. I figure a good fix would be an offset tie rod end on the knuckle but all of the ones I've found were 7/8" thread. The tie rod takes 5/8" ends so I'd need it re-tapped for 7/8". Anyone know of a good shop that can do this kind of work?
Ron

'00 TJ, 5spd, 4" suspension + 1.25" BL, 33x12.5 GY Duratracs, 185k+ miles and going strong

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Re: Need a shop to drill and tap a tie rod

Post by appalachian offroad » Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:54 pm

Might be cheaper to buy a new one. Looks like about $70.

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Re: Need a shop to drill and tap a tie rod

Post by BLK00TJ » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:06 pm

appalachian offroad wrote:Might be cheaper to buy a new one. Looks like about $70.

http://www.wideopendesign.com/Product/1 ... Links.aspx
Thanks for the suggestion Mike. I was going to use this one until I had the cash for a currie setup with the alloy upgrade. Do you know the one in your link works with the currie drag link with the 7/8 joints? Any recommendations other than Currie? I think I might just put some washers on my steering stops so I can wheel it until then without ripping up joints.
Ron

'00 TJ, 5spd, 4" suspension + 1.25" BL, 33x12.5 GY Duratracs, 185k+ miles and going strong

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