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Old 08-29-2012, 12:08 AM
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Hey guys and gals. Havent posted much lately, but been out doing a lot of wheeling here locally. Tonight though I failed to come out unscaved. Bent Tie rod and drag link after coming out of a new mud hole was trying out. I was wondering if the 3/4 or 1 ton trucks had heavier duty tie rods and drag links and would bot up pretty simply, or If I was going to have to build a set out of tubing and heim joints if I wanted stronger ones. I have a 1998 Dodge Ram Sport.

Oh and another casulty of tonight is possibly the throw out bearing. Not positive on that one yet though. Gonna see if I can get something like brake cleaner or what not sprayed up in there and clean it out.
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Replace with heim joints and Chromo tubing. Do the entire steering setup this way up to the pitman arm.

Anything else is really just a bandaid.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:42 PM
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Good idea. kinda figured that was the answer I was going to get. The only problem is with the way the knuckles on the front axles are on these trucks, without changing them, you cant covert them to a cross over steering setup. So how are you supposed to connect the tie rod to the drag link?
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With a 98, you should be able to pull the D60s off a wrecking yard 2500 and bolt them right up. Why not fix it all in one fell swoop!
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:40 AM
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Because if Im swapping axles, Im going with axles from a Ford that have the high pinion and manual hubs, with no central axle disconnect.
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