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I'm getting closer to the Zone 6" lift and reading install instructions. I see its to replace factory tie rod ends with theirs and to cut the outer threaded rods. Has anyone has any issues with cutting them and any recommendations?

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Before you start, count the number of turns it takes to get the old tie rod ends off and write it down.

Measure carefully, then tape off the threads that are not getting cut off. Stay as close to the tape line as possible using a pneumatic cut off wheel. Carefully file the sharp edges and clean up the threads. Thread on the new tie rod ends and for a starting point, use the number of turns it took to get the old ones off.
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Mark the tie rod end, cut, use a flap wheel and then take the nut OFF. Leave the nut screwed on during cutting.
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Not sure if that marking the threads is going to work.. depends if the new tie rod end is the same length.
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Not sure if that marking the threads is going to work.. depends if the new tie rod end is the same length.
Yes, that would be correct however the tie rod end is supplied with the Zone lift kit and the length is taken into consideration when instructing the installer to cut the threads on the tie rod. The supplied tie rod end is a different length (longer) than stock.
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