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Old 12-22-2003, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tie rod for HP Dana 60

I am looking for a new tie rod that I can remove and change both ends. I found a couple places online but they are saying because their tie rods a bigger around they hit the diff cover on the Fords, I guess its not such a big problem on the Chevys. Does anyone know of a good tie rod that has both ends removable that will clear the diff cover?
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Old 12-22-2003, 12:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I put two washers under the steering stop on one side. That fixed the diff cover clearance problem.
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Old 12-22-2003, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i built a tie rod from 1.25" dia tubing and used the chev ends. i have it mounted on top of the steering arms (not high steer) and it doesn't hit the cover- even with a .25" thick rock ring welded to the cover.
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if you get one built, have them bend it to match the D60 stock tie rod.
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I have the Performance Unlimited 1.5" RockProof tie rod on my 60 front and I have no clearance issues. It is close -but it doesn't touch.
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