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Old 10-27-2016, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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threaded tie rod and drag link

I wasn't seeing much on it other than no one really does it. I don't see why it would be a problem as there are threaded aluminum links.

Anyone ever done threaded DOM steering linkage? Right now I am using 1.5-0.25" wall DOM. I don't have much space left in the SAS and would like to drop the diameter of the tubing to get a little margin. Not crucial, everything works well. Just has a little more potential with a little smaller diameter. I know threading 2-3" of tube would be a bitch but I think it would be worth it to do 4 or 6 rod ends for what I have to gain. Would like to use 1.25-3/16 or 1.25-1/4.
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People do it all the time, you just aren't seeing it. When I can get my hands on it these are 1.250 x ..388 wall chromo and were on my old flatty. I had to drill it out then tap it.


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My last Jeep had it on all the steering and drag links. I used 1.25" .250 4130 and heat threated. You could slam the tie rod into a rock and never bend it.
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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1.25 x 0.219 wall is about the correct ID for 7/8"-18 TRE
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Thank you everyone, very helpful! Somehow I was missing it. And the heat treating is a fantastic idea. As well as buying the right size to not need a tap drill. This is going on my to-do list.
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FROR makes them, my marlin links are all threaded and DOM as well
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Old 10-28-2016, 02:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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1.25 x 0.219 wall is about the correct ID for 7/8"-18 TRE
Quoting this cause I had no idea that existed.

Also:

1.25"x.281" wall DOM is for 3/4" threading. (.688 ID)
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