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Looking to find out some info on tie rod ends (NOT Heim joints).

I'm looking for the following things:

thread count on YJ tie rod end
thread count on Wagoneer tie rod end
thread count on ScoutII tie rod end
thread count on Chevy (take your pick, but let me know which one) tie rod end


Thanks in advance!!!

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My Chevy's are 7/8" -18 thread also
I think they are 1/2 tons
 

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M38 ends are the same threads as the Waggy and Chev ones yet the taper fits YJ/CJ/TJ knuckles. Plus you can buy them from your favorite moderator.
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Originally posted by SteveN.:
<STRONG>M38 ends are the same threads as the Waggy and Chev ones yet the taper fits YJ/CJ/TJ knuckles. Plus you can buy them from your favorite moderator.
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That brings up another question. Does anyone know what the taper is of the same tie rod ends (YJ, Scout, Chevy and Wagoneer)?

What I'm really after is something that is the exact OPPOSITE of the M38 tie rod end. I'm looking for something with the YJ thread, but the Waggie/Chevy taper.

Thanks in advance! Great help so far!!!!

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Originally posted by patooyee:
<STRONG>Is that the "big" Chevy end?

J. J.</STRONG>
The 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and the 1 ton all use similar TREs. They are 7/8-18. However, some of the trucks that came with 4.11s were upgraded to 1" threads (D44 and maybe D60).

So when someone says they are using "big 1 ton TREs" they are probably using the same TREs as the "wimpy 1/2 ton" ......hehehehehehe
 

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Originally posted by Eric:
<STRONG>The 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton, and the 1 ton all use similar TREs. They are 7/8-18. However, some of the trucks that came with 4.11s were upgraded to 1" threads (D44 and maybe D60).

So when someone says they are using "big 1 ton TREs" they are probably using the same TREs as the "wimpy 1/2 ton" ......hehehehehehe</STRONG>
That, or they mean that they are using the BIG 1" ones . . . . . . hehehehehehehehe

Seriously, does anyone know the real difference besides just saying that some were "similar?"

I have a d44 and a d60 front in the garage. You're right, they both seem to use the same rod ends. I want to make my own drag link and tie rod, so naturally I want to use the big 1" ones. Does anyone have the thread on those so I can buy the taps?


J. J.

[ 10-05-2001: Message edited by: patooyee ]
 

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Originally posted by Boggerdust:
<STRONG>Most are standard 1 1/2" per foot.</STRONG>

Apparently except the YJ one...

What I'm hoping to do is keep my YJ drag link (the part that goes between the pitman arm and the knuckle) but go to a Wagoneer pitman arm (my turning radius sucks with the Scout front axle). I'm also trying to do this with the least amount of fabrication and cost. Ideally, if I can find a TRE with the same taper as a wagoneer pitman arm and the same threads as a YJ TRE, I'd be GOLDEN!!!

Thanks in advance!


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I believe the thread callout is 1"-18 for the 1" tie rod ends.
 

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I just looked up the specs for a chevy 1/2-ton rod end. It says 5/8-18. This doesn't make sense, though. It just seems too small! Plus, I know the rod ends back home in the garage are bigger than that. Could this measurement be for the threads on the jointed section? The part number cross references to a 1-ton too.

J. J.

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Originally posted by patooyee:
<STRONG>I just looked up the specs for a chevy 1/2-ton rod end. It says 5/8-18. </STRONG>
That is for the castle nut, not the threaded shank which is either 7/8-18 or 1-18.
 
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