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Old 03-21-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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I am in the process of putting my drop pitman arm on from rustys. I was putting the drag link tie rod end into the dp arm with an inpact and stripped the threads out. What part do I need, is it a drag link tie rod end? Also, rustys is junk the factory pitman arm hole is much bigger then the supplied rustys. I realize this is a tapper fit but some things just arent possible, lets just say I drilled it out and am going to try again tomorrow. But I need your guys help what the hell is the tierod called that connects the drag link to the pitman arm?
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Also can I get this from autozone or advanced or somthing?
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Also can I get this from autozone or advanced or somthing?
they have them at autozone for sure. that is where i bought one for mine but i don't know the part numbers
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what did you drill out? cause like you said, the hole is tapered. if you drill it, it won't be tapered anymore. then you'd have to use a heim joint and bolt.

also, you shouldn't use an impact on those parts until it's snug. but yeah, any jobber has them. it's just a right hand threaded tie rod end.

you're lucky it wasn't the other end, as it's not replaceable. you'd have to replace the whole drag link.
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Yes I was forced to hone out the tapered end. There was absoulutley no way that it was going to snug up. Lets just say after I honed it out for a second time I still could not get the castle nut on far enought to get the cotter pin through at this point I didnt feel comfortable driving it. I did use a rachet first till I had nothing left in me then as a last resort used an IR gun and stripped the threads......Thanks rustys!!!!
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just call rusty and see what he says to do. he's pretty good with warranty and might even help you out in this matter.
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just call rusty and see what he says to do. he's pretty good with warranty and might even help you out in this matter.
I got it to work after some more honing and a new drag ling end. Im still gonna call rustys and let them know that there part needs to be modified. Also their trac bar mount needed some work 2 The holes that bolt to the bottom of the frame rail were a little more then a half inch off after the recomended prying in the directions im not kidding. They need to work on some fit and finish stuff
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sounds to me like you got some wrong parts
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^for sure, and that is down right dangerous honing out the taper fit. should've left it alone, and called, and got the right parts.
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^for sure, and that is down right dangerous honing out the taper fit. should've left it alone, and called, and got the right parts.
I agree its not the best bet. dont worry guys ill be switch to a heim setup here shortly and there is still tapper in the hole and its still a super tight fit.
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