47-00311 BC Tie Rod Kit for Early Bronco
Now that we have a good way to attach a heim joint to the steering knuckle and pitman arm (the heim stud) we are offering a heim joint based steering linkage. We are using FK 3/4" rod ends with teflon liners for strength and long life, threaded 1 1/8" X .219" wall DOM tubing for strength and durablity and our heim studs for a solid anchor point. The saddle is welded to the tie rod for mounting the drag link or can be purchased separately. The saddle can also be used to mount the ram for ram assist. Please have the following measurements for your order: 1)(tierod) measure from the passenger side knuckle tie rod grease zurk to the drivers side knuckle tie rod grease zurk 2)(drag link) measure from the passenger side knuckle tie rod grease zurk to the pitman arm grease zurk. Reaming will be necessary. B.C. Broncos sells reamers for $79.00 (economy) and $115.00 (pro); or if you only plan to do the one you can purchase the reamer from your local Snap-on tool man for around $25. After you are finished installing above parts you need to check to be sure that there is no binds or other hindrances to free movement. Some of the places to check are (at full droop) Does the driveshaft bind. Are the brake lines stretched, does the upper track bar bushing bind, does the drag link bind at the tie rod or pitman arm. Does the tie rod hit the shocks or track bar bolt on the diff. At full compression does the diff. and/or tierods hit the oil pan. Does the tie rod contact the drop pitman arm.