• Welcome Visitor! Please take a few seconds and Register for our forum. Even if you don't want to post, you can still 'Like' and react to posts.

Extended Tie Rods?

RustyShackleford11

New Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2022
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Nunya
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Transmission
Manual
I've just bought a 2001 2WD Ranger with extended control arms and tie rods. This is clearly something that somebody's done on their own in their garage, which is fine, but I can't find tie rods for this thing anywhere. I need to replace them, and they need to be about 4" longer than stock. Are there any premade tie rods for something like this or will I have to fabricate them myself?
 

Attachments



Uncle Gump

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
11,401
Reaction score
9,444
Points
113
Location
Ottawa IL
Vehicle Year
2006/1986
Make / Model
Ranger/BroncoII
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC/2.9L
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead, Follow or get out of my way
Well the outer is just a heim joint. Measure it up and just buy a new one.

The inner is probably just a stock inner tie rod... unless the rack was replaced. See how it compares... stock vs. Yours. You can most likely find the specs at moog or TRW.
 

RustyShackleford11

New Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2022
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Points
1
Location
Nunya
Vehicle Year
2001
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Transmission
Manual
Well the outer is just a heim joint. Measure it up and just buy a new one.

The inner is probably just a stock inner tie rod... unless the rack was replaced. See how it compares... stock vs. Yours. You can most likely find the specs at moog or TRW.
Sorry, inner is stock but the outer is custom. I'd love to use the heim joint that's already there, the problem is that the bolt on it isn't tapered. The dude before me just drilled out the spindle to match the straight bolt that's on the current heim joint, and that sounds super sketchy to me. I just need a heim joint with a tapered bolt, which I am unable to find.
 

Uncle Gump

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
11,401
Reaction score
9,444
Points
113
Location
Ottawa IL
Vehicle Year
2006/1986
Make / Model
Ranger/BroncoII
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC/2.9L
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead, Follow or get out of my way
Pretty common to just use a bolt.

You will probably have to drill this spindle too.
 

snoranger

Forum Stuff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
ASE Certified Tech
TRS Event Participant
GMRS Radio License
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
12,102
Reaction score
11,659
Points
113
Location
Jackson, NJ
Vehicle Year
'79,'94,'02,'20
Make / Model
All Fords
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
My credo
I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!
You could probably find a heim joint adapter if you look hard enough and know the measurements you need.

CFF1C5BD-02B1-462F-8561-CD7A239E50ED.jpeg
 

Uncle Gump

Forum Staff Member
Forum Moderator
Supporting Member
TRS Event Participant
Joined
Sep 17, 2018
Messages
11,401
Reaction score
9,444
Points
113
Location
Ottawa IL
Vehicle Year
2006/1986
Make / Model
Ranger/BroncoII
Engine Size
4.0L SOHC/2.9L
2WD / 4WD
4WD
My credo
Lead, Follow or get out of my way

Sponsored Ad


Sponsored Ad

Top