Chevy Tie Rod Conversion Info

Tie rods, steering box, drag link, alignment.<br />
What tires fit, brands, sizes, beadlocks, etc.

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Post by turbotim2 » Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:28 am

Is there a problem with clearance of the tie rod ends on the TRO setup hitting 15" rims with the stock 76-77 disk brake axle?

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Post by turbotim2 » Sat Feb 03, 2007 5:21 am

Anyone know?

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Post by SHAWN » Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:28 pm

turbotim2,
I had to used 1/4" wheel spacers. Also, I had to use tape weights to balance. The weight on the inside rim lip would hit.

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Post by john » Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:05 pm

i was also able to do it with one set of 15" wheels (aluminum with 3.5" of BS) while the steel version would not (supposedly the same BS). The one thing i had to do for both was clearance the rod end about 1/4" to make them clear. HTH.
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Post by turbotim2 » Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:54 am

So would I be better off going with 16's?

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Post by TonyNokes » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:24 pm

I know this is a really old thread but I figured I would let everyone know the revised lower track bar mount has worked very well for me. I have no detectible bump steer and certainly no death wobble. The track bar also clears the oil pan. This and the GM tierod ends are working very well for a long time!

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Post by DirtDonk » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:54 pm

Thanks for the update Tony. Looks super sanitary. As a bonus, it looks like it really reinforces the steering yoke to keep it from tweaking under hard use.

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