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 How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades

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In2Trux
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PostSubject: How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades    How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades  EmptyAugust 31st 2010, 12:51 pm

I kept seeing Tie Rod End link sleeve a long side Horse Power Mods. And was wondering, WHY.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrgToLQg7lI&feature=fvst

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PostSubject: Re: How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades    How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades  EmptyAugust 31st 2010, 6:51 pm

hmmm.. kinda looks familiar.. oh yeah.. cause the jimmy did the same thing when wheeling..
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PostSubject: Re: How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades    How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades  EmptyAugust 31st 2010, 7:19 pm

It depends on your usage. For a stock truck, pulling normal loads, the stock tie-rods are fine. If you start adding a lift, lots of power, and pulling heavy loads you're asking for trouble.

The problem is torsion rigidity. On our trucks the IFS places some of the strain on the tie rods as opposed to the solid axled trucks. On a solid axle truck, the rotating force of the tire is placed entirely on the axle housing.

For some peace of mind, think of this. My Silverado has 120K on it and i've only had to replace 1 tie-rod. Keep in mind, I've pulled 13Klbs, hauled 3Klbs, and have 750ft-lbs. Yeah, exactly.

The guys who have the real problems are the guys who have lifts with lots of power, or those who sled pull.

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In2Trux
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PostSubject: Re: How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades    How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades  EmptySeptember 1st 2010, 7:49 am

Who would of thought.
Well mine isn't lifted yet. and it doesn't have the punch all these other trucks do, but just for piece of mind, and simply cause I'm gonna do these mods eventually. I'm gonna do the center link and tie rod end upgrade sooner, then later.

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Has anybody noticed? Common Sents is Really NOT that Common.
THERE IS NO STOP SIGNS ON A MERGE LANE!!!
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07 Silverado 2500HD CCSB DMax (Daily Driver)
05 Volvo V70R (Totaled by an Impaired Driver)
57 Chevy Panel Van (project)
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PostSubject: Re: How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades    How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades  EmptySeptember 6th 2010, 3:05 pm

For peace of mind, they are a worthy upgrade. But overkill. Laughing Keep us updates when you do the install.

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PostSubject: Re: How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades    How Important is Tie Rod End Link Sleeves Upgrades  EmptyNovember 21st 2010, 9:13 pm

If you do any sort of off-roading its a worthy investment, especially when you get stuck and bend your tie-rods when your trying to back and forth your wheels to get traction Smile
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