The main body of this rod end is 100% 4340 chromoly and then finished with a zinc coating, the ball is made out of AISI 52100 material and then hard chrome-plated for a tough finish. The liner is made out of a teflon. Comes with the jam nut.
High misalignment spacers increase misalignment by continuing the spherical diameter of the ball and allowing the edge of the ball to rotate into the body of the rod end. This allows greater articulation, more suspension travel, and longer life of the rod end.
Large tires and rough driving can bend the outer knuckle ends, damaging your front solid axle. The Creeper Gusset Kit reinforces the knuckle ball and helps prevent this bending. Upper gussets include holes for mounting shocks. Kit includes two upper shock mounts, two lower gussets, and eight steering stop gussets. Fits 1979-1985 solid Toyota front axle. Welding and grinding required for instalation. Unpainted finish.
This is the perfect taper reamer for reaming out Toyota and Suzuki pitman arms for the larger, more commonly used FJ80 tie rod ends, like the ones offered in our popular high steer kits. Our taper reamer is 1:10 (1 inch of taper for every 10 inch of length) and is also expressed as 1.200 inch TPF (1.200 inch of taper for every foot of length). The reamer is made from M2 high speed steel with a 1/2 inch shank diameter for drill press or mill and a 3/8 inch square end for use with a tap wrench.
A pull scale is helpful in setting up the shims on a knuckle. By increasing the shims above and below the knuckle the knuckle becomes tighter. When installing new knuckle bearings we recommend checking the shims with a pull scale. Attach the pull scale on the steering arm with the tie rod / drag link removed and the felt on the back side of the knuckle not yet installed. The knuckle should not move until about 15 lbs of force is applied to the steering arm.