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Old 11-05-2018, 03:56 PM
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02 f250 tierod

Hey Guys, Gals, and everyone else, Iv got a question about the tie rod of a 2002 f250. My concern is the drop on the tie rod, making it lower than the axle centerline, it is the first thing to contact the ground , is there any Ford tierod that will fit that is a straight tierod , and still retain the spot for the draglink, ? Or an aftermarket piece that will work in a stock application? Thanks in advance
 
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:46 AM
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no stock straight tie rods that i have ever seen
 
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Old 11-07-2018, 10:19 PM
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The older obs trucks dont have the drop, but are also upside down on the knuckles. But I think I have found the parts I'll need to get rid of the drop in the tierod and make it straight, Just need to find a couple parts to compare size and taper angle of the tierod ends.
 
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it was engineered that way for a reason. by modifying it with parts from other vehicles. my bet is you are going to run into handling problems.
 
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:52 AM
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it was engineered that way for a reason. by modifying it with parts from other vehicles. my bet is you are going to run into handling problems.
It will be ok, but thanks for your concern. The axle in question is in a 1986 ford truck, it wasnt engineered with that axle either. This is the first superduty axle iv done a build with. All my previous builds have been with king pin axles and bolt on crossover steering, which those weren't engineered to steer like that either. The superduty axle has been in this truck for the last 2 years , only complaint is the tie rod, but iv got it figured out now , how to get it above the axle centerline. Thanks for your help
 


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