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1948-64 Ford Pickup Tie Rod End Drops

Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Pair
Degree of Taper:
7 degree
Finish:
Natural
Thread Pitch:
11/16"-18
Center Hole to End of Shank:
7.03
Overall Length:
7.77
Thread Length:
2.38
Stud Length:
1.81
Stud Diameter:
.50
Shank Diameter:
.68
Drop:
1.50
Taper Large End:
.63
Taper Small End:
.56
Notes
Includes castle nuts, cotter pins, and grease zerks.
1948-64 Ford Pickup Tie Rod End Drops
1948-64 Ford Pickup Tie Rod End Drops
1948-64 Ford Pickup Tie Rod End Drops

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Please note the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a pair.

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Reviews (10)

Q & A (8)

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Info

As you know when running a dropped axle on your Ford truck, the tie rod sleeve can hit the springs. The 1-1/2" drop moves the tie rod out of the way far enough to clear the springs.

  • 7 Degree Taper
  • 1-1/2" of drop
  • 8"length end to end
  • 2-1/2" of 11/16"-18 thread
  • When used w/ tube # 91634-42.5 produces an eye to eye assembly of 49.5" length minimum and 51" length maximum

Specs


Customer Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
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Dougster
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Middlefield, CT

Good product

October 30, 2016
The tie rod ends were good quality. I would like to see Speedway offer these ends with a tie rod package so customers don't have to cut up their old tie rod or order a "custom length" tube.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Codyiron
Verified Purchaser
Mid, Minnesota

tie rod end drops

April 13, 2016
Hotrodding a car can be interesting in the engineering way and Speedway is a great asset.
Pros:
  • Tion Has Been Great
  • Every Product And Transac
Yes, I recommend this product.
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khillco
Verified Purchaser
Canada

These worked perfect on my Model A coupe

March 01, 2016
I couldn't find dropped steering arms the right size to clear the wishbones on my dropped model A coupe. Most are designed to run through hairpins. I didn't want to switch to hairpins, and these dropped ends gave me more than enough clearance.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dd
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Verified Reviewer
Ks

Great fit

January 29, 2016
These work great with a 3" dropped axle. You will have to shorten your tie rod. Buy the RH and LH taps from speedway and you can make a perfect tie rod length
Pros:
  • Fit And Work Great
Cons:
  • Have To Shorten Tie Rod
Yes, I recommend this product.
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coophead
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Verified Reviewer
Howell mi.

tie rod ends

June 18, 2015
Great product easy install and works very well.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Farmer
Verified Purchaser
PA

Quick fix for clearance problem

June 03, 2015
Can be used with dropped steering arms to gain a little more drop for clearance.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Tltony
Verified Purchaser
El Cajon, CA, USA

Worked fine

October 24, 2014
They accomplished the intended purpose, allowing the tie rod to clear the leaf spring pack. Just be aware, they're not a bolt in. They are a couple of inches longer then the stock ends, so you'll need a shorter tie rod. I shortened the original one by cutting off both threaded ends of the stock tie rod and made a new DOM seamless tubing tie rod and tig welded the stock ends inside with enough sticking out to clear the slot in the threaded end.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Oklamopar
Verified Purchaser
Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Quality!

October 18, 2014
Well made. Greaseable, could have used a backup nuts.
Pros:
  • Greaseable
Cons:
  • no backup nut
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Backbay32
Verified Purchaser
Virginia Beach

Really a life saver....Literally!

July 31, 2014
I used these on a lowered '50 Ford truck whereby the original devices used to lower the tie bar were square "C" pieces which failed to lower the bar enough to clear the oil pan. Stupid and dangerous, but these pieces were exactly what was needed and correctly solve the issue "safely".
Pros:
  • strong and reliable
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ticket1
Verified Purchaser
Antelope, CA.

Drop tie rod ends

June 01, 2012
These drop tie rods are excellent ! Compared to the old school drop blocks that have been around a long time, these are much safer, they mount and work the way the Ford factory intended, the block type put tremendous pressure on the single bolt holding them in, not the safest thing in the world. Only draw back is shortening your tie rod tube & rethreading one end. You need an 11/16-18 tap, either left or right hand dePending on which end you cut. It would be nice if you could just purchase both, std length heavy duty tubes are already on the market, shorter length would be an easy add & an extra sale.
Pros:
  • Strength
  • Safety
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

8 questions : 12 answers

1 answers

Which tie rod tube in your catalog would be used with these dropped ends if being used on a 1950 Ford F1 Truck? Could you provide the part number for the correct application? Thanks. I purchased your 3" dropped axle and disc brake kit along with these dropped tie rod ends.

FordF1
Phoenix, AZ, USA
February 18, 2015

Which tie rod tube in your catalog would be used with these dropped ends if being used on a 1950 Ford F1 Truck? Could you provide the part number for the correct application? Thanks. I purchased your 3" dropped axle and disc brake kit along with these dropped tie rod ends.

Answers

February 19, 2015
EricM
With the dropped tie rod ends you would need to order the tie rod tube number 91634. Measure the needed eye to eye length with your with the wheels pointed straight ahead. The length of the tube will be 7” shorter than the eye to eye length when using these extended tie rod ends.
1 answers

Not my application so I need detailed detailed scematic with dimensions to tell if it will tuck under the wishbones with full steering lock to lock 1948 pickup spindles, 1934 split bones, 2 1/2" 1934 dropped axle

TLouisJ
Springfield, OR, USA
November 27, 2014

Not my application so I need detailed detailed scematic with dimensions to tell if it will tuck under the wishbones with full steering lock to lock 1948 pickup spindles, 1934 split bones, 2 1/2" 1934 dropped axle

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November 28, 2014
EricM
Sorry we do not have a schematic of this item. These drop down 1.5" and are 7.03" from the center of the stud to the end of the threaded shank. The threaded length is 2 3/8" and there is 3.5" before the tie rod angles upward. Hopefully these measurements will help determine compatibility to your application.
3 answers

are these one RH thread and one LH thread, or are they both RH or LH

69sunroof
Springfield, OR, USA
February 09, 2014

are these one RH thread and one LH thread, or are they both RH or LH

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October 19, 2014
Oklamopar
You get one of each RH and LH
August 01, 2014
Backbay32
On is right hand and one is left hand. The tie bar had to be shortened and re-tapped on one end, so I purchased the RH tap from Speedway as well and solved the problem.
February 10, 2014
EricM
One is RH threaded and the other is LH threaded so that you can lengthen or shorten the assembly by spinning the tie rod tube.
2 answers

Which tie rod tube in your catalog would be used with these dropped ends if being used on a 1953-56 Ford F100 Truck? Could you provide the part number for the correct application? Thanks.

Spanky
Texas
June 13, 2011

Which tie rod tube in your catalog would be used with these dropped ends if being used on a 1953-56 Ford F100 Truck? Could you provide the part number for the correct application? Thanks.

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August 01, 2014
Backbay32
I am not of the answer to the question, but I am sure Speedway can sell you whatever it is that will work. I just reused the OE unit, shortened it on one end and re-threaded it.
June 16, 2011
John
This dropped tie rod end has the common 11/16 x 18 thread and works in Ford tie rod tubes or our part number 91634-length required. Some additional information is as follows: * 7 Degree Taper * 1-1/2" of drop * 8"length end to end * 2-1/2" of 11/16"-18 thread * When used w/ tube # 91634-42.5 produces an eye to eye assembly of 49.5" length minimum and 51" length maximum
1 answers

checking for fit on 1961 Econoline pickup. Thanks, George

George
San Diego
February 08, 2011

checking for fit on 1961 Econoline pickup. Thanks, George

Answers

February 10, 2011
Shane
The drop tie-rod ends will fit your 1961 Econoline. You will need to shorten your tube with these ends.
2 answers

Is this for two tie rod ends? One left and one right?

siderbox
Gardner KS
July 27, 2011

Is this for two tie rod ends? One left and one right?

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August 01, 2014
Backbay32
2..one right and one left
July 28, 2011
Jason
Yes, these are sold as a pair
1 answers

Are these tie rods forged?

Joe
Orange, CA
November 08, 2015

Are these tie rods forged?

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November 10, 2015
Zach
Expert
Yes they are forged
1 answers

Will the tie rod taper fit a mustang 2 spindle?

Anthony
Santa Rosa, CA
July 17, 2016

Will the tie rod taper fit a mustang 2 spindle?

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July 19, 2016
John
Expert
The taper of the Ford pickup tie rod ends is correct but the diameter of the stud would put the ball joint too far into the spindle requiring a spacer to avoid running out of threads before tight and the likelihood of joint bottoming out on the spindle.
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