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Unpolished Stainless Sleeve for 5/8 Inch-18 Rod Ends

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Unpolished Stainless Sleeve for 5/8 Inch-18 Rod Ends
Unpolished Stainless Sleeve for 5/8 Inch-18 Rod Ends

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Unpolished Stainless Sleeve for 5/8 Inch-18 Rod Ends

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If you are building a hot rod just a little bit different than the next guy, you will probably need a special length tie rod or drag link sleeve. We stock many common and uncommon lengths along with custom, made-to-order lengths. Measurements are in assembled eye-to-eye lengths.

To order:

  1. Use guide below to measure your finished length.
  2. The part number and length you order will be 3" longer than the sleeve you receive. (I.E., if you order a 48" part number, you will receive a 45" long sleeve.) This is the difference in length required to give you the correct finished center-to-center measurement.
  3. All sleeves will have internal RH thread in one end and LH thread in the other.

Measuring Guide for Tie Rod/Drag Link (GIF)

 

43" Sleeves are clearance priced 

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43" Sleeves are clearance priced

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Stainless Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit with Plain 11/16 Tie Rod Ends
                        

 

These tie rod or drag link kits are pre-cut and tapped lengths of 7⁄8" O.D. tubing available multiple lengths. Kits come complete with 11/16" traditional 7° tie rod ends and jam nuts. Tubing will be tapped with right-hand & left-hand threads for adjustability.

Select your length based on the center-to-center of the tie rod ends, which will also be the eye-to-eye distance between the steering arms (the acutal tube will be 3" shorter than length selected). At selected length, the link will be adjustable from 1/2" shorter to 3/4" longer.

Measuring Tie Rod or Drag Links (GIF)

Tapered Steering Arm Illustration (GIF) 

Note: Always use anti-seize to prevent galling the treads during final installation. 

 

Stainless Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit with 5/8 Heim Rod Ends
                        

These unpolished stainless steel tie rod/drag link kits are pre-cut and tapped lengths of 7/8" O.D. tubing available in multiple lengths. Each kit comes complete with 5/8" heim joint rod ends and jam nuts. Tubing will be tapped with right-hand & left-hand threads for adjustability.

Select your length based on the center-to-center of the heim rod ends, which will also be the eye-to-eye distance between the steering arms (the acutal tube will be 3" shorter than length selected). At selected length, the link will be adjustable from 1/4" shorter to 1/2" longer.

Normally used with '49-'54 Chevy style spindles and flat steel steering arms. Can be used with stock type Ford arms if drilled out to 5/8".

Measuring Tie Rod or Drag Links (GIF) 

Flat Steering Arm Illustration (GIF)

Note: Always use anti-seize to prevent galling the treads during final installation. Learn why running a tap or die over new threads is so important prior to assembly in our tech article, Installing New Hardware.

Chrome Plated Steel Sleeves for 5/8-18 Rod Ends
                        

If you are building a hot rod just a little bit different than the next guy, you will probably need a special length tie rod or drag link sleeve. Sorry, no custom order chrome sleeves. Measurements are in assembled eye-to-eye lengths.

To order:

  1. Use guide below to measure your finished length.
  2. The part number and length you order will be 3" longer than the sleeve you receive. (I.E., if you order a 48" part number, you will receive a 45" long sleeve.) This is the difference in length required to give you the correct finished center-to-center measurement.
  3. All sleeves will have internal RH thread in one end and LH thread in the other.

Measuring Guide for Tie Rod/Drag Link