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

Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Kit
Finish:
Natural
Thread Pitch:
5/8"-18
Plain Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit with 5/8 Heim Rod Ends

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Please note the following about this product:

  • This item is sold as a kit.

Details

Reviews (38)

Q & A (7)

What's in the Box

Info

These 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. 

Item Details

w/ 5/8" Heims

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 38 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
38 reviews
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Matt
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Bath, Maine

Great part

July 11, 2016
I bought this a little longer than needed so I could cut it down. I was able to rethread one end for a perfect fit.
Pros:
  • Threads Clean
  • Finish Is Good
Yes, I recommend this product.
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gto
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tecumseh okl

work very good

May 09, 2016
delivery time good
Pros:
  • Part Is Fit Good
Yes, I recommend this product.
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james
Verified Purchaser
denver

bolts are good bolts

April 08, 2016
these bolts are just what I ordered
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Randys Rod Shop
Verified Purchaser
Philippi WV

Exactly as discribed.

March 21, 2016
Great people to work with. Knowledgeable and experienced techs
Pros:
  • Perfect Fit
Cons:
  • Bolts Were A Little Long
Yes, I recommend this product.
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tom
Verified Purchaser
rochester ny

very nice

March 02, 2016
good fit
Pros:
  • Plenty Of Threads
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Ossi
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Verified Reviewer
Jemison, Alabama

Steering links

February 02, 2016
As always a quality product at a reasonable price. Super fast shipping and great service.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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HotrodjAck
Verified Purchaser
Washington

Very good

January 28, 2016
Extremely solid product for the price. Definitely would recommend
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Pappadude
Verified Purchaser
Anoka, MN

Very nice

January 08, 2016
We always chase threads on new pieces we install. We did it on these but they didn't need it, that shows quality.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Jason box
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Verified Reviewer
Mesa, az

Couldn't build it myself for this price

December 20, 2015
Given the cost of these rod ends and steel, I could not build them myself for this cost. Length is as advertised, they come nicely painted and rod ends are of good quality.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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lee
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Verified Reviewer
warsaw mo

built to fit ease to put on

September 09, 2015
it takes very little to install just make sure to use anti- seize
Pros:
  • Ease To Install
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

7 questions : 9 answers

2 answers

I have a 36" centre to centre measurement from steering arm to pitman arm, what is the procedure to order this custom length?

38special
ontario
February 24, 2014

I have a 36" centre to centre measurement from steering arm to pitman arm, what is the procedure to order this custom length?

Answers

April 18, 2014
henry23t
if you going to use a tie rod ends is 32 inches with adjustment. or rod ends is 33 inches length. and a adjustment.. you will need some adjustment in or out!!!
February 24, 2014
EricM
For a custom length kit you will need to order part number 91632511 and put your center to center length needed in the comments section during checkout.
2 answers

Which rod ends do I need? My Vega pitman arm has a 5/8" hole, but I am using 37-48 ford steering arms, which take 7 deg tapered ends. I am using the 7 deg tapered ends for the tie rod from wheel to wheel. Can i use a 7 deg tapered end from the steering arm to a Spherical rod end on the pitman arm? I am wondering if both rod end types function the same way. As long as it fits the hole, it should work the same correct? I am trying to avoid drilling out the holes to accomidate 5/8" spherical rod ends. Thanks!

Luke
Webb City, MO, USA
October 14, 2013

Which rod ends do I need? My Vega pitman arm has a 5/8" hole, but I am using 37-48 ford steering arms, which take 7 deg tapered ends. I am using the 7 deg tapered ends for the tie rod from wheel to wheel. Can i use a 7 deg tapered end from the steering arm to a Spherical rod end on the pitman arm? I am wondering if both rod end types function the same way. As long as it fits the hole, it should work the same correct? I am trying to avoid drilling out the holes to accomidate 5/8" spherical rod ends. Thanks!

Answers

April 18, 2014
henry23t
you can use a rod end like the pro-1 that has a 5/8 shank on one side and a hole with a 5/8 other side. part# rh175-0506 male ,,see speedway motors wed site!!!
October 15, 2013
Jason
If not wanting to drill out your tapered steering arm to 5/8” we have a solution. Order the correct length of drag link you need with the standard tapered tie rod ends such as 91632504 and this has 11/16” threaded tube. Then order the oversized heim end number 1750328 or 1750128 to go in place of one of the tie rod ends. The eye in the heim is for the 5/8” bolt as your pitman arm requires and the threaded shank is 11/16”.
1 answers

Is the tubing solid, or is it hollow with ends taped for 5/8-16 threads?

Trikeguy
April 01, 2013

Is the tubing solid, or is it hollow with ends taped for 5/8-16 threads?

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April 01, 2013
Jason
The tubes in this tie rod/drag link kit are hollow and tapped 5/8-18
1 answers

I need 33.5" length total, so if i order the 30" length will that be enough with the length of the heims figured in?

chops
USA
July 29, 2011

I need 33.5" length total, so if i order the 30" length will that be enough with the length of the heims figured in?

Answers

August 01, 2011
Jason
These are sold as eye to eye lengths, not tube lengths. These can be adjusted a 1/4" shorter and up to 1/2" longer. You will need a custom length to get 33.5". If you order 30" the tube will actually measure 27".
1 answers

Can I get this kit, or a similar kit, with 7/16" Heim joints?

Steve B
Manchester NH
June 27, 2011

Can I get this kit, or a similar kit, with 7/16" Heim joints?

Answers

June 28, 2011
Jason
Sorry, we only offer this kit in 5/8" or 11/16" with tie rods. The 7/16" rod ends are part #1750304 & 1750104 and jam nut part numbers 1750444 and 1750244. The tube we only offer in aluminum in 7/16" and in lengths of 9" - 21-1/2" or 36-1/2"
1 answers

How durable is this tie rod im using it for a custom build it is going to be used on a trail rig nothing like a rock bouncer

dan
cincinnati ohio
August 20, 2015

How durable is this tie rod im using it for a custom build it is going to be used on a trail rig nothing like a rock bouncer

Answers

August 21, 2015
Eric
Expert
This part is made of 7/8" OD raw steel tube. That along with the 5/8" Heim ends make it a very durable steering component. When you order be sure to measure the eye to eye distance with both steering spindle or knuckles in the straight ahead position to provide the most accurate measurement.
1 answers

What is the wall thickness of the 7/8 tie rod?

Bubba
October 17, 2015

What is the wall thickness of the 7/8 tie rod?

Answers

October 20, 2015
Eric
Expert
The tubes are made from 7/8" OD .156" wall tubing and tapped to 5/8" - 18 thread. Left hand thread on one side and right hand on the other.
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