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Reaming out the knuckles for steering

I found these bushings that allow you to move the tierod over the knuckles...what do you think?




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"TIE ROD OVER" BUSHINGS


B.C. Broncos tie rod and drag link bushings, from left to right: TRA-1, TRO-1, and TRO-2.
A popular modification to Early Broncos is the "tie rod over" conversion. This modification flips the tie rod over, and locates it ON TOP of the steering knuckles, rather than under them, the way the Bronco came from the factory. This modification lifts the tie rod about three inches higher than stock, where it is much less likely to clash with rocks and other trail obstacles. This conversion also helps reduce drag link angle, thereby reducing bump-steer. This results in fewer hangups and bent tie rods off-road, and a more stable ride on-road. The picture at left shows the Tie Rod Over Bushings being used to put the tie rod on top of the knuckles. The application in the picture is with F-150 tie rod and drag link (available below), as well as the F-150 power steering box, knuckle and disk brakes mounted on the Bronco Dana 44 front end. Notice the tie rod is about 3" higher than stock and the drag link has less angle. The lesser angle decreases bump steer.

If You Want...

F-150 knuckles & stock Bronco tie rod (stock tie-rod position)
You need two TRA-1 Tie Rod Adapter bushings.

Tie rod over conversion with F-150 tie rod & drag link
You need two TRO-1 Tie Rod Over bushings and one TRO-2 Drag Link bushing. This will also require reaming your knuckles and drag link, and the F-150 tie rod and drag link will need shortening. This conversion works with either the stock Bronco or the F-150 steering knuckles.

Tie rod over conversion with stock Bronco tie rod & drag link
You need two TRO-1 Tie Rod Over bushings and two TRA-1 Tie Rod Adapter bushings and one TRO-2 Drag Link bushing. This will also require reaming your knuckles and drag link. This conversion works with either the stock Bronco or the F-150 steering knuckles.

PRICING
TRO-1 Tie Rod Over Bushings $18.00ea.
TRO-2 Drag Link Bushing $16.00ea.
TRA-1 Tie Rod Adapter Bushing $16.00ea.
NOTE: Shipping charges are NOT included in these prices. Call B.C. Broncos to determine shipping charges. Sales tax of 7½% will be added to all orders sold in California or shipped to a California address.
 








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