This is the short version for my builds thread. I put the BulletProof tie rods on the Alpha. I used the old steering knuckles off the 06 that had the outer tie rod mounting hole drilled out to remove the taper so the grade 10.9 bolt would fit.
It was good "practice" for a cvhalfshaft swap. However this goes a step further because of removing the calipers and hub. Great fun!
I do NOT have bump steer with these tie rods. Have I mentioned that?
As one who has spent an abnormal amount of time under the front end, and did alot of inquiry from smarter people than me I think the nature of the H3 tie rods, even the 16mm, have a tendancy to bump steer when they flex and is even more pronounced by lifting and running bigger tires. This increases the angles and allows more upward forces to affect steering as it pushes up on the steering gear, with possible rack failure. Hard acceleration adds to the lifting effect and the tires are changing toe as they bounce around on rough terrain. The stock tie rods only articulate 23 degrees and then are maxed out and apply force on the end of the rack. The BP tie rods articulate 30 degrees without binding.
I also installed the adjustable sway bar links on the Alpha needed for the inside clevis to clear. These are high quality Curries and have the proper size bolts.
The ride with these is nice and steady and the bouncing effect from the OEM tie rods is eliminated or to a level not noticeable, except the absence there of. Along with Alpha torsions, Bilstein shocks, and extended bump stops this is coming together. Hmmm Moab, Mojave.......a little testing is needed.
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