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Old 04/02/15, 09:10 PM   #16
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I just ordered this. I am switching from heim to one ton TRE next weekend. Just came across this just in time.

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Old 04/24/15, 09:52 AM   #17
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Thats the one!

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Is this chevy tro setup an applicable candidate?
Yes, in between the Draglink TRE and the Knuckle Y...

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Old 04/24/15, 06:06 PM   #18
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Do u offer a military discount?

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Old 04/28/15, 12:45 PM   #19
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We do give us a call, we'll see how we can take care of ya!

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Old 04/30/15, 08:13 PM   #20
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Posted a new link and short review on Bronco tech page
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Easy install, however in order to get the pin to seat I had to sand the grease retention cup all the way down. Ended up with just a flat disc more of less.
Greased the TRE but not sure it won't just slip out.

What say you, gravel maker.

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Old 05/01/15, 12:29 PM   #21
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Gents, I spoke to the shop today at Ruffstuff. Apparently the cure is designed to fit their TRE which is supposed to be universal?

Bad luck on mine, as my TRE is not the same and has a larger body.

It would have been nice to see that this is not a universal fit product in the instructions. So, I have to decide on ordering one of their TRE's and another Cure delrin product. DAMMIT!

So beware before ordering if you already have an existing Chevy 1-ton TRE on your truck.

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Old 05/01/15, 02:35 PM   #22
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Installed mine yesterday. Haven't had a chance to drive it yet but it's got to be an improvement .
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Old 05/21/15, 12:23 AM   #23
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It is. I'm sure that like most parts, results may vary, but from a purely technical standpoint, and from feedback from a friend who just installed one a couple of weeks ago, there is definitely an improvement.

We did "the test" with each of us taking turns at the wheel while the other watched the tie rod. It did not completely eliminate roll (didn't actually expect it to get rid of 100% of it) but it reduced it noticeably.

The rolling motion has been a problem with the GM 1-ton style setup with the vertically oriented draglink mount. Ford oriented the original mount at an approx. 45 angle to reduce the rolling effect the draglink has on the tie-rod.
The Ruff-Stuff disc is definitely an improvement. At least in the case of my friend, and he did not have the RS steering linkage and had to sand just a bit, so was probably lucky in that regard.

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Old 05/21/15, 05:14 AM   #24
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It was definitely an improvement for me. As DirtDonk stated it doesn't eliminate 100% of the roll but its a inexpensive easy upgrade.
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Old 05/26/15, 02:59 PM   #25
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We will work on making the description a little more clear that they are designed for our ends, but often can be made to work with other brands, there are just too many out there to really have a 'universal' fit across all brands.

And as the other guys have all noticed, it cleans up MOST of the tie rod roll, but as the axle moves up and down through travel, it also moves forward and backward a small amount and needs a little bit of deflection to be happy.

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Old 06/24/15, 07:09 PM   #26
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Let me add a bit more here, this was originally answered by one of our tech's, I am Dan and I designed it.

First off, when installing if you need it to be tighter sand the matching end, not the grease trap end.

Secondly, TRE fit-up. We get our TRE's from 1 manufacturer but it seems all manufacturers vary by ~1/8" so some need more sanding than others. It dosen't affect anything if yours need more than others at all.

Thirdly, They were never intended to eliminate 100% of the roll. It's kind of like taking the shocke and leaf springs from a vehicle, with 10% of the roll you get a little give so its not like steel on steel.

These have proved themselves as a reliable part, they are a wear part but ours on 3 rigs with about 40,000 miles total haven't yet needed replacing so I can only guess how long yours will last.

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Great info. Thanks.

I installed one on my tie rod end where the drag link meets the tie rod. Would installing one on the tie rod end at the pitman arm be okay? There is a decent amount of rotation there too.
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Old 07/04/15, 01:57 PM   #28
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I installed one of this, great improvement over what I had.
Thanks Dan for providing great products.

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These are only meant to be used on a Y Link or T Link type of steering, if used at the knuckles they would limit your Ackerman Angle ability and bend the tie rod every time you turned Left or Right...

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Does that mean clocking the tie rods in opposite positions is a bad idea too?

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