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Old 05-27-2022, 08:56 AM   #1
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Tie rod diameter

Does anyone know the tie rod diameter on our coaches?

Thank you for you help in advance
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Wrap it with tape. Slit and remove tape. Stretch tape out to measure length which gives circumference. Divide circumference by 3.14.
Alternative: beg, borrow, or steal a set of calipers and or verniers.
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Did you mean tie rod or trac rod?
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Im having a steering stabilizer put on and they are asking for the tie rod diameter to order the parts
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I will be at my coach this afternoon and will measure it for you.
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Bruce. Thank you i really appreciate it
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I know a number of owners have done it and there are some safety concerns but find it somewhat ironic that folks would want to add a steering "stabilizer" to one of the best driving coaches on the road today. As always: your $$$$, your coach, your decision. [smile]
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Iím with OLD Scout.


Shocks are the parts most likely to cause drivability issues.
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Well i can tell you that our coach wonders back and forth on the road a lot and has done it from day one we tool position of it. Have had the front end check many times and everything is all good. A friend of mine was having the same problem and the stabilizer took care of it
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How many miles on your Alpine? Unlikely that an alignment shop checked the track/pan-hard bar bushings? Did they check the rear axle thrust angle? Even new tires on front can be an issue, requiring a side to side swap. My experience is that most Alpines dont wander--if they do, there is an issue somewhere that needs attention.
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If you have a set of wrenches, find the one that just fits on the tie rod. A 5/8 open end wrench has a 5/8" opening, and a 1/2 has 1/2" and on and on.
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If you have a set of wrenches, find the one that just fits on the tie rod. A 5/8 open end wrench has a 5/8" opening, and a 1/2 has 1/2" and on and on.
Or just use a crescent wrench and tape measure if that's all you have. Close enough...
I agree, WRVs Peak Chassis shouldn't need an aftermarket steering stabilizer to drive well. Something abnormal is causing it to wander.
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Old 05-28-2022, 03:01 PM   #13
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Tie rod ends (actually all steering components) are very easy to check for wear.


Takes two people.


With engine off, have your helper turn the wheel 15-20 degrees side to side from center while you look for anything moving "upstream" that is not moving "downstream".


So, steering shaft to and through U joints, steering box (this is the hardest to determine of play is excessive, so perhaps skip it for now).


Next would be play from pitman arm to drag link (both ends of the drag link).


Then left steering knuckle to right (ends of tie rod).


Let us know what you find.
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