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    Ok so I'm trying to do my alignment with the help of this site:
    http://www.go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoAlignment.htm
    My toe is is quite a bit more than 1/6-1/8". I can't get my tie rod to spin to save my life. Any recommendations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck2000xj View Post
    Ok so I'm trying to do my alignment with the help of this site:
    http://www.go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoAlignment.htm
    My toe is is quite a bit more than 1/6-1/8". I can't get my tie rod to spin to save my life. Any recommendations?
    I've heard getting a pipe wrench and jumping on it works. Use pb blaster or equivalent and a hammer to try to break the threads loose. I couldn't get mine to budge either so I went to the junkyard and picked up a ZJ tie rod. It was and easy nice upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo Fry View Post
    I've heard getting a pipe wrench and jumping on it works. Use pb blaster or equivalent and a hammer to try to break the threads loose. I couldn't get mine to budge either so I went to the junkyard and picked up a ZJ tie rod. It was and easy nice upgrade.
    I was trying a pipe wrench. Maybe I'll use a cheater bar over the end and stand on it. I'm sure once it moves it shouldn't much of a problem. Its just getting the F'ing thing to turn.

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    The only thing I can think of, is to make sure you got the clamp bolts really loose, spray pb spray on the thread, then use a long pipe wrench with cheater bar.

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    stupid bolts that freeze..... i hate that...
    And you when i use a cheater bar, 50% of the time, the bolt breaks..... not wiching you bad luck but be carefull when you jump on that bar ;0
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    Lol cool thanks guys!

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    Find an acetylene torch and heat it cherry red. Always works
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Find an acetylene torch and heat it cherry red. Always works
    This has been on my "to get" list for far too long. I think I'll get one this week.

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    Ok so I finally got it. It def took some convincing. Pipe wrench, lots of PB and a cheater bar.

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    persistance always works, glad you got it turing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geo Fry View Post
    I've heard getting a pipe wrench and jumping on it works. Use pb blaster or equivalent and a hammer to try to break the threads loose. I couldn't get mine to budge either so I went to the junkyard and picked up a ZJ tie rod. It was and easy nice upgrade.
    a ZJ tie rod ? how much of an upgrade is it? over stock i mean.
    build it, abuse it, repair it. it's an XJ thing...a step above a jeep thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by uberxj92 View Post
    a ZJ tie rod ? how much of an upgrade is it? over stock i mean.
    The ZJ rod is solid and thicker where as the XJ rod is hollow and thinner,
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    You have to get the V8 ZJ tie rod. Also bear in mind that the drag link is the same as the XJ. But the tie rod is definitely stronger and a goo upgrade for not much money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    You have to get the V8 ZJ tie rod. Also bear in mind that the drag link is the same as the XJ. But the tie rod is definitely stronger and a goo upgrade for not much money.
    x2 I will also add that I would recomend new tie rods when you do this but it is a cheap very usefull upgrade and can be purchaced new though Crown Automotive
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    When ever I replace a tie rod end, I make sure and use plenty of the antiseize. Makes alignments and replacements in the future a hole lot easier.

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