- This draglink can be used in the stock configuration or in a flipped high steer layout. These instructions cover both forms of installation. The following notes are in relation to the high steer drag link flip conversion:
- If doing a high steer conversion, the installation of this draglink will require a tapered reamer of 1.5 in. per ft or the use of a 8001-02-01 TRE adapter sleeve and 13/16” drill bit or an 8001-03-01 TRE adapter sleeve and a 7/8” drill bit. Identify which adapter sleeve is being used before beginning installation.
- This draglink should be used in conjunction with the PPM-8055 front track bar relocation bracket.
- You must use a minimum 3” tall front bump stop extensions to prevent the track bar and draglink from hitting the bottom of the frame at full bump. PPM-8057 (3”) and PPM-8075 (4”) front bump stops are available. 3” tall bumpstop spacers are recommend for using 35” tires and the 4” tall for 37” tires.
1. With a jack stand supporting the passenger side of the front axle, remove the passenger side tire and wheel.
2. Remove the factory draglink from the steering knuckle and pitman arm. A couple of sharp blows with a large hammer to the steering arm and pitman arm will usually pop the taper loose. 3. Note: steps 4-6 are for high steer drag link flip conversion with 8001-02-01. Steps 7-8 are for high steer drag link flip conversion with 8001-03-01. If bolting draglink into stock location, proceed to step 9.
4. If using a tapered reamer (no TRE adapter) and a 1/2” drive hand drill, ream the factory steering knuckle from the top to a diameter of .730”, measured to the large end (top) of the taper. Check fit the new tie rod end and castle nut to make sure the taper is deep enough to install the cotter pin.
5. If using an 8001-02-01 TRE adapter, drill the factory steering knuckle using a 13/16” drill bit and install the flip adapter from the top. Be careful when drilling out the hole to not oblong or enlarge the hole over .880”
6. The 13/16” (.8125”) drill bit should equate to about a .850” hole due to hand drilling. If additional clearance is needed, use a small dremel tool or die grinder to clearance the hole for the flip adapter to be installed.
- Any larger than .880” and the flip adapter will not seat correctly in the knuckle. The target finished hole size is between .845” and .875” See Pictures 5.1 and 5.2 for reference.