Originally Posted by arshull
Were you able to get the pipe wrench to hold its grip? The whole tie Rod is round so there's no where to get a firm grip like on a nut or hex angle. Am I missing something?
dBeanz G3 modded, twisted and tweaked i747
Yeah, the pipe wrench bit into the tie rod and held it's grip just fine. To be clear, I'm talking about a pipe wrench like this:
You can see the teeth on that and they dig into the tie rod. These are designed to grip round pipes and turn them. If you were using a wrench like this and it wouldn't grip, flip it over. They only grip in one direction. I used some black spray paint to paint the tie rod where the teeth dug in and exposed bare metal.