Having the right tools for the job is rule number one when undertaking just about any project. You wouldn't try to crush a bunch of huge stones with a 4oz tack hammer, right? You could, and it may work. But most likely you'd break the hammer while trying. Same thing with tie rods. Heading off-road on larger tires and a factory tie rod might get you through the day, but chances are that stock tie rod will bend under the extra stress or worse - snap against an obstacle. So that's why you need a Rubicon Express Heavy Duty Tie Rod. Not only is the bar itself larger and stronger to handle off-pavement issues, but the entire thing is engineered to deal with those larger wheels and tires. Plus its offset forged end design allows clearance for larger axle housings as well as OE backspaced wheels. This Heavy Duty Tie Rod is constructed of 4140 chromoly that measures 1-5/8" around and 5/16" thick to provide the ultimate in durability, and then is finished with a protective silver coating to shoo away moisture and debris. They also made sure it will work with all major Wrangler JK axles; Dana 30/44/60, and it even includes a billet aluminum steering stabilizer mount. And the best part from all this - the bar simply bolts in place of the factory version with supplied hardware. Please note: A front-end alignment is strongly recommended following installation.
Superior Strength: Thanks to its 1-5/8" .313-wall 4140 chromoly steel construction, the Rubicon Express Tie Rod with Forged Ends will sharply resist against twisting and warping that usually claims other inferior bars.
Hassle-free Installation: Despite all its rugged strength, this bar is pushover for installation - simply and easily bolting up in place of the factory bar with supplied hardware. A front-end alignment is strongly recommended after installation.
Plays Well With Others: Ingeniously designed to work alongside all major Wrangler JK axles (Dana 30/44/60) as its offset forged end allows clearance for larger axle housings as well as OE backspaced wheels.
Lifetime Warranty: Rubicon Express covers this Heavy Duty Tie Rod with Forged Ends under a lifetime warranty against workmanship and material defects for the lifetime of the product.
- Features: Chromoly
- Color: Silver
- Shipping Weight: 41lb
- Shipping Dimensions: 63in x 7in x 5in (L x W x H)
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Rubicon Express Heavy Duty Tie Rod with Forged Ends Reviews
This tie rod was purchased on 5/16/2018 from Quadretec. The Tie rod is not heavy duty by any means. It is either is a poorly made product or I received a defective unit. I had the tie rod installed by a trained certified technician at the Jeep dealership and during routine driving I discover the tie rod was cracked on the adjustment threads. I will not purchase another Rubicon Express HD Tie rod again, subsequently, I replaced the defective product with a Tera-flex Heavy duty tie-rod on 02/19/2020. I am in the process of contacting Quadratec about the "Lifetime Warranty" to see what my options are.
Great tierod. I'm not sure how other posters had issues. Compared to other steering set ups out there this tierod is as simple as it gets. To adjust toe is one nut (with one locking bolt to secure) and is the easiest alignment process ever. The 2 hang ups on installation are as follows: brake disks and calipers must be removed to trim the disk backing plate. Why? Otherwise the tierod end rubs them and makes noise. So an angle grinder is required and the caliper mounting bolts are 20mm torqued to 120ft-lbs, it's an extra 30 minute job. Also, the steering stabilizer mount is proprietary. This isn't mentioned anywhere but only the Rubicon Express stabilizer bushing will fit in the bracket as it's a hair narrower then other units on the bushing sleeve(teraflex 9550 will not fit.) If you pair up this tierod with RE's draglink, and you are NOT flipping the draglink mount on the knuckle, you will also need to switch the standard grease zerk with one that has a 90* bend, otherwise you have to drop the tierod to access the standard zerk. Otherwise this tierod has been flawless and amazing for me.
This tie rod is a monster. It's built well and the QA inspection with their parts is seems top notch to me. If you're looking to add a solid tie rod to a beefy build up this one is just fine. If you want to just spend your money on bolt on parts keep looking. The install does require that the rotors get pulled to add spacers for the rotors and the calipers. Also, you need to either removed the dust plate or cut a section of it out. I recommend cutting it. The passenger side knuckle needed to be reamed out or drilled. Drilling the knuckle worked just fine as it is recommended for this install. Don't cut corners, plan on a few hours. don't rush it and you'll appreciate parts like this.