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Old 02-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #1
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Need some advice on this Tie Rod..

I want to replace my stock tie rod since it's rusted shut for an alignment so..
I ordered a kit from Omix from 4wd and they sent me a drag link kit instead... (I decided to keep it because it saved me 30$) and I talked to the guy and they said the description is right but the picture is wrong so I said can you find me a tie rod and he pushed me towards this...

Heavy-Duty Tie Rod by Rugged Ridge™ and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

Question is: will this fit onto my jeep?
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L
Is the tube too thick or should it be ok?

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Old 02-04-2010, 04:52 PM   #2
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I want to replace my stock tie rod since it's rusted shut for an alignment so..
I ordered a kit from Omix from 4wd and they sent me a drag link kit instead... (I decided to keep it because it saved me 30$) and I talked to the guy and they said the description is right but the picture is wrong so I said can you find me a tie rod and he pushed me towards this...

Heavy-Duty Tie Rod by Rugged Ridge™ and Other Jeep Parts and Jeep Accessories by 4 Wheel Drive Hardware

Question is: will this fit onto my jeep?
1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4.0L
Is the tube too thick or should it be ok?

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Looks fine to me . . . you should want the tube to be thicker than the stock one for sure. You could probably bend the stock tie rod over your knee . . . they are pretty cheezy!

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Old 02-04-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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Ok. Sweet. I just wanted to make sure..
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:32 PM   #4
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Ok. Sweet. I just wanted to make sure..
Looks just like the one I got a couple of years ago after bending my stocker and it's held up fine. The funny thing is, I banged my stock tierod on everything within just a few months . . . I've had the upgraded, beefier, one on there for a couple of years now and I don't think I've banged it once!
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I bought the Iron Rock Heavy Duty Tie Rod and haven't had any issues with it.

IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Heavy Duty Tie Rod
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How much did they want for the tie rod? The stock one is either solid or pretty darn thick . . . is that one stronger? I wish I would have just bought the Currie to begin with, but now that I've upgraded the tie rod to a thicker bar with larger ends, I don't really want to replace it, but I worry that now my draglink will be the weak link especially if I go to 35's.
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Old 02-05-2010, 10:20 AM   #7
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Looks just like the one I got a couple of years ago after bending my stocker and it's held up fine. The funny thing is, I banged my stock tierod on everything within just a few months . . . I've had the upgraded, beefier, one on there for a couple of years now and I don't think I've banged it once!
When I bent my OEM tie rod, it wasn't done by banging/hitting a hard surface e.g. tree stump, root, or large rock. What actually bent the stock rod was the off camber trails I was on - it actually may have been on a 'V' section where I was straddling both side inclines with the front tires. I guess the amount of forces driving the tires inward, combined with the size of the 33" tire was enough to bend the tie rod ever so slightly.
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When I bent my OEM tie rod, it wasn't done by banging/hitting a hard surface e.g. tree stump, root, or large rock. What actually bent the stock rod was the off camber trails I was on - it actually may have been on a 'V' section where I was straddling both side inclines with the front tires. I guess the amount of forces driving the tires inward, combined with the size of the 33" tire was enough to bend the tie rod ever so slightly.
It's not surprising . . . the stock tie rods are so puney . . . seems like Crysler will do just about anything to save a buck or two . . . like not painting the roll cage under the padding on later years . . . BASTARDS!!!

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