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Rough Country Tie Rod Upgrade Kit (97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Eliminate Worry, Gain Peace of Mind
    • Heavy Duty Protection
    • Won't Bend or Snap under Full Flex
    • HD 1.25in DOM Tubing
    • Equipped to Handle Larger Tires
    • Easy, Bolt-On Installation
    • Uses Stock Tie Rod Ends
    • Lifetime Replacement Warranty
    • Fits 1997-2006 Jeep Wrangler TJ

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Kit Contents:

    Tie rod body and jam nuts.


    • Fits 97-06 Jeep TJ Only.


    • Built from Heavy Duty 1.25" OD DOM tubing.
    • Uses stock tie rod ends.


    Part #: 1143

    Install Time: 1 - 2 hours

    Freight Notes. Freight items can only be shipped within the continental 48 states, no expedited methods.

    Fitment: 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

    MPN# 1143

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Tie Rod Tube
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
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        Questions & Answers (4)

        4 Top Rated Questions

        Can I use this tie rod if I have a 1.5" lift?

        • Hello, yes, you will be able to use the Rough Country Tie Rod Upgrade Kit (97-06 Wrangler TJ) with your 1.5" lift.

        Helpful (1)

        Will this help with death wobble after a 4 in lift and larger tires? I have replaced everything else.

        • Death wobble can be the cause of many different items. While this item would help it may not prevent death wobble if something else is wrong.

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        I have a 4 in lift, still work on the 4in lift

        • Yes, this will work with a 4 inch lift.

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        I'm assuming this does not come with tie-rod ends, and I would need to buy them separate?

        • Hello, the Rough Country Tie Rod Upgrade Kit (97-06 Wrangler TJ) does not come with tie-rod ends, it uses stock tie rod ends.

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          Ratings Summary

          4.7 out of 5 overall rating from 14 customers

          • November 11, 2019

            5 2004 Wrangler - Scoggins

            Great Product

            Great product, now the tie rod sleeve does not flex.

            Helpful (0)
          • May 21, 2019

            4 2004 Wrangler - Matthew


            The shipment was quick and the tie rod is a clear upgrade from factory. Installation took about an hour.

            Helpful (0)
          • April 29, 2019

            5 2005 Wrangler - TimR

            Heavy Duty

            More than enough for my needs, a fine replacement for the toothpick that was in there before, and ridiculously easy to install.

            Helpful (0)
          • November 23, 2018

            5 1997 Wrangler - KrisG

            You should upgrade npw

            Driving improved after the install, highley recommend if you are looking to improve drivability

            Helpful (5)
          • May 23, 2018

            5 2003 Rubicon - BrianP

            Excellent upgrade

            Can't beat it for the price. My stock one got bent on the trail and this was an obvious replacement. 30 minutes to install and I'm good.

            Helpful (8)
          • February 28, 2018

            5 2004 Wrangler - DavidB


            Installed in 20 mins! Replaced the old weak bent one

            Helpful (8)
          • April 22, 2017

            5 2004 Wrangler - ChadJ

            Great upgrade

            Good upgrade for your TJ. Much more beefier then the stock and worth the money. Took about a hour to install. Can be fine with one person but easier to line up and hold things with two people. Just measured from tie rod end to tie rod end and was a piece of cake from there.

            Helpful (9)
          • March 22, 2017

            4 2000 Wrangler - eloverid

            Rock Solid

            I was surprised just how heavy duty this thing is. It's slightly shorter than the stock tie rod - about 3/4 of an inch, which is why I knocked off one star. But it installation was a breeze and looks great under there.

            Helpful (9)
          • January 11, 2016

            5 2000 - KyleP127

            Way stronger then I expected

            A direct swap for the stock tie rod. Took only 15 min. I was impressed with how strong strong it is compared to stock. Good black finish as well

            Helpful (10)
          • December 07, 2015

            5 2000 - Marcojeepin

            A nessessary upgrade

            Gotta have one if you lift your jeep! Works well if you dont want to spend the money on a high steer knuckle!

            Helpful (9)
          • October 16, 2015

            4 2004 - Gnawgrawler

            An excellent upgrade from the OEM

            Broke the cheap factory tie rod. This was is twice the thickness and weight. This should be better for those off the trail times.

            Helpful (9)
          • September 18, 2015

            5 2004 - Lambo244

            Great part! Great price!

            Very strong tie rod and very good price. The stock tie rod is one of the first things to bend when off roading. This is a great upgrade at an affordable price.

            Helpful (10)
          • July 18, 2015

            4 1999 - Ldomalley


            Thanks for shipping it so fast, the fit was good and my customer was very happy

            Helpful (10)
          • December 29, 2014

            5 2000 - Mayhem1

            Smart Upgrade

            This is a very affordable upgrade to the flimsy stock tie rod. Still uses factory stock ends to save money and they are not the primary issue anyway. Very easy install. This and a tie rod flip kit will save you much heartache.

            Helpful (11)