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Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover Steering Conversion Kit (97-06 4.0L Jeep Wrangler TJ)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Prevents Bent Tie Rods
    • Crafted from 1-1/4” ID Steel
    • No Seams or Welds
    • Heavy-Duty 7/8” Tapered Rod Ends
    • Gain 1 Ton Strength
    • Kit Includes Damper
    • Bolt-On Application
    • Expert Installation
    • 5-Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits All 1997-2006 4.0L Jeep Wrangler TJ Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Sturdy Reinforcement. Are you looking to upgrade your Jeep with superior steering components that prevent bent tie rods and are built to last? Rugged Ridge brings you the perfect product in the Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover Steering Conversion Kit. This conversion kit features heavy-duty steel tubes that are 1-1/4-inch thick. These tubes are cold-rolled, pierced, and drawn through dies to produce a 1/4 in. wall thickness.

    Built to Perform. This DOM tubing has no seams, or welds that can cause future failure. The tapered rod ends are a sturdy 7/8” in diameter, and a perfect fit for factory stock fittings. This conversion kit will give you 1 ton of extra strength without any modifications required to your steering components.

    Superior Quality. This product comes with a damper and features a bolt-on application, therefore, no drilling is required.

    Installation. The manufacturer recommends an expert mechanic install this conversion kit. The installation time is approximately 3 hours.

    Technical Note. Not recommended for vehicles with over 4 inch of lift. Not compatible with smaller OEM steel wheels or wheels with deep backspacing. Not recommended for vehicles with under 2 inch of suspension lift

    Warranty. Rugged Ridge stands behind this conversion kit with a 5-year limited warranty. Any defect found in the materials or workmanship will be covered in full.

    Application. The Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover Steering Conversion Kit fits all 1997-2006 4.0L Jeep Wrangler TJ models.

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

    MPN# 18050.88

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Steering Conversion Kit
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    Will it fit my Wrangler?
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        Questions & Answers (9)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        So to be clear,this steering kit will not work if i have a 6 inch lift? I want this kit,but i need to know if it will work.

        • The Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover Steering Conversion Kit is made for use with Jeeps that have 2-4" of lift and is not suggested for use with jeeps that feature over 4" of lift. For 6" of lift we would suggest the Currie Currectlync Steering System found here: 

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        will this fit my right hand drive tj being from australia?

        • Unfortunately, this kit will only work on left-hand drive 97-06 4.0L TJ Wranglers.

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        What is the part number for the RH thread tie rod end? I can't find it anywhere.

        I see that this kit is for Jeeps that are lifted 2"-4". As that is my current Jeep set up (3") should I get a Pitman Arm drop with this kit as well? Or is that unnecessary if I get this kit? Thanks.

        • A drop pitman arm would be recommended but is not needed.

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        can I change the pitman arm on a 5.5 lift and use the conversion kit. I have a rubicon 5.5 lift and it came with a new pitman arm.

        • We do not recommend using this on vehicles with over 4" of lift, even with a drop pitman arm.

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        4 More Questions
        I see that this fits jeeps with the 4.0 but does it fit the 2.5 as well? 1 answer
        Will this system work with a stock suspension setup with no lift? 1 answer
        Does this kit come with the steering stabilizer? This picture does not show the stabilizer but shows the brackets. Thanks 1 answer
        Will this work with 15" wheels or would a bigger size be needed 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (5) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.8

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 5 5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.6 4.6

          • 5/5

            February 09, 2019

            Great product

            Love it installed easy has better control and grease fittings for long life a great upgrade.


            Year: 2002Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            December 26, 2018

            Outstanding Purchase

            Well built, Good looking product and easy installation. Helped eliminate my Death Wobble. Only wished the clamps for the tie rod ends had a better rust preventive coating.


            Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            December 04, 2018

            Outstanding and Solid Product

            Instillation was easy. You must follow the instructions and can not have stock wheels. Direct fit on ends. Much stronger than the stock setup. Ensure you have the mating Drop Pitman arm. Well worth the money.


            Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler Unlimited

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          • 5/5

            September 12, 2018

            good gear

            Great upgrade for any lifted jeep! had to deal with the "death wobble" and replaced all steering components along with some other front end parts with aftermarket heavy duty gear!


            Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            July 24, 2018


            This is a good upgrade, tightened my steering right up .looks to be strong. I’ll give it a test at Uwharrie and get back with you.


            Year: 1998Submodel: Wrangler

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