(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- How to Install Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit on your Wrangler
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This is for those of you that are taking your Jeep off-road. You have big tires, especially those of you that are going after the rocks and are worried about bending your factory tie rod. Whether you've already damaged your factory tie rod or you're just looking to upgrade so you have the peace of mind to know that you're not going to damage your tie rod, going with this one from Teraflex is going to be a great idea. This thing is roughly 200 times stronger than the factory tie rod. The tie rod ends themselves are also very, very beefy and also adjustable. This is very much like a factory or most other aftermarket tie rods because it's going to have one right-hand thread and one left-hand thread, which is going to make this very easy to adjust, even after it's installed on your Jeep and overall, you're just going to get a ton of strength. And this is going to be similarly priced to a lot of the other tie rods on the market so even though you're getting a lot of strength, you're getting adjustability, you're getting something that's easy to install, you're not having to pay a ton more for it. This is going to be comparably priced to a lot of the other tie rods and I definitely like the features that this one has.This tie rod itself is going to be 1.6 inches to the outer diameter and it's made of a 4140 chrome moly steel, which of course is a very strong steel alloy. The tie rod ends themselves have a 1045 carbon steel ball and stud, which again, it's just all about strength with this tie rod. This is going to be very, very beefy. These tie rod ends are also going to be re-buildable and adjustable just like the Teraflex ball joints are, so this could be the last tie rod that you'll ever need to buy for your Jeep. If you do end up wearing something out, you can just rebuild it or adjust those tie rod ends and get rid of any slop that you might end up having. Now, because these tie rod ends are going to be bigger than the factory ones, you are going to need at least a 17-inch factory wheel to clear them, or an aftermarket wheel that's roughly 17 inches as well. Of course, backspacing will affect your clearance a little bit also, but you are going to need to make sure that you have enough room to clear these larger tie rod ends. As I mentioned before, Teraflex says that this is roughly 200 times stronger than that factory tie rod, and when you actually take this thing out of the box, look at it and feel it. I absolutely believe them. This thing is very, very beefy. Teraflex is also going to include a new steering stabilizer bracket that's going to be necessary to install that steering stabilizer on the larger tie rod. This is going to be a very simple, one out of three wrench installation that shouldn't take you more than an hour to complete. The first step is of course moving that factory tie rod, which you'll do by removing the cotter pins from the castle nuts. Loosen up the castle nut, but leave the nut in place. And finally, strike the steering knuckle perpendicular to the tie rod end on your tie rod to loosen that up. That's going to be a taper fit. If you try and drive down on the top of the castle nut, you can flare the end of the tie rod end, making it much more difficult to get out of the knuckle. You can break or bend things. Go ahead and strike the steering knuckle perpendicular to that tie rod end. That's going to be the best way to pop that tapered joint out. Once you have everything loosened up, completely remove the castle nuts and remove the tie rod. Once you have the tie rod out, you can assemble your new tie rod and measure end-to-end to the center of the tie rod and studs, and get the length as close as you possibly can. That's going to ensure that your toe is roughly similar to what the toe is currently set at with your factory tie rod. Once you have everything adjusted, go ahead and tighten down the jam nuts and install the new tie rod into your steering knuckles using the castle nuts and cotter pins that are included. Once you're finished with that, you can grease this and you're good to go.Now, in case you do need to adjust this at a later date, I would recommend using some anti-seize on the threads, but a jam nut is not effective if the jam nut has anti-seize underneath it. It's tempting to just put anti-seize all over the threads to ensure that everything's going to be able to move down the line, but the jam nut is going to hold so be careful where you put the anti-seize. I would recommend using it, but not under the jam nut.This tie rod is going to run you around $420, and that's more or less the going rate for an aftermarket tie rod that is going to be something that's heavy duty. Now, I like this one in particular because of the tie rod ends that are included with this tie rod. They're going to be adjustable and they're going to be rebuildable, which is not something that a lot of the other companies have. So I would recommend going with this one if you want something that you're going to have to only buy once and then be able to mess with, rebuild, if it ever were to wear out on you. So that's my review of the Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit, fitting your 2007 and up JK that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com
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Reliable Performance. Replace your weak stock steering before it bends under the stresses of off road travel by investing in the Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit. Engineered for strength, this tie rod kit is over 200% stronger than your JK's original factory tie rod. It's equipped with heavy duty tie rod ends to minimize roll while maintaining maximum turning ability for intense off road stability and control.
Heavy Duty Construction. This Tie Rod is crafted from heavy duty 1.6 inch outer diameter heat treated chromoly. The included tie rod ends feature 4140 chrome moly ball & studs and 1045 carbon steel housings for intense strength.
Application. The Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit is specifically designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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February 14, 2020
Didn’t even realize I had bent my stock tie rod .... but when I developed a shimmy, I realized it was time to go big ... works like a champ!Helpful (0)
October 28, 2019
Built for a Tank
This bar is heavy duty. It is probably a little more than what I needed for my '09 JK but it is better to be safe than sorry.Helpful (2)
May 31, 2019
Beast of an upgrade!
Very noticeable difference right out of the box, super heavy. Install was a breeze. Zero issues with this, highly recommended!Helpful (2)
May 21, 2019
Super beefy and fit perfectly!!
So easy to install. I bought a rubicon express one for mine and put the teraflex one on my wife’s jk. Trust me I will be switching now.Helpful (2)
May 17, 2019
Last tie rod
With all the reviews I’ve seen on this tie rod. Hopefully it is my last tire rod that this Jeep need. I love the oversize beefy look of it and it very easy to install.Helpful (3)
May 13, 2019
Installation was straight forward and very well built. Fixed my death wobble and I feel like I track down the road with confidence now!Helpful (1)
April 02, 2019
Decided my tie rod was my problem so ordered this one and am very happy with how easy the installation was.Helpful (0)
March 27, 2019
Looks very strong, much thicker ands than stock, easier to adjust than the stock one with clamps, took a heavy hit this weekend and didn't bend. I like it. Screwed the ends in almost all the way to fit my JK. Haven't had a mechanic adjust it yet.Helpful (0)
January 26, 2019
Very heavy duty, works great! Easy install, and feels great off road.Helpful (4)
October 08, 2018
Mammoth tie rod!
This is the most heavy duty tie rod I have ever seen! It's construction makes my stock assembly look like an rc car. I've never seen a tie rod where the preload can be adjusted if wearing out occurs, it's rebuildable, no plastic bushings, so over the top heavy duty, and the price is not much more than you'd pay at an auto parts store. It looks like it was made for a Peterbilt! Teraflex has out done themselves!Helpful (8)
The video states that the tie rod ends in this kit are rebuildable. Where can I purchase a rebuild kit?
You can contact Teraflex directly to purchase a rebuild kit for the Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit.
Will this clear with 315/75R16 tires (16” rim)?
Are the ends greasable?
Will my duel steering dampner work with the tie rod or are the ubolts to small to reuse and have to buy a new steering dampner?
If your Steering stabilizer is compatible with 1.6-inch tie rods then you can run it with this item. If you have them installed on a stock tie rod it would most likely not be compatible with this larger tie rod.
Will my duel stabilizer work with the new tie rod or is the ubolts for it to small?
Yes, the Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit is specifically designed to clear 17 inch or larger wheels.
The Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit is specifically designed to clear 17 inch wheels.
The Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit can be installed with your factory drag link
You would choose the 1-5/8" option for use with the Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit.
(approx) 2 Hours
Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
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