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Teraflex HD Tie Rod & Drag Link Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • Over 200% Stronger Than Stock
    • 1.25" OD Forged Steel Drag Link
    • 1.6” O.D. 4140 Heat Treated Chromoly Tie Rod
    • 4140 Chrome Moly Ball/Stud in Ends
    • Fits OEM 17 Inch Wheels
    • Includes Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket
    • For 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com, and this is my review and installation of the TeraFlex HD tie rod and drag link kit, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. This kit is also available in a flip kit. And each of these pieces are available independently. However, if you're looking to upgrade your full steering, this is a nice kit that includes both pieces. Today we're going to talk through the installation of these parts onto your JK, which is a very simple one out of three wrench installation. This is going to take you under two hours to get these installed and adjusted properly. And there is no major modification to your Wrangler necessary. We're also going to talk through the construction and a few of the other features of this kit. If you do some hard-core wheeling with your Jeep and/or you have really large tires on your Wrangler, a set-up like this is going to provide a ton of strength, which is going to help in a lot of different ways. When you are off-road, the factory tie rod is very exposed. And it's very easy to bang it into a rock or a stump and bend it, which can ruin your day of off-roading. So upgrading to a much stronger version like this is, certainly, a good idea. And updating your drag link when you have large tires can get rid of what would, otherwise, feel like a wobble. You can actually have your factory drag link bend a little bit when you are off-road hitting big bumps with large tires. So upgrading to a much stronger than factory drag link will take care of that situation on the road. And having the additional strength off-road gives you the ability to wheel your Jeep hard without the worry of bending any of your steering components. As far as drag link and tie rod kits go, this is one of the heaviest-duty set-ups that you can buy. It does have a little bit of a higher price tag on it, but when you consider how much stress these parts are taking off-road, in my opinion, this is one of those areas where you should spend a little bit more money, as long as you're getting more quality for your dollar. And I think that's the case with this set-up. And this comes with very strong components that are, also, adjustable. These tie rod ends here from TeraFlex are not only greasable, but they're also adjustable with the spanner wrench. You just have to loosen a couple of set screws. And then you can tighten up the pre-load arms. So if they ever do start to wear on you, if you feel like you do have a little bit of additional play, you can go through and tighten everything up. You don't have to replace anything. It doesn't cost you anything. You can tighten up the pre-load on those tie rod ends, and any wobble will be gone. And that's not something that can be said about a lot of the other steering set-ups on the market. They may be very strong, but if they do eventually wear out, you're going to be purchasing new replacement parts. With these, you can adjust them. TeraFlex says that this set-up is over 200% stronger than factory. And I absolutely believe it, after taking these parts out of the box and actually handling them. These are very, very heavy-duty. This tie rod is 1.6 inches in outer diameter. And your drag link is going to be an inch and a quarter in outer diameter. Your tie rod ends are both made of 4140 chrome alloy that's also been heat-treated for additional strength. And everything about this set-up screams strength. And your tie rod is going to have one standard thread and one opposite thread tie rod. So you can adjust it on the Jeep. Of course, it has some nice large stop nuts to make sure everything stays tight where you put it. And your drag link is going to have a more factory-style sleeve adjuster so that you can make sure you get your steering wheel nice and centered. But, again, something that I said, I mentioned before, and something I really like about this set-up is these tire rod ends right here. They are greasable. They have a recessed grease fitting. So you're not going to tear the grease fitting off ever. It's always gonna be there, accessible, but also protected. But if you loosen up a couple of set screws around the outside and you have your spanner wrench, you can tighten down the pre-load on that tie rod end, and getting rid of any play that might occur over a long period of wheeling your Jeep really hard. And, again, that is not something you get from a lot of places. If you are looking to upgrade your steering, why wouldn't you upgrade to a system that could be the last one you'll ever have to buy because it's very strong. And when your tie rod ends do start to wear, you can simply tighten them up. And, if you can't tighten them up enough, they have a snap ring on them where you can take them apart and you can rebuild them. Again, not something you find in a lot of other places. I think that this is a very, very well-built system. And if you have the budget for it, it might be the last steering system you'll have to buy for your JK. So, in my opinion, it's worth the cost. Now, because this system is so heavy-duty and these tie rod ends are so large and beefy, you do have to have a 17-inch wheel, if you're running OE wheels, in order to fit these tie rod ends on your steering knuckles. So you do have to be a little bit concerned about wheel size and back spacing with this set-up, but that's going to be the case with any set-up that has very strong, over-sized tie rod ends. I said before that getting this installed in your Jeep is a very simple process, about two hours by the time you get your old system removed, get the new system in place, and get everything adjusted properly. So the first step is, of course, removing your old system. You're going to have some castle nuts. You'll have to remove cotter pins, remove the castle nuts, and then remove the tie rod ends from their seats. Now the factory tie rod ends are a taper fit. So the way that you get those removed is not by hitting straight down on the top of the tie rod ends. All that's going to do, even if you put a nut on there, it is going to mushroom that tie rod end, making it much more difficult to get out of its hole. What you want to do is actually hit the steering knuckle perpendicular to the tie rod end. There's usually a flat spot molded right into your steering knuckle. And what that's going to allow you to do is pop that tie rod end out nice and easy. Now as far as the pivot arm goes, that's a little bit of a different story. Oftentimes, you are going to want to use a Pitman arm puller or a tie rod end puller on your Pitman arm to remove your drag link. Hitting it with a hammer can cause some damage to the steering box, if you're not doing it right. So you will want to have a puller on hand in order to get that removed. You're also going to need a large 21-millimeter socket in order to remove the nut off of your Pitman arm to get that drag link free. Once you have all of your factory system removed, you can take some measurements end to end of your factory tie rod and of your factory drag link and dial in your adjustment just to get things started off for your lengths. Then you'll go ahead and install these components in exactly the factory location using all of the new hardware that they come with. And then you can fine-tune your tow and make sure that you steering wheel is good and centered by making any fine-tune adjustments after that. Again, a very easy install. It goes right in place of your factory system, but is a massive upgrade over stock. And if you have big tires on your Jeep, this is something you might feel driving down the road right away. If you have big tires and your factory drag link was bending, causing a little bit of a wobble, that you're going to get that taken care of right away. And when you do hit the trails, you're going to do it with confidence, knowing that you have a ton of strength. I mentioned before this system is a little bit pricey. You're going to be at about $750 for the pair, the drag link and the tie rod. And there are some systems out there that are more expensive that have a slightly beefier drag link, but because of the adjustability that you get on the tie rod ends here, because of the strength, I think that this is a really nice mix of both price and value. Sure, you can spend another $400 or $500. You can get a different version of this set-up, but I really like the adjustability and the strength that you get with this. And I think it's a very good buy. So if you're looking to upgrade the steering components on your JK because you have large tires, because you wheel hard, because you want the confidence of knowing that you're not going to bend or break your steering linkage when you are in an off-road situation or maybe you've already bent up your factory system and you're looking for a really strong replacement, I think this is going to be an excellent option for you, as long as you have the budget for it. So that's my review of the TeraFlex HD tire rod and drag link kit, fitting all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.

    Intense Performance. Eliminate the weakness in your JK's factory steering linkage by upgrading to the Teraflex HD Tie Rod & Drag Link Kit. Designed for the extreme stresses of off road use and lifted applications, this heavy duty steering linkage is over 200% stronger than stock for intense trail use.

    Aggressive Construction. This upgraded steering kit includes a drag link is crafted from heavy duty 1.25 inch outer diameter fully forged steel and a tie rod made of 1.6 inch outer diameter heat treated chromoly for supreme strength. Each is equipped with tie rod ends featuring a 4140 chrome moly ball/stud and a 1045 carbon steel housing for reliable, lasting use.

    Application. The Teraflex HD Tie Rod & Drag Link Kit is specifically designed for use on 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK and JK Unlimited models. Recommended for use with lifted application. Will fit with OEM 17 inch wheels.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 1853900

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    What's in the Box
    • (1) HD Tie Rod
    • (2) HD Tie Rod Ends
    • (1) HD Drag Link
    • (1) Steering Stabilizer Relocation Bracket
    Installation Info
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
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    Questions & Answers (23)

    5 Top Rated Questions

    You say this can be used on a stock jeep with 17" rims and no lift but is recommended for after lift. Why is that?

    • While this can be used at stock ride height, it is not typically required. At taller lift heights, you will see more benefits from this kit.

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    will these work with 35 inch tires on a 3.5 inch lift?

    • Yes, this is designed for lifted applications, it would be a big upgrade to support the larger 35" tires as well.

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    I HAVE 07 JK WITH 2.5 LIFT AND AFTERMARKET 16 INCH WHEELS. ANY ISSUE WITH INSTALLING THIS SINCE I HAVE 16 INCH WHEELS?

    • Yes, the Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit is specifically designed to clear 17 inch or larger wheels.

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    can i use the factory pitman arm with this drag link after a 3 1/2inch lift or will i need a longer pitman arm.

    • The Teraflex HD Tie Rod & Drag Link Kit will be compatible with a 3.5" lift without modification.

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    Going to 17 inch rims with 35 inch tires with a 2.5 inch lift. Can I add this before the lift and rims? Currently have stock height and 18 inch rims.

    • This can be used before the lift but is recommended to wait until the lift is on.

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    10 More Questions
    So this can be used with stock suspension and lifted? if so would this work well with the teraflex alpine 3ct system? 1 answer
    Will it work with 20 inch rims ? 1 answer
    Will this work with 15" wheels with 3 3/4" backspacing. 1 answer
    How close would I be cutting it on 16's with some backspacing (about 4 in) 1 answer
    clarifying wheel size requirements. only fits 17in wheels? or fits 17in and bigger? or only up to 17in wheels? 1 answer
    Does this clear 15" wheels? 1 answer
    Can I install this with my stock (factory) drag link? 1 answer
    Can this be used if your Jeep isn’t lifted? 1 answer
    Will this work with rough country dual steering stabilizers? Or do you have to buy a new stabilizer? Thanks 1 answer
    If I already have your steering stabilizer on my current stock tie rod do I need to replace the entire unit to the 1-5/8" or do you sell just the rod fitting seperatly for the upgrade 1 answer

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    Overall Rating 4.8

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    • Fit 4.857962 4.9
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.675776 4.7



    • 4/5

      April 18, 2019

      Teraflex HD

      Love them!! they make my Jeep feel like a new Jeep when I drive it!! I would highly recommend this product to everyone!!

      HerculesJKU

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      April 02, 2019

      Review from Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      Death wobble

      Decided my tie rod was my problem so ordered this one and am very happy with how easy the installation was.

      Squatchy

      Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      March 27, 2019

      Review from Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      MMMmmmmmm Beefy

      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.

      JohnQPS122

      Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      March 22, 2019

      Best steering upgrade you can buy!

      This tie rod and drag link totally changed the performance and handling of my Jeep JK! Worth the investment and would highly recommend the 9550 VSS steering stabilizer as well...

      Hondaxrman

      Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      March 14, 2019

      Awesome

      2016 JKU 2” lift on 35’s These things are beefed up monsters. Excellent quality. I really like that all the ball joint ends are adjustable and can be rebuilt. So simple to throw rebuild kit in with your recovery gear to have on the trail.

      Travis

      Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      March 02, 2019

      Love 'em!

      I'm impressed with Teraflex. Everything I've gotten from them have been great for my 2009 Jeep JK.

      DanielD

      Year: 2009Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      February 28, 2019

      Noticeably better handling

      After 119k, the front end needed some attention. I never experienced a death wobble but figured eventually i’d get it. Definately had way too much play in steering and the factory ball joints on tie rods and drag link were worn out/sloppy. These babies are greaseable and have meat on their bones. Heavy duty ...that they are. Better than when I first drove it off the lot in 2008.

      PaulS

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      February 28, 2019

      Badas$

      Impressive strength. Like the recessed grease fittings and a great fit. Very pleased.

      RJ

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 1/5

      February 22, 2019

      Not recommended if you like to wheel

      Bars seem heavy duty but ends get loose and floppy within a couple thousand miles. They’re adjustable but didn’t help. I also bent one drag link when I caught a tire on a rock. Not heavy duty enough for me so I upgraded to something else. I’m only running 33s so I expected more.

      RobertR

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      February 20, 2019

      great product

      Very strong and sturdy setup. Installation went smooth

      SteveD

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      January 26, 2019

      Review from Teraflex HD Tie Rod Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      Tie rod

      Very heavy duty, works great! Easy install, and feels great off road.

      Bayjunkie

      Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 2/5

      January 24, 2019

      Review from Teraflex Extreme Heavy Duty Drag Link Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      dissapointing

      put this drag link on about a year ago, greased when installed and the ball joints are already pretty worn out.

      317JK

      Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 1/5

      January 12, 2019

      3k miles and all the joints are bad. Death Wobble

      I got the Teraflex kit and lift put on 3k miles ago by the best Jeep guy in SoCal and after about 2-2.5k miles I started getting the death wobble. I have not taken my Jeep off-roading yet because I don't have a locker installed. That, of course, is the least of my worries. I just jacked the front up to diagnose the Wobble and come to find I can sway my tie rod assembly and track bar easily by hand. Seriously less than 3k and they are both junk. Now I have to replace all my joints because the DW is brutal to all the steering components. That'll be 2k easy. So ticked

      MikeK

      Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      January 08, 2019

      Perfect. A Must Have.

      I'm running a 2.5" teraflex suspension lift and 35x10.5x17 mud tires. Have done a significant amount of trailriding and offroading and have had horrible death wobble and bump steer for over 2 years. Installation of this tie rod and drag link was very easy, The only tricky part was removing the old worn tie rod ends. I have no death wobble or bump steer any more. This is a must have for any lifted or trail used rig. The rod's and ball joints are a larger diameter and significantly stronger. Steering is now tight and crisp and I can drive over 65 mph without risk of a wreck. This kit Included the steering stabilizer adapter to fit the larger diameter tie rod. Only issue was the first shipment came up missing due to UPS or Christmas thieves, but extreme terrain shipped me a new one within 24 hours of notifying them. Excellent company and product.

      ChrisG

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      January 03, 2019

      Night and day difference!

      I bought this product because I was having some bump steer and low speed wobble on my lifted JK with 35s. This kit ,along with a new Teraflex stabilizer, completely eliminated the problem and really firmed up the front end on my Jeep.

      Anthony

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 4/5

      December 26, 2018

      Great Product, improved steering feel

      Installed very easily, all pieces were much heavier duty then stock. There was a noticeable improvement in steering feel, but my stock drag link ball joint was loose to being with(19k miles). The adjustable joints were set correctly from the factory and the adjustment process is easy. Lets see how it holds up...

      Robert

      Year: 2014Submodel: Rubicon

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    • 5/5

      December 24, 2018

      Must have upgrade!

      My 2015 wrangler drives like brand new now. Tie rod was bad and the drag link had a lot of slop also. I’m running a 2.5” super lift lift kit and sky jacker control arms. On 18” mayhem rims and 33” tires.

      ChristopherF

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      December 24, 2018

      Review from Teraflex Extreme Heavy Duty Drag Link Kit (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

      Great product

      Very well built products would recommend to anyone looking to beef up steering components

      MattD

      Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      December 15, 2018

      Solid piece

      Solid part. Fixed most of my death wobble...ended up being the track bar too. Hardest part of install was removing the rusted factory one.

      AndrewV

      Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

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    • 5/5

      December 09, 2018

      Great product

      Improved the steering on my 2015 CJ. Easy install.

      LarryM

      Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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