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Unread 06-29-2015, 08:24 PM   #1
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Inexpensive tie Rod roll fix for OEM sized tie rod ends!

Ive been having the dreaded tie rod roll after my OME 2.5" lift, and I made a thread in which I set out to find what I could do to fix it http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/h...wheel-3250385/. In this thread, a couple of members including bgredjeep told me about the Ruffstuff delrin tie rod end spacer which goes in between the drag link and tie rod to prevent the roll on 1-ton steering systems.

It seemed no one on this site knew of any options for stock size YJ rod ends... Which means that in order to prevent the tie rod roll, you would have to start looking into other types of rods/rod ends (that are usually hundreds of dollars) that would be less likely to roll than OEM.... Until now...

I emailed Ruffstuff to see if their aforementioned spacer called "The Cure" would work with stock YJ steering linkages, and a helpful gentleman named Kyle from Ruffstuff emailed me back with this: http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R2008.html

This is another version of "The Cure" made specifically for OEM drag links/tie rods. Im not sure if any of you knew about this, but I sure didnt....

Now those of us with smaller lifts and OEM drag links/tie rods who experience tie rod roll have an inexpensive solution. This along with a drop pitman arm should render your tie rod roll nonexistent in my opinion. Im getting ready to order mine...

This also works with TJs, XJs, MJs, and 6cylinder ZJs according to their site.

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Unread 06-29-2015, 08:39 PM   #2
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Post up when you get it...I'm definitely interested.
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Unread 06-29-2015, 11:48 PM   #3
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Guess they don't fit on the knuckles...I'm getting excessive roll there too.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 12:06 AM   #4
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Guess they don't fit on the knuckles...I'm getting excessive roll there too.
Me too, but from what I understand, if you stop the drag link from rolling, the tie rod in turn does not roll. The drag link rolling is what is causing the tie rod to roll.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 12:40 AM   #5
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Why does mine not do this?
I have the same lift, plus 1/2" lift shackles too.
It's all stock steering and it has no "dead" spots or weird characteristics.
This post is not a "mines better than yours"

I still have the same OEM drag link. I am thinking about an XJ drag link, but I don't have any problems.
It's kinda weird.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 01:09 AM   #6
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Me too, but from what I understand, if you stop the drag link from rolling, the tie rod in turn does not roll. The drag link rolling is what is causing the tie rod to roll.
Good to know. I bought all new TRE's anyway. We'll see how it goes.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 05:28 AM   #7
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Nice. They just released this one I guess. Chris, are you sure you're not just used to it? I never had an issue with it myself (that's just how lifted YJs drive), but Amy didn't feel safe driving it with the slop.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 06:45 AM   #8
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To me the only right fix is not have the drag link connected to the tie rod. Get a proper '2 arm knuckle' setup on the right.
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JRC offroad had the bushings that go in between the tie rod and steering knuckle.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 07:54 AM   #10
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I installed one of those things, the CURE, this weekend.
It replaced the dust boot on the tie rod end that is on the drag link to the passenger side tie rod end.
It worked.
I have a lot less slop in the steering wheel, more responsive.

I understand it only fits the 1 ton tie rod ends.
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Nice. They just released this one I guess. Chris, are you sure you're not just used to it? I never had an issue with it myself (that's just how lifted YJs drive), but Amy didn't feel safe driving it with the slop.
No, I'm not sure. I'll drive it and pay closer attention.
However, my wife, a complainaholic, has no complaints when diving the Jeep.
I'm suspective aftermarket TRE.
Mine are Mopar not Moog or Crown.
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JRC offroad had the bushings that go in between the tie rod and steering knuckle.
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I installed one of those things, the CURE, this weekend.
It replaced the dust boot on the tie rod end that is on the drag link to the passenger side tie rod end.
It worked.
I have a lot less slop in the steering wheel, more responsive.

I understand it only fits the 1 ton tie rod ends.
This does the same thing for OEM sized setups
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Unread 06-30-2015, 12:01 PM   #13
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i am glad i saw this, mine does it too
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Unread 06-30-2015, 02:04 PM   #14
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Nice. They just released this one I guess.
Yeah in the second to last email I recieved from Kyle over at Ruffstuff, he told me they just added it to the lineup.
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Unread 06-30-2015, 04:35 PM   #15
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I installed one of those things, the CURE, this weekend.
It replaced the dust boot on the tie rod end that is on the drag link to the passenger side tie rod end.
It worked.
I have a lot less slop in the steering wheel, more responsive.
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Good to hear it worked out for ya... JCR sent me one when I did my 1 ton years ago. If squished out on the side and looked a lot like the slipped disc in my back! Only helped a little.
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