RuggedRidge Tie Rod Taper/Bind issue ...
Hey Guys !!
After an inspection of my front axle, I went ahead and tore into it for a ball joint replacement.
All that went smooth.
Tie rods were next.
Instead of going stock, I found RuggedRidge's kit which included new tierods, and heavier DOM tubing.
I went to install the cross tube, and noticed the tie rods buried themselves pretty deep ...
When I went to install the drag link, (knuckle first) it was so deep, that it would not pivot up to the pitman arm.
I mean, there is no movement.
We called them the next morning and got no where. They claim "just install it, it will work"
They claim its a 1ton equivalent end, but the taper seems too small.
This Jeep still had its factory parts, so I know the knuckle tapers are not worn.
Anyone else have this problem, or lack of customer support ???
Now, I have to return the product and go back to more expensive, stock stuff.