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Unread 09-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #1
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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.

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Unread 09-26-2013, 08:17 PM   #2
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Unread 09-27-2013, 04:48 AM   #3
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I recently put a RR tie rod/drag Link kit in mine with no issues.

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Unread 09-27-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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I put the base model rugged ridge tie rod kit on my CJ last summer with no issues.

Note: their end grease is just temporary stuff, you'll need to put your own grease in there when you install.
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