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KIT117 - Jeep Wrangler JL & Gladiator JT - 2.5 Ton Tie Rod Assembly - Dana30 - Steel

Please note: Steel connecting rods are not designed for rock crawling. If you hit them heavily on a rock, they will likely bend and are therefore NOT WARRANTIED against impact damage. If you intend to rock crawl, please consider our aluminum connecting rod options.\/products\/kit117-drag-link-kit-steel

Be sure to check vehicle fitment below

This is a complete replacement tie rod assembly kit for your 2018-2022 Jeep Wrangler JL or 2019-2022 Gladiator JT.It includes the tie rod (DOM steel) which is also the adjusting sleeve, and left & right forged steel tie rod ends,plus 2 Ninja Lock Washers.

It does not include the steering stabilizer bracket which you will need to choose in the options above based on the steering stabilizer you use.

FITMENT:This steering kit fits stock Dana 30 axles. For Dana 44 axles, see KIT116. If your Jeep has been upgraded to a Dana 60 axle, we have modifications that can work with that as well, just contact us to order.

Wheels and Spacers: If you run AEV or stock Rubicon wheels, you'll need a 1.5" spacer. This kits works with a 17" wheel with a 4.75" backspacing or less. We recommend the steering stabilizer be fitted in the stock location, or a relocation kit may be required.

What It Fits: Jeep Wrangler JL (2018-2022), Jeep Gladiator JT (2019-2022) with narrow axles, typically Sport and other D30 axle models.

The Special Sauce:

  • SAE 1045 Solid Steel Forged Housing: This is unequivocally the best carbon alloy steel for this application.
  • CNC Machined Housing: Make our parts and bearings dimensionally perfect, eliminating any die wear issues.
  • SAE 4140 hot forged Chromoly Ball Studs:For strongest possible metallurgy.
  • Induction Heat Treated Ball Studs:Provides a very precise heat treatment to the exact depth and location we want it.
  • Rolled Threads:Are made by pressing the shape of the threads into the ball stud instead of cutting. This strengthens the threads instead of weakening them and allows for easy movement of hardware. This ain't no Ikea furniture!
  • Step Threads:Allows for very easy movement of hardware on install and superior holding when torqued. (Installer Choice).
  • Rugged Metal to Metal Bearing.
  • CR Rubber Boots: The most durable material for undercar applications. Resistant to deterioration from road level ozone, oil/gas/engine fluids and extreme heat or cold
  • Accordion Boot: ideal for high-articulation components, more flexibility means longer life.
  • Grade 8 - Class 10.9 Hardware: Superior tensile strength.
  • Castle Nut: Industry standard where high vibration loads occur.

1.75" DOM SAE 1020 Tube: Because some people prefer steel and there are as many good reasons for it as there are for aluminum.

  • Pre-threaded Zerk Housing:If you have ever installed a MOOG Ball Joint without a pre-threaded zerk fitting you will understand what a simple but great feature this is. Another installer fav.
  • Greaseable:Because it should be.
  • Pre-Greased:Just in case you forget, we have you covered.
  • Gull Winged Grease Grooves:Allows for improved lubrication disbursement around the ball stud.
  • Zerk Fittings:Included for every application.
  • Tie Rod End - Flopper Stoppers Built In: Unlike the poly hockey pucks that most brands use, our heavy duty "Flopper Stoppers" are built into the tie rod end bearings, giving you an industry leading 27 degrees of stud swing left and right and only 2 degrees of stud swing forward and aft, keeping your tie rod and drag link from rotating and flopping. The competitor hockey puck style systems also call for the removal of the tie rod end boot, which is there to keep the dirt out and the grease in.
  • Ninja Washers (tm):An APEX exclusive is our Ninja Washer which is a unique method of securing the lock nut to the tube, erasing the need for lightly built adjusting tubes with ugly pinch clamps. And who doesn't want a ninja on their front end!

Installation Instructions