To be honest, as soon as this new steering setup came out, it sparked my interest. I run a mixture of components up front and have been looking to tidy things up after recently swapping in a ProRock.
But after seeing this "hardcore" 2.5 ton tie rod flopping around on your company's black 2 door on Crawl Daddy this past weekend, I'm thinking this a lot of smoke and mirrors. I'm not here to bad mouth any of your products and I want to see American companies succeed, but if this steering setup can't handle Crawl Daddy at Rausch on a 2 door I'm not sure how it can be billed as the the "toughest combo for the most hardcore trails." What I really want to know is what broke? And why did it break?
It appeared like the entire breakage was related to the steering components from what I saw further up the trail. I know failures with "new" products are not unusual but I'm also curious if you warranty these products in some way.
It is good practice to get your facts straight before calling out a company on their product. First off, another JK in that group has an actual 2.5 ton tie rod and it performed as advertised. You'll recall the one JK that didn't get winched on that trail had it.
The black Fusion Jeep front axle is a D60 that was built a year and a half ago. The tie rod (pics below), is made by Bullet Proof Steering. It uses bent tube and heim joints. It's a piece of shit and you're right, I had nothing but issues with it. In fact, it's toast. Stretched the threads.
Unfortunately, the D60 steering is very different from the JK axle. We are still working on a solution for it.
We're happy to point you to many happy customers with our steering. We've had no complaints or issues.
Anything else you want to add? In the future, I suggest you PM someone being making false accusations about their product.
It's funny, we're out there supporting the event as sponsors, helping people on the trails, and helping make it a great experience for everyone there. It's unfortunate when people have no appreciation for the efforts of others.