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Next Question: Drag Link & Tie Rod (Which & Why)

Replacing Tie Rod & Drag Link on my 2012 JKU. Which ones & why. Thx again & again.

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RK heavy duty pro tie rod. Cuz it's aluminum, tough as fuck and there's a cool video on the webernetz to prove it.

Synergy drag link. It's easy to adjust with big ends you can lube.

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Can't go wrong w any of the above. We just moved down to nc, and are right around the corner from Carolina Metal Masters, who also ave a great lineup..I can get you more info, pm if u want.

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Synergy DL for ease of adjustability + custom aluminum TR


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idont think it counts if its completely custom and doesn't fit on stock knuckles :-p

I vote for synergy over rk. i don't think rk is bad, its just easier to adjust and maintain the synergy stuff
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I've done a bunch of different setups. Most end up running Poly tie rod & drag link. But I just did the Poly drag link with the Carolina metal masters tie rod and that thing is sweet. Might be swapping out my Poly for the Carolina tie rod.
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How much easier is the poly DL to adjust than the RK? Now my collars on the RK DL didn't seem to wana get tight enough, but it was pretty easy to adjust


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What siz are your tires? If your looking at larger than 35's you should consider hydro assist, don't worry about drag link strength, but go for a great tie rod.

I did ruff stuff 1.5" Dom tube with weld in bungs plus gm 1 ton offset tre's. It is strong. Some have told me they bent theirs but I have had the whole front of the jeep on it by accident and it was fine. I guess chromoly could be argued as strong but the ruff stuff tie rod is beefy for the price of $125. I had mine rig welded.

Drag link I am running stock mopar Australian rhd drag link and tre flipped. I am installing hydraulic assist next week which will take the load off the drag link.

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I had the synergy when I had my dana 44 and my unlimited on 37's. I was CONSTANTLY adjusting the tie rod and drag link. I could never get it to clamp tight enough onto the adjusters to keep them from moving

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RK heavy duty pro tie rod. Cuz it's aluminum, tough as fuck and there's a cool video on the webernetz to prove it..
^ this... Video is what sold me on it !

Why ? Because a lot of tie rods that look like this would look like a noodle !









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I had the synergy when I had my dana 44 and my unlimited on 37's. I was CONSTANTLY adjusting the tie rod and drag link. I could never get it to clamp tight enough onto the adjusters to keep them from moving
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Synergy drag link, especially if it's not flipped. The RK will hit just about any SS flip out there if it's not flipped.

RK tie rod, the JK tie rod is just too vulnerable, you'll hit it...hard. Chromoly is tough, but will bend, the RK is made to bend but not yield. Much more suitable for this application.

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I'm a big fan of my RK pro tie rod as well. I have pushed it around quite a bit, as low as it is, and it always pops back.

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Synergy drag link, especially if it's not flipped. The RK will hit just about any SS flip out there if it's not flipped.

RK tie rod, the JK tie rod is just too vulnerable, you'll hit it...hard. Chromoly is tough, but will bend, the RK is made to bend but not yield. Much more suitable for this application.
Actually, that IS why our Tie Rod is made from heat treated chromoly. It is tough and will deflect but not yield. Same idea with chromoly axle shafts. I think if anyone has been able to bend theirs, we've done what was necessary to make it right. Even if it was from running into a tree stump at significant speed. Some blows will bend anything if hit just right.

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Our new steering and our custom joints. will be released at the first of the year or close to it. Many of you saw it at Off-Road Expo and it will be on display at Jeeptober fest in Ocala FL this weekend. It is nasty. Both use 7075 Aluminum and feature turn buckle style adjustability… We will have more info coming soon…

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Our new steering and our custom joints. will be released at the first of the year or close to it. Many of you saw it at Off-Road Expo and it will be on display at Jeeptober fest in Ocala FL this weekend. It is nasty. Both use 7075 Aluminum and feature turn buckle style adjustability… We will have more info coming soon…

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I love my RK tie rod, I've abused the shit out of it and never had to adjust my toe. one of my biggest reasons for picking the RK TR over any others was the fact that it uses factory replacement parts for the TRE's. For that same reason I went with the RK drag link, now all four of my TRE's are the same so trail spares are stupid easy.

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Actually, that IS why our Tie Rod is made from heat treated chromoly. It is tough and will deflect but not yield. Same idea with chromoly axle shafts. I think if anyone has been able to bend theirs, we've done what was necessary to make it right. Even if it was from running into a tree stump at significant speed. Some blows will bend anything if hit just right.
I am one who has bent the tie rod and the drag link and Synergy did warranty it. GREAT products and SUPER GREAT customer service.

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Synergy track bars front and rear, tie rod and drag link and I've never had an adjuster come loose.
Never had an issue with the track bars front or rear, just the drag link and tie rod. The only track bar issue I had was having it bend in the rear but that was after 40" tires and a custom 3 link suspension and climbing a waterfall that was ones only the buggy guys were doing. It never had any issues with there regular arm lift kit I had on for many miles before that.

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