Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

AWESOME TIE ROD!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by spitfire, May 14, 2003.

  1. spitfire

    spitfire Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Posts:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I was cruising the web and stumbled on this.
    Flexible Tie-rod
    It looks like an awesome idea. And at $150 its pretty reasonable...BUT....
    Would it be a better choice over the Rockrod?

    I personally like the flexible one, cause its 25 bucks cheaper, but what do I know, I'm a newbie.

    Kyle
     
  2. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2001
    Posts:
    7,777
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    One of the local guys bent one of those on a TJ running 35s... I like my 1.75 x .375 DOM tie rod...
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Posts:
    6,737
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Banos, CA
    <font color="green"> The link isn't working for me, but I agree with Russ, I'll stick with my unbendable tie rod... </font>
     
  4. juanblzer

    juanblzer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Posts:
    1,614
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Chandler, Arizona
    That "technology" is being used quite alot. Most use t-6 aluminum and get rebound that is supposedly unmatched by steel counterparts and of course lighter. I had the stock tie rod but bent it and replaced it with one from www.randyellisdesign.com . I would not go to toysbytroy. I have heard he ripped some people off and I don't want to risk it. I'm happy with my t6 tierod. I've slipped off rocks and landed on the tierod. The thing bent insanely and almost touched the crossmember. When I backed off the rock the tierod went back to its original (almost) shape. I'm happy but I've also heard some guys swear by their steel tierods.
     

Share This Page