question that comes to mind when looking at most stock tie rods
is "Where's the Beef"? Last thing you need
when your on your favorite trail is for the tie rod to bend or even
break, possibly leaving you stranded.
Rockstomper has the beef! Rock Rods are constructed from 1.25" 0.219
DOM steel tube. They can also be had with an additional sleeve of
1.5" 0.120 DOM that is slid over top and full-circle MIG welded
at both ends. This adds even more strength to the very strong and
resilient tie rod. Rockstomper makes Rock Rod's to fit Chevy's,
Fords, and Toyota solid axle trucks.
Depending on which wheeler you
have, there are a few differences. For instance, Fords need to be
converted to Chevy TRE's (Tie Rod Ends) and need a custom drag link.
Toyotas get the beefy FJ80 23mm TRE's.
Brackets for steering stabilizers
are available as an accessory as well.
lets get to it, and see what it took to swap out the wimpy stock
tie rod on my Toyota with a Rock Rod.