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Rugged Ridge Heavy-Duty Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit - 18050.81


  • Rugged Ridge | Part Number: RUG18050.81
  • Position:Front Left
  • Fitment:Direct Fit


Beef up your ride with Rugged Ridge steering components. This is a bolt-on solution for preventing bent tie rods from wheeling with larger tires. The tubes are 1-1/4 inch ID steel that is cold rolled, pierced, and drawn through dies to produce a 1/4 in. wall thickness. This is true DOM tubing with NO seams OR welds to fail. Heavy duty 7/8 inch rod ends feature standard tapered ends to fit stock knuckle applications. You get one ton strength without any modifications to your steering knuckles.



Question & Answers

3 Answered questions

I am looking for some clarification. The description states "Complete kits with dust shields, castle nuts, cotter pins, jamb nuts and zerk fittings." Yet, one of the answers to one of the other questions states that rugged ridge rod ends would have to be utilized. So...does this part number (rug 1050.81) include the rod ends? Thank you.

Asked by Agar426 from on

Agar426, the Rugged Ridge Heavy-Duty Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit will come complete. You will not need to order anything separately to get up and going. I hope this helps!

Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from on

I have heard that these do not use an OEM compatible CJ tie rod end, is this true? My main concern is that if it is, what 'donor' vehicle would I use at the part store if I need one and cannot wait for shipping?

Asked by Cutlass327 from Beach City, Oh on

Hi Cutlass327 with running the Rugged Ridge Heavy-Duty Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit you will have to us rugged ridge tie rod ends not oem ones. The part numbers are18043.10 you will need on of those, 18043.26 you will need two of those, and 18043.27 you will need one of those. If you have any other quesitons feel free to ask. Thanks,

Answered by roy p ext 4928 from Beach City, Oh on

I have a cj7 1984 with a Dana 44 front axle. Need to know the length of both rods? My top length of the rod is 43 3/4in and the steering to the pitman is 29 to 29 1/16. Will this fit? Thanks

Asked by Sparkey from on

Sparkey, this Rugged Ridge Heavy-Duty Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit measures 22" (without tie rod ends) and a tie rod tube that is 39.25".

Answered by Jason L from on


Rugged Ridge was established in 2005 by the company Omix-ADA to focus on innovative aftermarket Jeep accessories. Many of Rugged Ridge's recent designs are so innovative they have been patented. This includes their floor liners, snorkel and XHD Modular Bumpers. Since 2005 Rugged Ridge has developed and manufactured over 3,000 kinds of Jeep related products. All Rugged Ridge Jeep accessories are trail rated. The Omix-ADA founder came from a family that owned a small Jeep dealership. It was the founder's dream from a young age to own a company that made accessories for Jeeps. The founder manifested the dream in 1992. Shop Rugged Ridge Now

This Product Fits the Following:

  • 1986 Jeep CJ7 Base  
  • 1986 Jeep CJ7 Laredo  
  • 1986 Jeep CJ7 Renegade  
  • 1985 Jeep CJ7 Base  
  • 1985 Jeep CJ7 Laredo  
  • 1985 Jeep CJ7 Renegade  
  • 1985 Jeep Scrambler Base  
  • 1985 Jeep Scrambler Laredo  
  • 1985 Jeep Scrambler Renegade  
  • 1984 Jeep CJ7 Base  
  • 1984 Jeep CJ7 Renegade  
  • 1984 Jeep Scrambler Base  
  • 1984 Jeep Scrambler SR  
  • 1983 Jeep CJ7 Base  
  • 1983 Jeep CJ7 Laredo  
  • 1983 Jeep CJ7 Limited  
  • 1983 Jeep CJ7 Renegade  
  • 1983 Jeep Scrambler Base  
  • 1983 Jeep Scrambler SL  
  • 1983 Jeep Scrambler SR  
  • 1982 Jeep CJ7 Base  
  • 1982 Jeep CJ7 Laredo  
  • 1982 Jeep CJ7 Limited  
  • 1982 Jeep CJ7 Renegade  
  • 1982 Jeep Scrambler Base  
  • 1982 Jeep Scrambler SL  
  • 1982 Jeep Scrambler SR  


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