Rugged Ridge Heavy-Duty Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit - 18050.83

Part Number: RUG18050.83


  • Position: Front Left
  • Fitment: Direct Fit


  • 1.25 inch OD SAE Steel
  • 1/4 inch Wall Thickness
  • Complete Drag Link and Tie Rod Kit


These Tie Rod Assemblies provide virtually 1-ton strength with factory tapered ends, so no modification is required. The tube is 1.25� OD SAE steel with .25� wall thickness. This is the perfect solution for preventing bent tie rod tubes from off roading with larger tires. Complete kits with dust shields, castle nuts, cotter pins, jamb nuts and zerk fittings.


4.5 4.5
nice kit

had to replace all the tie rod ends, so I decided to upgrade. glad I did, this is a great kit. everything is included. install was easy and directions are good. I did have to adjust the steering stops so that the tie rod would not come in contact with the differential and the steering stabilizer. I have not noticed any adverse affect to the turning radius. I have had no problems negotiating the trails I wheel on.

By jwals10 from Salton City, CA | 3/20/15
Works great, modification to damper req

This is a great heavy duty replacement for your old YJ or wrangler, however just be aware that you will have to buy a thinner steering damper so that it clears the tubing while steering, mounting brackets for the new location on drag link are included I wheeled them for a year hard on 35" Super Swamper LTBs with only one tie rod weakened at the end of the season I am running a 89 Wrangler 8.5" lifted, shackle reversal, detroit lockers, cammed 4L, many other mods

By Tvoir from Calgary, Alberta | 3/2/15

Question & Answers

8 Answered questions

Does it not come with bushings?

Asked by Jonathan from United States on

Hi Jonathan The Heavy-Duty Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit is complete, there are no bushings used with this. Thanks

Answered by LWiff ext 4804 from United States on

Can I use my steering damper with this product.

Asked by John from Arcadia Fl on

John, you can use any steering stabilizer that mounts to the stock location with the Rugged Ridge Heavy-Duty Tie Rod/Drag Link Kit. I hope this helps!

Answered by Sara H. Ext 4874 from Arcadia Fl on

On the right side of the tie rod where the diagonal rod attaches there is an offset in the end. Does the offset go toward the front or back of the jeep?

Asked by J.R. AZ from Goodyear AZ on

J.R., The tie rod should only install one way which would be with the offset out towards the front of the Jeep. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!

Answered by Tom S @ Ext 4876 from Goodyear AZ on

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This Product Fits the Following:

  • 1995  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Rio Grande  
  • 1995  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  SE  
  • 1995  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sahara  
  • 1994  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Renegade  
  • 1994  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  S  
  • 1994  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  SE  
  • 1994  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sahara  
  • 1993  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Base  
  • 1993  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Renegade  
  • 1993  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  S  
  • 1993  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sahara  
  • 1992  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Base  
  • 1992  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Islander  
  • 1992  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Renegade  
  • 1992  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  S  
  • 1992  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sahara  
  • 1991  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Base  
  • 1991  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Islander  
  • 1991  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Renegade  
  • 1991  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  S  
  • 1991  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sahara  
  • 1990  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Base  
  • 1990  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Islander  
  • 1990  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Laredo  
  • 1990  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sahara  
  • 1989  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Base  
  • 1989  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Islander  
  • 1989  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Laredo  
  • 1989  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sahara  
  • 1988  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sport  
  • 1988  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Base  
  • 1988  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Islander  
  • 1988  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Laredo  
  • 1988  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  S  
  • 1988  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sahara  
  • 1987  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Base  
  • 1987  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Laredo  
  • 1987  Jeep  Wrangler (YJ)  Sport  


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