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Inner Tie Rod



Depending on what type of steering system your vehicle uses the inner tie rods are the first connection point between the rack and pinion or steering box that transmit left and right movement of the wheels.


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Depending on what type of steering system your vehicle uses the inner tie rods are the first connection point between the rack and pinion or steering box that transmit left and right movement of the wheels.

Inner tie rods help in allowing the suspension to move independently without effecting vehicle direction. Some other aftermarket names for inner tie rods are rack end or axial joint. Inner tie rods are manufactured with excessive amounts of connection thread, which gives the technician the ability to adjust the vehicle alignment to factory specs.

  • Rack and Pinion type - Inner tie rods are attached to either end of the rack and pinion and provide a pivot point to isolate road conditions from the rack and pinion system.
  • Steering box type - Inner tie rod is attached to either end of the center link and their design is very similar to the outer tie rods in a rack and pinion system and sometimes can be up to 2-3 feet in length.
The Inner Tie rod functions as a connection from the Rack and Pinion to the Outer Tie Rod. The Inner Tie Rod is threaded in such a way so that it can be rotated to make adjustments during a wheel alignment.
  • Metal design of internal components - Internal metal designs are widely used in the manufacture of Mevotech X Factor tie rod ends. These designs incorporate highly durable upper and lower metal bearings that surround the tie rod end stud and ball joint, and they include grease fittings to allow for grease and lubrication to be injected into the central area to prolong the life of the tie rod end.
  • Greaseable - Greaseable tie rod ends enable the joint to be serviced, to flush out old grease and contaminants by injecting new grease during inspection and maintenance routines.
  • Black oxide coating - The black oxide coating provides high resistance to variable corrosion factors such as road debris and adverse road and weather conditions, ensuring prolonged life of the tie rod end.