WHY ARE OUTER TIE RODS IMPORTANT?

Whether your vehicle uses a rack and pinion or steering box system, outer tie rods are typically the last connection point between the steering linkage and steering knuckle.

  • Rack and Pinion Type

    Outer tie rods provide the link between the steering knuckle and the inner tie rods. They are the final pivot point when initiating a wheel turn. They commonly appear as a right-angled ball joint.

  • Steering Box Type

    Outer tie rods are used as the primary link between all points within the system. With connections to the steering knuckle, center/drag link and Pitman arm, it is not unusual to find as many as six outer tie rod joints on this steering type. They can appear as a thread rod with a right-angled ball joint, bushing or open taper.

THE MEVOTECH EDGE

What makes our outer tie rods so great? Mevotech gives technicians the edge, by innovating every chassis component. Our engineers focus on making our parts faster and easier to install, and we engineer them to provide a longer service life. Employing punishing durability testing, we validate every new design to ensure you get performance you can trust.

X-FACTOR DESIGN UPGRADES

For maximum service life and durability we engineer X-Factor upgrades to keep your vehicle performing longer.

  • PWR-TEK Design

    Upgrade to parts that can withstand extreme loading conditions with high-strength steel and larger bearings that are guaranteed not to deform.

  • Locking Boot

    Boot design permanently fixes boot to housing and creates perfect seal, keeping out contaminants.

  • Quad Sealing System

    Additional lips on boot sealing surfaces prevent contaminants from entering into the boot.

  • Increased Ball Stud Diameter

    Increased sphere diameters improve contact pressure and durability of ball pin.

  • Enhanced Cross Sections

    Additional material is added to the part to improve body stiffness and strength.

  • Greaseable Ball Joints

    Ball Joint is serviceable allowing the user to continue to grease the ball joint improving the service life of the ball joint.

  • Sintered Metal Bearings

    Bearings made of a durable sintered powder metal that leads to a longer lasting part.

  • Self-Sealing Grease Relief

    Grease relief that acts like a one-way valve allowing excess grease to flow out of the boot while preventing contaminants entering the boot.

  • REPEL-TEK Coatings

    Corrosion resistant coatings that prevent the formation of rust for a longer part service life.

  • Patented Stepped Bearings

    Engineered bearings designed with a recess that prevent flattening of the Belleville spring washer which leads to an increased service life of the ball joint.

  • Anti-Corrosion Coatings

    Corrosion resistant coatings that prevent the formation of rust for a longer part service life.

  • Patented Directional Bearing

    Allows for proper implementation of upper bearing on ball joints with larger swing angle in one direction. Addition of upper bearing provides additional contact area and greater pressure distribution for less wear.

  • Higher Grade Hardware

    Hardware provided is made with a high grade and strength.

  • Premium Grease

    Ball Joint is provided with premium grease that leads to an improved ball joint life.

  • Ball Pin Surface Hardening

    Ball Pins are surface hardened to prevent premature wear and improve fatigue life

LABOR SAVERS

To make your installations faster, easier and protect surrounding components, we include handy Labor Savers in the box

  • Pre-Applied Thread Lock

    Thread lock is pre-applied on inner tie rods, removing the need of applying it and reducing the time of installing the product​.

  • Additional Hardware

    Application specific mounting hardware are included with the part to complete the installation of the part.

  • Easy Snap Locking Pin

    Ensure your ball joint is securely locked with our spring steel locking clip design, pre-loaded with high-strength fastener adhesive that complies with and exceeds IFI, DIN specifications.

  • In-Box Instructions

    Get instructions, advice and warnings directly from our engineers to help you install our parts.

  • Anti-Rotation Features

    Parts engineered with anti-rotation features that speed up and give piece of mind during installation.

  • Longer Wrench Flats

    Tie rods designed with longer wrench flats that provide a larger area for using a wrench which eases installation.

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