Tie Rod End
In order for a vehicle to turn, a steering system is needed. From the front wheels to the steering wheel, a number of components are used to provide the driver a way to change the direction of a car or truck. One of these parts is the tie rod. Attached to the steering hub (which hinges on the ball joints) on each side, the tie rod is a ball-and-socket connector threaded to either a rack and pinion unit or the inner tie rod and centerlink assembly. When the steering wheel is turned, the pitman arm (attached to the steering gear box) or rack and pinion pushes the steering linkage, including the tie rod, out on one side while pulling the steering linkage on the opposite side inward the same distance. This changes the wheel and tire direction together in unison. Tie rods are also adjusted during alignment when the toe (the direction the tire is pointed inward or outward) is out of specification.
When choosing a replacement tie rod end, first confirm the year, make, and model of your vehicle. Then match your application to the compatible tie rod ends to ensure proper fitment and operation. Tie rod end replacement costs can vary from around $10 to $700 each, depending on the application.
JEGS offers a large offering of tie rod ends from top suspension manufacturers like Moog, Rare Parts, Delphi, Proforged, JEGS, and more. Each tie rod end is made from high-quality materials, components, and assembly to provide long lasting steering performance your vehicle deserves.