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Thread: VIDEO - JL JOURNAL : SYNERGY Heavy Duty Tie Rod / Drag Link / Stabilizer Relocation

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    VIDEO - JL JOURNAL : SYNERGY Heavy Duty Tie Rod / Drag Link / Stabilizer Relocation

    As some of you may know, we developed a slight steering wobbled on our Jeep JL Wrangler and one that was especially noticeable when it was cold out. Mind you, this was far from being the dreaded "death wobble" but it was still something we wanted to address and for the most part, was able to mitigate it by installing a new front track bar. However, as we were going through all the possible problem spots to track down this wobble, we found that the tie-rod end on our drag link, right where it connects to the pitman arm, was in fact completely worn out. Needless to say, this was something we've been wanting to address for a while now and after talking to our good friends over at Synergy Manufacturing, they were kind enough to send us their heavy duty tie-rod, drag link and steering stabilizer relocation kit. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see just how easy it is to install all three.

    Beef Up the Steering on your JL Wrangler
    Synergy Jeep JL Heavy Duty Drag Link Kit

    Synergy Jeep JL Heavy Duty Tie Rod

    Synergy Jeep JL Steering Stabilizer Relocation Kit

    What You Will Need
    • 13, 18, 19, 21, 22mm Socket & Wrench
    • Ratchet
    • 3/16, 1/4" Allen Wrench or Bit
    • Ft. Lb. Torque Wrench
    • Crescent Wrench
    • Floor Jack
    • (2) Jack Stands
    • Pickle Fork
    • 3 lb. Hammer
    • Pliers
    • Tape Measure
    • Drill
    • 1/2" Metal Drilling Bit
    • Tie-Down Strap

    Reasons to Want Synergy Steering Components on Your JL Wrangler
    Synergy Mfg. Drag Link
    • 1.5" x .25" wall 1026 DOM
    • Double Adjusters for easy alignment/steering wheel adjustments (link does not have to be removed after it is bolted in to adjust)
    • Single plane TRE at Pitman arm side to eliminate factory drag link flop
    • Same part will work in factory and flipped high steer configurations

    Synergy Mfg. Tie Rod
    • 1.5" x .25" wall 4130 Chromoly
    • Heat treated after the bending operation to stress relive and then harden (similar to how an axle shaft is heat treated) This process almost doubles the strength of the regular normalized material.
    • Double Adjusters for easy alignment/steering wheel adjustments (tie rod does not have to be removed after its bolted in to adjust)
    • Single plane TRE at one end to eliminate link flop
    • Optional high mount stabilizer relocation

    • Designed based off of a GM 1-Ton TRE
    • Massive 1-14 Threads
    • Preloaded internal spring designed to keep the joint tight as the internal bearing wears
    • Full metal on metal design eliminating the factory Nylon bearing race that commonly fails
    • Specially designed grease groves in ball OD to allow for maximum lubrication
    • Forged bearing housing made from heat treated 1018
    • Ball stud (larger than stock TRE) forged from 4140 and heat treated
    • Tear/wear resistant NBR grease boots
    • Smalley Spirolox style boot retaining clips
    • Same TRE (4163-L) can be carried as a spare and work on ALL ends of both the drag link and tie rod
    • Replacement TRE costs just $30 each

    If you enjoyed this video, Cindy and I would be grateful if you could please SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel!

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    Nothing but a Thing Stotch's Avatar
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    Awesome!! Those ought to be tough as hell!

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    Hooked blacker1's Avatar
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    Very nice! They manufacture a great product and their tech support is awesome. I have these on my JK and they are quite stout!

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    Knows a Thing or Two pop2tu's Avatar
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    I think this might be the first time, I have seen you not have the right tool for the job. Great video, thank you for taking the time to go through step by step.

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    Knows a Thing or Two DMF's Avatar
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    You're install videos are the best! I'm going to need to check the slit on my adjustment sleeves now to make sure I have it right. Also I love my Synergy steering components with Plush Ride springs and Rancho adjustable shocks, my Jeep feel so smooth at 75+

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    Caught the Bug tjgoff's Avatar
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    How’s the wobble now? Completely gone?

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    The parts look nice and strong!

    How’s the wobble now? Did they help?


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    Great video That trip to HD for a 22mm definitely needed a shopping cart

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    Another good video!

    Side note, the fact that you get the tightening of the lug nuts to mesh with the music in the background are the things that separate you guys from others. Nice work!

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    Blame Harris for the missing 22mm. I’m sure he still has it from JLX all joking aside, it’s so awesome you take time to explain in detail each step and why. Nobody does it better!

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