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SKU: R1768 The Cure!

The Cure!
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  • The Cure!

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★ 14 reviews
  • Part Number: R1768
  • Shipping Weight: 0.10 pounds

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  • $19.99

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*As of April 2019 Ruffstuff Tie Rod Ends are a new design. There is also a new design of the cure for these new Tie Rod Ends. Refer to the pictures showing the difference of the new and old design Tie Rod Ends and Cures.

This cure is for the GM 1 ton Y link steering conversion and is designed around the GM standard 1 ton rod end. Use on any other steering kit is at your discretion. For stock jeep steering linkage see part number R2008


For as long as there have been vehicles with Y style steering they have wandered down the road. Wandering along... The steering wheel goes two inches to the right, two inches to the left and then back again, while your vehicle stays in a relatively straight line. That is the result of your Tie Rod rolling forward and backward, forward and backward again and again. That's simply because there is nothing there to prevent it from doing that. And early wear on tie rods simply because they are always in motion. This results in torn tie rod boots because they have been flexed a jillion times in.

The Cure!

This small piece of machined Delrin plastic has had a lot of thought put into it. Used against only the face of common Y-Link Tie Rod ends. It gives a self lubricated, fixed yet slightly flexible surface for the tie rod to rest against. The drag link does not flop forward or backward whatsoever yet in common usage it is allowed to roll which causes the steering wheel dead spot and allows for the tie rod roll. Not all TRE's are created equal. Some have a long pin, some have a short pin. This product has been specifically made to work with a GM 1 Ton TRE. In some cases you may have to sand the outside surface to allow for a flush fit. You do not want a tight fit, you want a snug fit. It naturally has a grease pocket built in. In most cases the tie rod boot may need to be removed to properly seat the tie rod end, but will also fit over the boot.

  • When installing The Cure, be sure to verify that the pin on your tie rod end seats completely in the taper.
  • The Cure is only meant to be used on the drag link tie rod end in Y-link steering. Using The Cure at the steering knuckle and pitman arm tie rod ends will not allow necessary flex in your steering system and could lead to failure of your tie rod ends, The Cure or other steering components.

Manufacturing tolerances in the pin and the taper cause some tie rod ends to seat higher or lower in the taper than others. One sign that the taper is not completely seated is if the cotter pin hole does not sit as far through the castle nut as it did with the standard dust boot. To verify your pin is seated in the taper, apply a marking compound (like gear marking compound, grease, lipstick, etc.) to the pin and tighten down the tie rod end then remove it again. Check the pin and taper to see if the marking compound is spread thinly and evenly around the pin. If it does not spread evenly, the pin is likely not seated completely. Sand down the face of The Cure until the pin seats fully. Depending on the shape of your tie rod ends, some filing may also be required to prevent interferences around the lip or face of The Cure.

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Excellent for a ‘77 FJ40
Brent (California) | November 4th, 2020
Using the “New Cure” which is designed for older Jeeps, my FJ no longer wanders all over the road. LOVE IT!!!
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Shirley Monachelli (PHOENIX, AZ, US) | November 24th, 2019
Everything went as planned, although the instructions that came with it said there might be fitment issues I had none. Good product
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Where have you been all my #YJLife
Lemondropjeep (Montgomery Village, MD, US) | February 25th, 2018
I was skeptical about paying $29 for a piece of plastic, but had a miserable time with loose steering. Replaced 4 ball joints and before replacing the joints in my Y-Link on my 92 Jeep YJ, a buddy of mine (a mechanic) told me I ought to try The Cure. He showed me how my drag link was rolling over the tie rod and suggested it would be the correct fix and to quite throwing more money at ball joints. I watched the video, popped off the drag link and in less than 10 minutes had the cure installed. Fixed 100% of my issue! I highly recommend this cure.
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It helps some
Braigan Dusek (Temple, TX, US) | May 4th, 2017
I'd say it took about 50% of the walk out of my steering . That still helps a lot . I got it for an 04 Jeep LJ
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The Cure works
Jerry Breznican (Clarksville, TN, US) | February 27th, 2017
WOW!! Installed the Cure on my 1990 yj. 95% improvement. I was skeptical at first, but what a difference. It is a pleasure to drive my yj again. Purchased one for my daughters yj. She will be as happy as I am for sure. Both of our jeeps have a 6 inch lift sporting 35's. both have a stroked 4.0's Thanks Ruff Stuff. Next purchase new steering y link


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