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The Cure! for Jeep (CJ, YJ, TJ & XJ)

The Cure! for Jeep (CJ, YJ, TJ & XJ)

This cure is for the OEM Jeep Y link steering and is designed around the OEM Jeep tie rod end. Use on any other steering kit is at your discretion. For GM 1 ton steering linkage see part number R1768
Very similar to our product "The Cure" but specifically made to work with a factory Jeep steering set up in the Y-link or inverted T style steering position, using the stock tie rods. If running aftermarket GM 1 ton steering please see our other cure.

The Cure 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. Also fits multiple 1/2 Ton solid axle trucks (Ford, Chevy and Dodge).

Not for use on tie rod ends at the knuckle or pitman arm. Fits most factory linkage of the below models, some shaving of cure may be required to get a snug fit without breaking the cure.
  • 1997 to 2006 TJ Wrangler, Rubicon and Unlimited
  • 1984 to 2001 XJ Cherokee
  • 1986 to 1992 MJ Comanche
  • 1987 to 1996 YJ Wrangler
  • 1993 to 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ
When installing The Cure for Jeep, be sure to verify that the pin on your tie rod end seats completely in the taper.

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 for Jeep 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.

The Cure for Jeep is only meant to be used on the drag link tie rod end in Y-link steering. Using The Cure for Jeep 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.

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 30 Reviews
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best upgrade I've bought
By Jeff Hutchinson in ID on 3.10.2020
I wasn't sure but this is the best purchase I have made for my Jeep yet. I couldn't ask for a better product

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Best Cure There Is
By Geoffrey Craven II in PA on 3.19.2019
I was a skeptic, I admit. However, I just had to try it after reading reviews and watching videos. Holy smokes it is truly an amazing difference! My 1988 YJ had the factory steering linkage, tie rods, etc. Let's just say things were a bit loose but in otherwise okay condition. I ordered The Cure on March 6th and shipping was quite fast for something from California to PA. I finished the install this past weekend (3/17/19) and the test drive made me feel as if I had a new Jeep! The loose feeling was gone, and I felt confident enough to drive with one hand HAHA. So, if you are in a bit of disbelief or a bit skeptic I can assure you it works, it works great, and you'll be glad you invested the $19 in it!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Cure
By Ethan Zwiers in WI on 12.14.2018
Never thought my steering could improve this much. Nice and crisp.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amazing product
By Jacob Wilson in PA on 4.17.2018
This is amazing. If you have an xj I would definitely recommend this part the difference is night and day in the steering. Easy to install.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Easy to install
By Joe in PA on 4.5.2018
Was easy to install and helped with my tie rod roll. Overall great product.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1988 YJ
By Jeff Ashcraft in GA on 3.18.2018
Saw reviews and decided to purchase the cure. I am not one to do reviews but felt I must comment on the cure. Just installed on my 1988 YJ which has been a pain to drive with the excessive play in the steering. I am very happy with the results of this product. 100% improvement!! I would recommend this to anyone with a Jeep.

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 V8 Linkage? It works with mods.
By Benjamin Crabtree in NC on 3.10.2018
I knew The Cure would have to be modified to fit my 3" V8 ZJ Moog steering linkage. First, remove the tie rod boot. Then you must drill out the center of The Cure to 19/32" to fit over the stud shaft. Then install a 1/16" thick spacer washer on the Cure stud shaft. Tighten to FSM specs and you are good to go! No more slop!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Great product!!
By Jason Smith in TN on 2.16.2018
This fixed my sloppy steering like it said it would. Will be recommending this to all my Jeep friends to buy. Do yourself a favor and buy this, the best money you will spend.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Cure
By Ruben Forte in NY on 1.17.2018
I have a 93 Wrangler with 4 inch lift. I tried everything to get the steering tight, Installed THE CURE and am blown away by how straight it tracks after the putting it on. It's amazing; you will not be disappointed.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 It's actually the cure
By Christopher Schreiber in NJ on 1.12.2018
I've owned four jeeps all with the same play in the steering. The cure actually fixes it and it took all the play out of my steering finally!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The Cure! for Jeep (CJ, YJ, TJ & XJ)
By William Robinson in DE on 10.6.2017
Great addition, very happy with it and took the play out of the steering just like it states. Only took a couple minutes to install and happy I did. Thank you

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Easy to install, steering is improved
By Christian Martin in MA on 4.28.2017
This was an affordable easy to install solution to the dead spot in my y-link steering. I only took one star away because I was never quite sure if the fit was perfect according to the instructions. There is possible filing and sanding required.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 2000 XJ Daily Driver with 31
By JAKE KLAWITTER in WA on 4.15.2017
Great product that live up to it's name. Simply put it tighten my steering by removing the wandering I experienced of the highway. I really noticed the improvement on sections of my daily commute where the road is rutted.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Get The Cure
By Larry Padre in PA on 3.28.2017
The Cure does what is says and is easy to install. It took a lot of the slop away and far exceeded my expectation. I didn't think a $19 part would fix my steering issue. Quick ordering and fasthma shipping was a plus. I recommended a friend to get The Cure and he was happy. Thanks!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 HUGE difference!!!
By Ron Whichel in FL on 3.20.2017
So I love my lifted 2004 TJ/Wrangler and the way she looks on 33s, but she was flat out dangerous to drive at highway speeds. Driving was really an adventure on highways/interstates with pronounced 18 wheeler ruts. After recently making a 600 mile round trip of white knuckle interstate travel, I was was determined to either find a solution, or to let the ole girl go. Like many, I set out to find answers on the World Wide Web. Just when I'd resigned myself to the fact that I was about to drop some serious dough, I stumbled upon "THE CURE" video on YouTube. For about $25 shipped I figured I had nothing to lose. All I can say is "Holy Cow"!!! The install was easy, and the results are UNBELIEVABLE. I live very close to I-10 in N. Florida and the stretch I live near is a rutty piece of road where everyone drives 75-mph or better. Five minutes after tightening the castle nut on my TRE, I kicked back with one hand on the wheel keeping pace with I-10 rush hour traffic. This little wonder saved me hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, and has made highway travel enjoyable/safe again. Thank you RuffStuff!!!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The CURE...IS THE CURE
By Brent Davis in UT on 2.28.2017
I bought this simple item and installed it in just a few minutes. This little item does indeed cure much of the wandering that Jeeps suffer from. The difference was very noticeable. Ordering from RuffStuff is great too! These guys ship as promised in a very quick and efficient manner. I have recommended this item to friends of mine that I jeep with and by this review am recommending it to you too. Get it! You won't be disappointed!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The cure
By Jerry Breznican in TN on 2.27.2017
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. Thanks Ruff Stuff. Next purchase new steering y link

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 INCREDIBLE difference
By Foghead in NY on 2.18.2017
Shipping was fast, install was incredibly easy and fast. An absolute MUST have and NEED for any Jeep steering wander. With 4.5" of lift and 33's the steering suddenly became precise - unheard of with this Jeep until now. Brilliant and simple solution to a long known problem. Well done, Ruffstuff!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The CURE! works
By john sims in KS on 11.7.2016
simply and easy to install and took care of my steering wandering problem on my 89 XJ

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 The CURE needs a 6th star !!!!!!
By Remington Siebert in NE on 7.24.2016
My dad helped me install this in my lifted & locked 99-XJ. My steering was wandering a lot and I drove with 2 hands on the wheel. Instantly, this took away the wandering feeling and gave me confidence. So simple, super easy fix and now I'm NOT thinking of upgrading the box. If your Jeep wanders, you NEED this. it does what it says. CURES the wandering...

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allan on -- Asked: I have a Currie Heavy Duty Steering kit on a 2006 TJ. Currie uses 7/8" threads on their tie rod ends. Can the GM one be drilled out an extra 1/8"?

Answered: That is the measurement of the threaded shank going into the linkage. They use a hybrid joint that has a 1 ton housing but the smaller Jeep tapered pin where the cure would install. We do not have a cure that would properly fit their tie rod ends
Kev on -- Asked: Will the cure wor on my 2001 Jeep Wrangler sport.

Answered: Yes it should as long as it still has the factory steering linkage
Bob R. on -- Asked: how many of these are required to order to square away my steering issue on my stock 95 YJ ?

Answered: Only one. It mounts where the drag link and tie rod intersect.
Greg D. on -- Asked: Does the cure work on a 1980 Jeep CJ5 with power steering. From videos I assume I would only need one on the passenger side and not all joints if it works on the year and model right?

Answered: This will work on the CJ's that came from factory with Y-link/T-link style steering. Some of the CJ's came with crossover steering which had a separate mounting point on the passenger knuckle for the drag link. We do not recommend this for mounting at the knuckle or pitman arm, only where the drag link and tie rod intersect each other.
Chris on -- Asked: Is the cure made for the Gm y link 1 ton

Answered: This particular Cure is for factory Jeep steering linkage. It does not fit aftermarket like Moog. The white Cure is for GM 1 ton ends.
Brandon on -- Asked: Will this work on a 99 WJ?

Answered: I believe all the WJ's came with cross-over style steering(drag link mounts independently to the passenger knuckle from the tie rod) instead of y-link or t-link. This product is only for y-link and T-link steering
Mike on -- Asked: Will the R2008 work for my ZJ steering with a V8 engine or do I need the larger one ton version?

Answered: If you have the factory steering linkage still, you will run the black Jeep Cure. I've installed this on my stock 98 5.2 Jeep ZJ.
Ray K. on -- Asked: How do you tell if you have a y or t link steering. 76 cj7

Answered: Your tie rod and drag link will intersect and connect to each other and you will only have one mounting location on the passenger knuckle instead of a separate mounting hole for the drag link and the tie rod.
Bruce on -- Asked: Will this tie rod end " the cure" fit a 1978 cj7?

Answered: Many of the CJ's came with "cross-over" style steering from factory, which has two separate mounting locations for the drag link and tie rod to mount independently on the passenger knuckle. The Cure is NOT for this application. If your CJ came with Y-link or T-link style steering from factory, then the cure would work on your factory steering linkage. We have found many aftermarket replacement sets such as Moog, the housing's are made thicker and cannot fit the black Jeep Cure over them. Currie and Synergy steering systems we have found the white 1 ton Cure fits best while leaving the grease boot on the tie rod end and shaving the face of the Cure as needed to allow the tie rod end to fully seat and torque without "pinching" the Cure.
Chris R. on -- Asked: Will the 1 ton cure fit on a currie steering system?

Answered: It will work but you will have to leave the dust boot on the tie rod end as it has a smaller tapered end making it so our cure won't retain the grease
Ernest on -- Asked: The "Cure" is not made for the 07, 08, 09 and new JK?

Answered: Correct the JK's have cross over steering whereas the older jeeps are Y link. These are only recommended to be mounted where the drag link mounts to the tie rod in Y link style steering setups. They tend to crack and fail when placed on the knuckles
Dave on -- Asked: I have an 01 Cherokee XJ. Kind of confused (pretty common for me!) So how many would I buy. I am guessing 2 on the drag link? Thanks!

Answered: You would only use one where the drag link and tie rod intersect. This will work on the factory linkage, but we have found many aftermarket applications have a larger housing(Moog, etc).
Calder on -- Asked: Just purchased this for my YJ. What is the cure made of? What material? Metal, plastic, ceramic?

Answered: This is made out of a material called Delrin. Which is a stiff, low friction plastic they call a "thermoplastic".
David on -- Asked: Do you guys offer a Cure for the steering on a 1997 ZJ with the V8? or could one of them be modified to work?

Answered: I just installed the black Jeep Cure onto my 1998 ZJ with 5.2 with factory linkage yesterday. There may be differences in sizing of the housing around the joint between tie rod end manufacturers(Chrysler, napa, orielly, etc). The 'cup' of the cure does need to fit over the housing. If you can remove the grease boot off your tie rod end where the drag link and tie rod intersect, you can measure that diameter to make sure the Cure will fit over it. The Jeep Cure measures out to 1.420" with micrometer while my tie rod end measured about 1.408". I did need to shave some material off the face off the cure to allow the stud to fully seat and not pinch and break the Cure. It should fit snug, but when fully torqued you should still be able to rotate the cure with your fingers, but should have minimal to no wobble. When mocking it up, check that the cure still rotates once you start feeling some resistance on the castle nut. If it will not rotate, remove and shave. Repeat this until you are able to Torque it to spec. The Larger Jeep tie rod end housings we have found the white cure works best while leaving the grease boot on instead of removing it.
Kyle on -- Asked: Where is this product manufactured? Thank you!

Answered: These are 100% American made.
David on -- Asked: Will you Ship to Australia?

Answered: Yes, we ship to most countries
rich on -- Asked: so it would fit a 84 CJ7???

Answered: A Later model CJ could be either a T link or crossover style steering setup. The T link is the most common. Check yours for a Tie Rod with a hole in it midway down the draglink from the steering box. That is a T link and these are made for both T link and Y link style steering, not Crossover.

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