Tech Tips for Dorman’s OE FIX Steering Tie Rod End Assembly

Tech Tips for Dorman’s OE FIX Steering Tie Rod End Assembly

Read the tech note for tips on installation of this unique fix.

On certain 2021 to 2023 Ford Bronco SUVs, the original tie rods are similar to the diameter and design as those on much lighter passenger sedans, making them susceptible to snapping under steering stresses. Breaks can also occur on Broncos that are used off-road and/or lifted to accommodate larger tires, whether in factory trim or with aftermarket lift kits. The dealer offers a similar tie rod design as a replacement, inviting the same issue again. Our Dorman TA87445RDOE FIX™ kit is engineered to provide a more permanent solution. The kit features many upgrades, including larger outer and inner tie rods than the factory rods, as well as a larger thread interface than the original equipment. In addition to the 2 tie rods, this kit contains 2 steering rack bellows and bellows adapters, and all the hardware for a complete installation on multiple generations of Bronco steering racks. Read the tech note for tips on installation of this unique fix.

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