ICON XD Tie Rod Kit for U725 Ford Bronco
The strength limitations of the steering tie rods in the Bronco’s factory configuration have been extensively discussed, particularly among Bronco owners who tackle challenging off-road terrains with larger tires. To address this issue, the ICON XD Forged Tie Rods have been developed, featuring superior materials and sturdier dimensions compared to the stock units. The inner tie rod and ball stud are CNC machined from 4140 chromoly, providing enhanced durability. Unlike the stock Bronco tie rods, the XD Forged Tie Rods have 18mm adjustment threads, which have been identified as the common point of failure in stock tie rods.
The outer tie rod, made of forged steel, retains the same bend as the stock tie rods, allowing compatibility with the Bronco’s factory wheel diameters, offsets, and most aftermarket wheels. The tie rod end is a robust metal-on-metal joint that can be greased for extended service life. It offers the same range of operating angle as the stock tie rod ends. For avid off-roaders seeking the ultimate performance, the ICON XD Forged Tie Rod kit is highly recommended as part of a comprehensive steering system upgrade strategy.
Features & Benefits
- 30% larger diameter than OE tie rods.
- 4140 chromoly inner ball studs.
- Forged steel outer tie rod ends.
- Metal on metal ball joint design with grease zerks.
- Design to fit around factory wheel off set.
- Includes inner tie rod boots that protect the steering rack from dirt and debris.
- Limited lifetime warranty.
- Installation Instructions
- Compatible with OE HOSS 1.0 & HOSS 2.0 steering racks.
- Also compatible with HOSS 3.0 steering racks but the dust boot must be stretched to fit over the rack housing.
- Not compatible with Bronco Raptor.
- Not compatible with aftermarket tie rod braces.
ICON Vehicle Dynamics is a leading manufacturer of high-performance suspension components for trucks, SUVs, and off-road vehicles. The company is driven by customer needs, influenced by technology, and focused on engineering excellence. With a strong emphasis on world-class manufacturing processes and techniques, ICON Vehicle Dynamics is led by head engineer and SCORE champion driver, Dylan Evans. This unique combination of expertise allows them to design and produce top-quality suspension components that are thoroughly tested in real-world applications as well as in race conditions.
The development process behind ICON’s revolutionary performance suspension systems often surprises people. It starts with defining the desired outcome for the vehicle being worked on. By studying the forces at play and their impact on the vehicle’s motion (known as Vehicle Dynamics), ICON’s engineers can identify areas for improvement. They strive to enhance the drivability, handling characteristics, and real-world performance of the vehicle. This extensive study results in suspension products of the highest quality and performance. What sets ICON products apart is their unwavering dedication to ride development and testing. Drawing from their expertise in vehicle dynamics theory and their extensive involvement in off-road racing and rock crawling, ICON’s engineers have full control over the product line and manufacturing processes. Everything from laser cutting, metal forming, CNC machining, welding, and assembly is done in-house.
With a reputation built on quality, performance, and exceptional service, ICON Vehicle Dynamics is the premier choice for performance suspension systems and shock absorbers for the most popular trucks and SUVs available in the market.
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