Cognito Heavy Duty Chevy 2500HD-3500 / Hummer H2
Heavy Duty Tie Rod Assemblies
FIRST QUALITY COGNITO COMPLETE TIE ROD ASSEMBLIES.
INNERS AND OUTERS - LEFT AND RIGHT!!
Lift kits, Oversized wheels and tires, Off Roading, Drag Racing, Sled Pulling in 4 wheel drive and just everyday driving can apply extreme demands on the stock GM steering components. The factory tie rod assemblies on the Chevy / GMC - 1500HD/2500HD/3500 and the Hummer H2 are not sufficient for the job they were asked to do. These components were way under designed from the factory and are a real danger when extra loads are put on them.
From the start these undersized components are the weak link in the front end of your truck and need to be addressed for a good reliable solid steering system. Since the factory tie rod ends are not what they should be, they start wearing prematurely which will result in sloppy steering at first, then eventually the worst case, complete failure and breakage. Even the tie rod shaft themselves are very thin and weak, we have seen them bend from just mild off roading.
Unfortunately the original units were just way under designed from the get go. So even good quality aftermarket replacement steering parts are better, but the original OEM units are just too small to take the extra demand put on them. It is the small size of the joint and the main shaft that is the culprit not just the quality of the part.....
If you are experiencing Tie Rod Problems and are not using the Pitman and Idler Arm Support System(PISK2008), your problem is most likely caused by the Pitman and Idler Arms. You must add the PISK2008 to avoid further Tie Rod problems. You may also see play in the Idler pivot. We have a pivot upgrade (IPAWG8) which will help eliminate movement in the passenger side of your steering which may also play a role in premature Tie-rod wear. See our other auctions, or give us a shout - email or phone.
True Story ~~~~ We have seen first hand GM outer tie rods ends give up the go and break apart, and this was on a truck that had never seen the dirt and was used for normal street driving. Not to scare anyone, but I think I need to share a friends story with you. We have a good friend (local police officer) that took his 2001 GMC Sierra with a 8" Fabtech lift on a 300 mile rode trip to the Colorado river. He had the truck loaded all of the family's stuff for the weekend, then hooked up the family ski boat, loaded his wife and two kids in the truck and left the house for a fun family weekend. After traveling 300+ miles on the interstate he exited the interstate and headed for the vacation house. As he slowly entered the drive way to the vacation house and went up that little tiny 1" bump at the end of the driveway, the right outer OE tie rod end snapped off and sent the tire flopping rearward into the fender well and stopped him in his tracks. Luckily this is when it decided to break, at low speeds in front of his house, how lucky to have it break then and there, after traveling over 300 miles at high way speeds. Who knows what could have happened if it had broken off at high way speeds????
He NOW owns a set of these tie rod ends!!!
These Cognito Super Tie Rod Assemblies are almost three times the size of the original GM Units. Provide better steering control and increased safety. THEY ARE A MUST FOR LIFTED TRUCKS WITH BIGGER TIRES. Don't get left on the side of the road, buy some cheap insurance and peace of mind. Directly replaces original factory units and attaches to the stock center link.
~ 01-10 - Silverado/Sierra 1500HD, 2500, 2500HD, 3500, 3500HD (2wd/4wd)
~ 01-10 - 2500 Suburban / Yukon XL / Avalanche (2wd & 4wd)
~ 2003-2009 - Hummer H2
~ Does NOT fit 1500 Light Duty
Part # COG-TRK100046
have found a serious clearance issue with the sway bar when using stock length
sway bar end links with these tie rod ends. This clearance issue occurs on many
trucks running stock suspension that have been highly leveled out, (raised up in
the front), especially if you are running an aftermarket upper control arm
leveling kit and or lifting / leveling torsion keys. This by itself will cause a
very close tie rod to sway bar clearance issue and on many trucks the two will
contact each other. Check your truck for this clearance issue!
When you upgrade to the Fabtech tie rod assemblies, there for sure becomes a
clearance issue with the sway bar. The inner tie rod joints on these heavy duty
tie rods are much bigger than the factory units and will hit the sway bar. When
the truck is raised / leveled the angle of the lower control arm increases, this
also pulls the sway bar down as they are attached to each other by the sway bar
end link. This combination of bigger inner tie rod joints and increased lower
control arm angle will cause the tie rods to hit the sway bar. We have designed
a solution to this problem, our SSM 1" longer Heavy Duty Sway Bar End Link Kit!!
On top of the clearance issue the original sway bar end links are notorious for
breaking. So get a REAL Heavy Duty Sway Bar End Link for your HD and stop
breaking those stock wimpy end links. These sway bar end links are a Heavy Duty
replacement to the factory style end links, and are 1" longer to clear the sway
NEW AND IMPROVED!!!
- We have just released our NEW IMPROVED Heavy Duty 1" Longer Sway Bar End Link
Kit. This kit now features a 3/4" powder coated solid steel hex bar center
section. Larger, correct size, Energy Suspension HYPER-FLEX ™ Performance
Polyurethane sway bar end link bushings. These larger bushings are the correct
size for the HD sway bar, they are not a universal one size fits all bushing.
Bushings are made from a firm polyurethane and provide more overall mass and
surface area than a smaller universal bushing. Then we top them off with Grade 8
zinc plated hardware. This unit is far superior than the factory part and will
work on a leveled or bone stock truck. End Link Set does both sides. MADE IN THE
Please let us know if you need one
of these kits. Add $45.00 for the HD Sway Bar End Link Kit, does both sides. No
This kit will work on bone stock trucks, stock trucks with leveling kits, or
trucks with lift kits that require use of the original length GM sway bar end
links. For lifted trucks with super long aftermarket end links, we have a
different style unit available for those trucks as well.
Factory Inner - Truck Highly Leveled