We assembled the outers with the bearings and steering knuckles we robbed off of our donor JK axle and connected it all using a Synergy Manufacturing tie rod bar. The 13⁄8-inch bar is made of 4130 chromoly and is double the strength of the stock tie rod. Given the width of the bar and low-mounting location on the axle, a stronger bar is a basic necessity on the JK. The Synergy bar is also swept at each end to clear the diff cover and sway bar tabs. Another handy feature is that it is fit with a double-adjuster sleeve, so we don’t have to remove the bar to set align the Jeep.