Stemco has launched the Qwiktie tie rod assembly, designed to fit more than 80% of the straight tie rod lengths and styles in the market.

The Qwiktie’s compatibility reduces the number of parts dealers need to stock and can shorten downtime for fleets if the style or size needed isn’t in stock.

The Qwiktie tie rod assembly includes several key features, like finer threads that enable more precise adjustment, and increased clamping and tube strength to hold alignment longer and reduce stress.

“Many of our customers said that due to a lack of stocked tie rod cross-tubes for their vehicles, mechanics would often improvise and struggle to rebuild them rather than take the truck out of service, due to the time it would take for a replacement part to arrive,” explained Alejandro Ayala, segment business leader, suspension. “When we heard this, we knew there would be a strong demand for a nearly universal tie rod assembly that would allow dealers to reduce their overhead stock and eliminate the need for maintenance personnel to improvise repairs. The Qwiktie assembly is a performance solution that meets this need.”