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Unread 12-17-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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XJ Steering Upgrade

Ok so I am looking to upgrade my steering. I am more concerned about quality than I am concerned about parts. My rig is a 2001 xj, it has 6.5" lift with 35s, lockers, gears, axles out of a 99 xj. I have stock steering right now and it is loose and ****ty. My steering box is not loose, its got to be something else. What I want is super responsive steering, that is strong enough for the future hydro assist in the future. I hear currie is a good way to go. Send me some links and give me advice. Thanks.

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Unread 12-17-2009, 09:28 PM   #2
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I have the JCR 1-ton UTK steering. It's plenty beefy but if I could do it over, I would probably go Currie
- no reaming the knuckles or Pitman arm
- no "dead spot" in the steering

Only downside is that you cannot replace the tie-rod ends on the Currie - you gotta replace the whole drag link.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 10:38 PM   #3
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Kevins offroad has a pretty good looking hd steerign. Its on sale right now too
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Unread 12-18-2009, 04:52 AM   #4
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If it is loose, I would make sure that your caster and toe-in are within specs. Also make sure the steering components are good.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 06:11 AM   #5
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If it is loose, I would make sure that your caster and toe-in are within specs. Also make sure the steering components are good.
He shouldn't even be running stock steering with 35's and 6.5" lift.

Go with a crossover steering setup. You are too high for the currie steering. It will work but you are pushing it.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 06:14 AM   #6
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I agree. However, if he is, or didn't set the caster or toe-in correctly, that could definitely cause loose steering. That was what I was addressing as I don't have a lot of info on aftermarket steering short of the ZJ V8 tie rod upgrade.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 06:37 AM   #7
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the kevins off road setup looks good. a little pricey, but its bolt in and looks beefy.
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Unread 12-18-2009, 06:38 AM   #8
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I agree. However, if he is, or didn't set the caster or toe-in correctly, that could definitely cause loose steering. That was what I was addressing as I don't have a lot of info on aftermarket steering short of the ZJ V8 tie rod upgrade.
Yeah that's true.
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Unread 12-19-2009, 12:37 AM   #9
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ok so i found on the axle side mount of the tracbar, the bolt was too small allowing the whole trackbar to shift... got a bigger bolt and that made a freaking amazing difference... i am still looking into beefier steering though
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