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post #16 of 29 Old 06-18-2010, 08:43 PM
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i wanted to go with a 5.38 gear and it hasn't been available for the 30.
No and for good reason, that would make for a seriously weak pinion at that ratio on a dana 30. You are correct on the diameter of the tie rod as you go stronger/thicker contacting the dif cover. It can be an issue especially on aftermarket thicker covers. But pictures would help me and others throw out opinions/suggestions for you.

Some one mentioned the "go-for-it" tie rod flip. Its actually goferit.com. They sell some inserts that can be inserted into a slightly widened bore in the knuckle (you have to drill it) and then welded in place. The inserts have the correct taper for the TREs. What you mentioned "i am going to do a mock flip today with my stock rods and see if it will clear the cover" will quickly let you envision whether the mod will help you or not.

Pics of your setup would help.


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post #17 of 29 Old 06-18-2010, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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yeah, it does have an aftermarket cover... an ARB. Currie told me if i had the stock cover i would still have to dent it in to clear, and that is with stock steering rods. i was hoping to do something in order to have enough room for beefier rods and links too. my "mock flip" was basically setting the rod on top with the zerks facing down into the holes to try and simulate where the rod would be after seating the tie rod ends. it "appears" i would have about 1/16" of clearance. so, still nervous about jumping on the flip kit. the kit Currie recommended looks to me like it sits closer to the knuckle on top which in turn lowers the rod and reduces clearance to the cover. i would like to hear from someone who has used this MORE steering correction kit in my senario before i order it.

i am new on here and don't know how to post pics but i do understand your point and will try and figure out how to post some.
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i am new on here and don't know how to post pics but i do understand your point and will try and figure out how to post some.
You have to have a certain number of posts before they will let you post pics. Post them on here as an <img> tag and someone will give you a courtesy quote to make your pics show.

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Never ran that kit but just my own opinion if possible on a daily driver. I would rather run tie rod ends than heim joints.
I do run tie rod ends on my steering but it is not a daily driver.
What is the other option besides the tie rod flip?
It has a bracket much like the MOREs I know I have seen people post it on here.

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Here it is. JB4x4, LLC Store - JB Raised Steering Bracket
What do you think guys would this take care of his problem?

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thanks for the info on posting pics... i will try that tomorrow. and for clarification, you say tie rod ends are preferred over heims on something that is driven on the street? my jeep is driven everywhere.
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thanks for the info on posting pics... i will try that tomorrow. and for clarification, you say tie rod ends are preferred over heims on something that is driven on the street? my jeep is driven everywhere.
Heims will get sloppy unless they are double sheered.
Though I have never seen a heim fail it is hard to tell whether they need to be replaced or not.
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alright, i have a few photos so i will try to post them. here is a pic with the tie rods mounted in the normal position...

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here is my steering stop in that position before a full left turn...


the rod hits the spring about 1.75" before full droop...


here's my mock-up CLOSE to the cover...


and just refer to the second picture for distance to steering stop.

hope this worked. thanks for the info.
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sorry, it looks like the first picture did not come through. hope you get the idea here.
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i am leaning towards the JB steering bracket right now. and then do a tie rod flip. it just seems to me that this way would gain the most height other than a full-blown over the top kit. is anyone running this setup? does it clear your sway bar in the stock location?
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something you might look into, thats similar to the jb4x4 bracket, is the steering correction kit from m.o.r.e.

it is desgined for an soa setup, but i cant see any reason why it wouldnt work on an sua setup. i have this kit on my jeep (wich is soa) and i am happy with it.

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well here's an update... i went with the tie rod flip and even though it improved the turning radius, it still hits. i decided to run the steering stops out and see how far i would have to go to clear. i am afraid i have seriously reduced my turning radius. i have noticed on some of the TJ steering upgrades they made the tie rod with a slight bend at each end. would one of these work for my application? is there a difference in length for a TJ?
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