I have a 4.5" RE lift with 33" tires and it seems every time I hit a small bump my alignment goes out. I've tried looking up various options to replace the OE stuff. Everyone says Currie is the best but I don't think they make them for YJs and I sent them an email to see if they do. Rugged Ridge has a kit but I don't hear good things about it. I would like a recommendation on what would be the best for mostly highway driving and weekend off-roading.
I just received Ballistic Fab's 3/4" heim DIY setup. Haven't installed yet but it's a pretty simple process. If you can't weld you could still do all of the setup for it and once your tubing is the right length bring it to a welder, probably cost you less than $25 to have it done.
It ditches the Tie Rod Ends for heim joints and also does away with that ****ty Y-link design. Ballistic uses 1.25x.250 DOM for the links.
There would be zero downfall to running this on the street. It will be more responsive than a TRE setup and much sturdier on the trail. The kit includes everything you need except some 3/4" nuts and bolts to attach the links to the knuckles and pitman arm. Pretty cheap at $240 plus shipping.
Also, noticed its actually 1.5x.250" DOM not 1.25" like I thought.
I'm also running the Rugged Ridge steering. It's been holding up find for me for two years now. Only drawback is the tie rod will contact the stock diff cover at full lock due to the larger OD tubing, so I'm going to say it would really have issues with a larger aftermarket cover. Other than that I'm happy with it.
Build your own linkage. If your fab skills are up to par. You can see pictures of what I created in my build thread. No details. But I can give your pointers if you want. It's really easy and REAL strong. The hardest part is drilling your knuckles. (mentally challenging) something about drilling perfectly good tapers...
But if your not up to going that extreme I say get one of the recommended aftermarket linkages recommended here and call it good.
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