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post #16 of 33 Old 05-05-2013, 03:20 AM
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dukeryder- do you have any clearance issues with any of the rusty's kit? I am looking at buying that same kit but I have heard of clearance issues with the passenger spring. Any other complaints other than the trac bar?

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post #17 of 33 Old 05-06-2013, 03:23 PM
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dukeryder- do you have any clearance issues with any of the rusty's kit? I am looking at buying that same kit but I have heard of clearance issues with the passenger spring. Any other complaints other than the trac bar?
No clearance issues what so ever. My problem isn't with the tack bar, my apologies if I stated that (My trac bar went to the recycler), it's the DRAG LINK; which is too long to get the steering wheel straight. I'm not sure why this is; Rusty's website doesn't state if it's for a certain amount of lift or not. I adjusted it this weekend so that the pitman arm is as close to it's neutral position as possible so that I can turn sharply both left and right.

It is possible to center the steering wheel with the Rusty's Drag Link. BUT you loose some of your left turning radius. This wasn't acceptable to me as some of our trails have really tight switch backs and making a 3point turn on a steep switch back is not fun.

I've read that for $20 Rusty's will shorten the Drag Link, but I have no idea if this problem is a systemic problem for YJs, or if my Configuration is different. I think I might call Rusty's and explain to them my problem. There just not enough Data out there for the YJ and this kit to see if Rusty's should be making a shorter one just for us or what. My guess is that with 4" of suspension lift that you might not have any issues since that would increase the distance from the pitman arm to the tie rod.
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post #18 of 33 Old 05-06-2013, 04:29 PM
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Thank you for the info. I ordered my kit. Should be here next week.
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post #19 of 33 Old 05-06-2013, 05:19 PM
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I know im late but for anyone wondering about the rugged ridge tie-rod... This is whats left of it on my buddy's TJ after yesterday's wheeling trip. HeAvy Duty my azzz



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If they're gonna bend you over for that much, I'd definitely pay extra for the lube!!
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post #20 of 33 Old 05-06-2013, 05:23 PM
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What did he hit?

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post #21 of 33 Old 05-06-2013, 05:52 PM
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What did he hit?
Obviously the RR tie rod!
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post #22 of 33 Old 05-06-2013, 06:23 PM
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That's not good. I'm glad I didn't go with the RR kit now.
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What did he hit?
Funny thing is, he didnt hit anything particularily hard. He did have all the weight of the jeep on it in several spot but thats not unusual for our hobby. That thing just didnt hold up. I still have the stock YJ steering linkage and bang it hard all the time. Still str8 as an arrow. Go figure.

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post #24 of 33 Old 05-07-2013, 10:10 PM
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Funny thing is, he didnt hit anything particularily hard. He did have all the weight of the jeep on it in several spot but thats not unusual for our hobby. That thing just didnt hold up. I still have the stock YJ steering linkage and bang it hard all the time. Still str8 as an arrow. Go figure.
I called rugged ridge sometime in the past two weeks and they are looking into a flip kit for the steering upgrade. Perhaps it would avoid bending like that in the figure. I know mine is pretty stout and am curious as to how it bent.

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I called rugged ridge sometime in the past two weeks and they are looking into a flip kit for the steering upgrade. Perhaps it would avoid bending like that in the figure. I know mine is pretty stout and am curious as to how it bent.
So is my wheeling buddy. He's getting in touch with the vendor and RR about. We'll see what comes of it.

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Keep us abreast on the updates, hmm?

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Keep us abreast on the updates, hmm?
will do.

PS: who knew that a breast had so many uses.

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post #28 of 33 Old 05-08-2013, 06:49 PM
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will do.

PS: who knew that a breast had so many uses.
Heterosexuals for one.

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post #29 of 33 Old 05-09-2013, 03:24 AM
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will do.

PS: who knew that a breast had so many uses.
This guy is very aware of the multiple uses

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post #30 of 33 Old 05-09-2013, 04:37 PM
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Bulletproof works for me.



I know that my mechanic reworked it to make it even higher off the ground...
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