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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:12 PM   #1
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IRO OTK kit VS. Currie kit.

IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Heavy Duty Over the Knuckle Steering

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RockJock 4x4 CurrectLync

tell me your opinions im leaning twards iro because its otk and i dont have to buy a new tie rod when the joint goes out. but currie is solid.

throw out you opinions, and pics if you have them.

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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:24 PM   #2
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i run the currie set up and like it. its beefy and feels just like stock
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Unread 08-04-2010, 12:49 AM   #3
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i say if you think the IRO one has better features (such as the otk layout and the joints) and its cheaper, then why not go IRO?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 01:03 AM   #4
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i have the iro kit on my zj and love it very solid and well built. the only drawback to it is that most alignment shops in my area have no idea how to do an alignment on an over the knuckle steering set up.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 03:13 AM   #5
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Just remember heim joints are not dot approved for on road use in steering components. If you have state safety inspections you may fail.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 07:48 AM   #6
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Hmmm... I'm not an expert, but why would better components not be dot approved?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 08:25 AM   #7
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Hmmm... I'm not an expert, but why would better components not be dot approved?
I'm not sure either but thats what I've heard also. I'm running the IRO steering also and love it so far. Inspection is up this month so I guess I'll find out. Worst case scenario I'll put the Rugged Ridge or stock steering back on it for the day.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 09:18 AM   #8
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Well we don't have vehicle inspections here in minnesota so I think I'll be okay in that regard. My only real concern is whether it would affect my insurance?
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[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f127/zj-ironrockoffroad-long-arms-1540655/"][SIZE="5"][B]Selling my long arms[/B][/SIZE][/URL]
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[QUOTE=myjeeplovesmud;9530233]with that said, for those i may have frustrated when i was noob, i'm sorry, but thanks for not driving to my house with a bat.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 08-04-2010, 09:21 AM   #9
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I love my IRO OTK and learned this the hard way, if you plan on running one of their lifts its beneficial to have the OTK. I had the Currie and had to get rid of it because it will not work with their long arm lifts. Even the stock steering set up has to be modified to work with their lifts.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 10:52 AM   #10
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Hmmm... I'm not an expert, but why would better components not be dot approved?
they aren't better for steering than ball and socket joints. Heims are naturally sloppy and wear faster.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 05:14 PM   #11
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well i guess that sums every thing up my iro critical path 5.5 will be here tomarrow. will i be able to use my stock tie rod for like a week or to. i got the adjustable arms so should i be able to pull the arms all the way back for now. and just not turn lock to lock so it wont bined i just need to get it back and fourth to work. does this sound possible. sorry to hijack my own thred haha .
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Unread 08-05-2010, 07:11 AM   #12
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Nice! Good luck with that. Ill just tell you that working on it mostly myself but with some help here and there it took me 4 weeks to install my BB + OTK steering. Though there was a lot of down time in there as well. But just as a warning since you said you'd need to be getting to work.
I'd have a ride or backup car ready to go for plan B just in case.
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- JKS Quick disconnects
- 249 -> 242 swap
- Kolak 3" exhaust w/flowmaster 70

[URL="http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f127/zj-ironrockoffroad-long-arms-1540655/"][SIZE="5"][B]Selling my long arms[/B][/SIZE][/URL]
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Unread 08-05-2010, 07:33 AM   #13
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I'd have a ride or backup car ready to go for plan B just in case.
defenatly will
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Unread 08-05-2010, 09:33 AM   #14
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Just curious why the steering has to be modified?
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Unread 08-05-2010, 07:16 PM   #15
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Just curious why the steering has to be modified?
iro's control arms in the front push the axle so far forward that the joint where the tie rod conects to the outher thing i forgot sorry some one fix my mistake. his at full lock right the ss and at full left the sway bar axle mount if im corect.

ps i just got my critical path kit its so beefy and awsome the first thing i said when i picked up the first arm was f&*%k yea
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