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Unread 08-23-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Steering Components

I need a new tie rod and probably should replace my drag link while i'm at it. Any suggestions on upgraded components or are stock ones ok? I have about 4 inches of lift.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:05 PM   #2
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If you're looking to save a little money I would just buy the ZJ V8 steering. You can get it from a junkyard or new at your local auto store or rockauto for pretty cheap. I know crown sells it as a kit. There are plenty of threads on it if you search ZJ v8 steering. Or if you're looking to upgrade I recommend Iron Rock Offroads OTK steering system I have it and love it. And I've read a lot of good things about currie steering
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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Currie's currectlync is a nice upgrade no modifications needed fits in place of the stock steering linkage
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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For "stock" replacement parts, I would go with Moog...they are an improvement over factory and the standard over the counter stuff....Cost is a little more, but I beleive they come with a life time warranty...
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #5
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The Crown kit is priced very well, comes with tie rod, drag link, and all four end links.
Much more beef than the stock setup and cheaper than sourcing each part individually.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #6
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The crown hd seems to be a favorite, same geometry as stock and stronger than the 4.0 links.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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I'd use advance auto for the tie rod ends. Use in store pick up and this discount TRT37 $30 off $75.

Moog tie rod ends: Part No. ES3096L-- Part No. ES3094L-- Part No. ES3095R. Options..

You can get both tie rod ends for 63 bucks after discount.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 09:16 PM   #8
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PM me for pricing on the Crown kit. It's really heavy duty, complete including new adjuster sleeves, and well-priced.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 09:33 PM   #9
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PM me for pricing on the Crown kit. It's really heavy duty, complete including new adjuster sleeves, and well-priced.
I have the crown kit from Kolak. Well worth it.

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Unread 08-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #10
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My niner will be getting the same.

Unless you've done the WJ knuckle swap it's the way to go.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 07:47 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input guys. I have a v8 zj. I kinda like the iron rock offroad otk steering kit but I couldn't find it in left hand drive on their website for some reason. Going to call them tomorrow.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 07:50 PM   #12
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I'd look at the Currie system over the IRO. No replacing heims and no noise, both of which will occur with the OTK
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