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post #1 of 5 Old 08-27-2013, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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Talk to me about drag links!!

Today I went to get an alignment after completing my lift last weekend. I was told my right outer tie rod (draglink) was bad. They also broughte in to show me holy **** was it bad! :Rolf:
So anyways I want to replace this part but also up grade at the same time.
But I also have a problem with the drag link hitting the sway bar bracket. A common problem with lifted grands I read. I've also read that some people will bend the the drag link to clear the bracket. Which doesn't sound bad to me Since I'm not into hard core rock crawling/wheeling to blow a ton of money on steering at the moment.

So my question is could I buy a new draglink off of say rock auto and bend it. Or do I have to look into and over the knuckle steering. And if so what would you recommend? I hear the iro otk steering starts to clunk and the currie setup I've seen says only for up to 4 in but I'm at 4.5 now.


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post #2 of 5 Old 08-27-2013, 04:36 PM
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Just replace the part and be done with it. You don't need to upgrade. The original part has probably been on there for 18 years. In another 18 the Jeep will have melted away around your new end link.

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post #3 of 5 Old 08-27-2013, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Just replace the part and be done with it. You don't need to upgrade. The original part has probably been on there for 18 years. In another 18 the Jeep will have melted away around your new end link.
Sounds like what I'm going for but what would be the best way to go about bending it to clear the sway bar bracket?

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-27-2013, 07:11 PM
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I'd bend the sway bar bracket out of the way before I bent the drag link.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-28-2013, 09:46 AM
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I'd bend the sway bar bracket out of the way before I bent the drag link.
Psh, troll

but yeah, I agree
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