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Unread 11-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #1
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Quality tie-rod for 6" lift

So far i've looked at rustys, currie correctlync, and the currie ultimate steering conversion from savvy with the heat treated rods. Naturally the only one it seems that i could run with my lift is rustys and i really dont want to spend the same money and get worse quality. Any other suggestions that will work with 6" of lift?

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Unread 11-26-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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I have the Currie on my xj. It has a 6.5" lift and a drop pitman arm that came with the kit. The Currie kit works fabulous for me.
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I'd suggest Currie or IRO. I've never owned Currie, but it's like stock but stronger. I have IRO personally and love it. It runs heim joints instead of TRE's.
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I'd suggest Currie or IRO. I've never owned Currie, but it's like stock but stronger. I have IRO personally and love it. It runs heim joints instead of TRE's.
I take it your running the Over The Knuckle conversion? If so i have a couple questions for you if you dont mind
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I have the Currie on my xj. It has a 6.5" lift and a drop pitman arm that came with the kit. The Currie kit works fabulous for me.
Did you figure out your limiting factor or measure from the ground to your TRE's before putting on the currie rods? And do you do alot of flexing with your jeep? I read that the reason for having the suggested height of 4" is because any more then that and your tie rods could become your limting factor which voids the warranty and all kinds of bad crap
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I have the IRO OTK also and no problems yet. Very simple to install and adjust; put it on a little over two years ago.
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I take it your running the Over The Knuckle conversion? If so i have a couple questions for you if you dont mind
Yes. Ask away!
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Did you figure out your limiting factor or measure from the ground to your TRE's before putting on the currie rods? And do you do alot of flexing with your jeep? I read that the reason for having the suggested height of 4" is because any more then that and your tie rods could become your limting factor which voids the warranty and all kinds of bad crap
I didn't look into that no. Are you talking about limiting factor as far as flexing? I know there is no binding in the steering geometry when I flex. But my shocks limit my travel (I know its not good on shocks) I will install limit straps one of these days.
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I am running a IRO tierod on my XJ its taken several hard hits and it's still strait, I highly recommend it !
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I didn't look into that no. Are you talking about limiting factor as far as flexing? I know there is no binding in the steering geometry when I flex. But my shocks limit my travel (I know its not good on shocks) I will install limit straps one of these days.
Yeah i was talking about flexing. Im not sure my travel honestly which is part of the reason i veered away from the currie set up. I was wondering why people didnt suggest limit straps as an option though.
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To all the guys with the OTK set up, its really just a bolt on kit? I know they seem to emphasize that but i want to make sure its something i can do in one day with no problems.

Also is the ground clearance gain significant? Because thats something i need with all the stumps around my trails
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Yep, total bolt-on unless you upgrade to the 5/8" hardware which is actually a pretty easy step. Not totally sure how much extra clearance it gives, but the bottom of the tie rod sits a touch higher than the bottom edge of the ears on the knuckles.
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My IRO tierod was put to another test yesterday, I hit a fox going 50mph and the tierod took the impact right infront of the pumpkin it didn't bend or anything.
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