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post #706 of 959 Old 06-20-2013, 07:43 PM
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Something in my steering broke driving home from my buddies house and me and the XJ almost went off a bridge into the river/rolled.

Pulled over and looked at the steering, can't see anything wrong. Trying to figure out what it is now.

Might be time to go OTK.
God this is my worst fear, a lifted jeep breaking steering/suspension components at speed. Glad it turned out okay. If you cant visibly see it, is it inside the steering box maybe?


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post #707 of 959 Old 06-20-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Drove into the median, lol.

Bumper took the hit and is fine.

Track bar and tie rod and bent to **** and my tie rod ends are shot.

welp.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

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'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
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post #708 of 959 Old 06-20-2013, 08:05 PM
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Drove into the median, lol.

Bumper took the hit and is fine.

Track bar and tie rod and bent to **** and my tie rod ends are shot.

welp.
Iro t bar time
And serious steering

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post #709 of 959 Old 06-21-2013, 03:58 AM Thread Starter
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How it's possible to fishtail an XJ at 15mph I'll never understand.

Working on a budget for this fix Luke, might be going v8 ZJ rod for now.

Edit: Track bar suggestions? I'd rather not get another RC one.

Project ROLLplay
'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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post #710 of 959 Old 06-21-2013, 04:31 AM
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How it's possible to fishtail an XJ at 15mph I'll never understand.

Working on a budget for this fix Luke, might be going v8 ZJ rod for now.

Edit: Track bar suggestions? I'd rather not get another RC one.
Iron rock double shear.

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post #711 of 959 Old 06-21-2013, 04:37 AM
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Get what I said trust me.
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I mean, I'd like to have a 220 with gas, but my 110 with flux core works well for what I've done.
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post #712 of 959 Old 06-21-2013, 04:46 AM Thread Starter
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Iron rock double shear.

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JKS is beefer.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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post #713 of 959 Old 06-21-2013, 07:19 AM
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Savvy. Has the best clearance.

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post #714 of 959 Old 06-21-2013, 07:30 AM Thread Starter
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Hmm

Might go IRO track bar, and IRO tie rod.

Then get a durango box from the JY and a v8 ZJ draglink.

Thoughts on that set up?
(remember this is on a budget, if I didn't just spend 300 bucks I'd go JKS track bar and OTK steering)

Project ROLLplay
'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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Aren't the drag links the same? The tierod is whats beefier on the ZJ.

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Aren't the drag links the same? The tierod is whats beefier on the ZJ.

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My draglink is bent, but yes I think they are the same.

Project ROLLplay
'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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ZJ is slightly thicker, though the difference is probably negligible.

Project ROLLplay
'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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My draglink is bent, but yes I think they are the same.
Ah okay. I would just get both the draglink and tierod from the ZJ then. Save a bit of money. The tierod will be plenty strong IMO.

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Ah okay. I would just get both the draglink and tierod from the ZJ then. Save a bit of money. The tierod will be plenty strong IMO.

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Yeah trying to keep the cost down so I can get the new track bar, and get one that's nice.

I like IRO but their track bar is basically the same as the RC one. I'd rather spend the 250 and get a huge JKS one.

And my budget is only like 400 at most for all of this ****. Ugh.

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'00 XJ Locked on 35s

Previous:
'00 TJ 2" on 33" Grabbers
'00 XJ 6.5" on 35" KM2s
'96 ZJ 2" on 31" Baja Claws
'93 ZJ - Stock, Totaled
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JKS is beefer.
Whatever you do, go double shear. Clayton is the beefiest track bar I have seen and it is double shear.
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