post #1 of Old 04-15-2007, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Rock Krawler TJ X-Factor HD Steering Upgrade

1.5" Solid Stock Knuckle Over Tie Rod, 1.25" Solid Stock Drag Link, Bump Steer Free Operation, Great For Full Axle Droop Conditions as well as High Articulation Conditions.

**For TJ's Lifted 4 to 8 Inches

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post #2 of Old 04-15-2007, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Crazy strong. 1.5" thick solid stock tie rod. I don't worry a bit about bending anything on the rocks. I think the knuckles or the grade 5 bolts will go before the tie-rod will. Strongest kit I've ever seen. The cross-over design gives a firmer feel to the steering wheel on Jeeps with tall lifts.

On the downside, the kit uses rod-ends (heim joints). They're more likely to get contaminated and squeek than tie rod ends, but I havn't had any problems yet. Since the drag link uses a rod-end on the axle end, you have to adjust your steering stops a little so you don't max out the joint and bend the .25" thick boxed bracket. You lose about a foot or two of turning radius. On a SWB, I don't feel it's much of a concern though.

The install was very easy, only thing you have to do is drill out your knuckles a little to fit the bigger bolts through. Takes about 10 minutes. Adjusting for toe-in/out involves taking off at least one end of the tie tod, and twisting in the rod-end, just like you would a control arm. Centering your steering wheel is easier.. loosen the jam nut and clamp, and turn while it's still on the Jeep.

I havn't experienced any bumpsteer with this kit, so I havn't even added a steering stabilizer. I have RK's 5.5"LA with a dropped track bar bracket, dropped pitman arm, and this steering kit.

I'm very happy with this kit. I was torn between RK and Currie's kit when upgrading my steering. I went with RK's steering for the additional strength, the crossover design, and the lower price tag. Would buy again.




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Love it! Beefy and no problems during articulation.
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This kit was super easy to install. I was able to set my alignment by myself fairly quickly. The draglink crosses under the tie rod to mount on the bottom of the knuckle or you can cut off your swaybar mounts and mount it on top of the knuckle for less binding during full droop. I havent used a steering stabilizer since I installed the kit and I havent experienced any death wobble yet.
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