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post #1 of 8 Old 07-14-2010, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Front End Questions

I am going to be doing some serious front end work in the next few weeks and have a couple questions.

First, the plan: Currie HD steering along with the good possibility of a HPD30 going in there. New knuckles along with new ball joints. Looking at the OME steering stabilizer as well. New u-joints too.

Questions: Does anyone know where to get the Currie kit the cheapest? Best I've found is $399.99

Does it matter what type of ball joints I get? Is it worth it to get the higher priced ones? Adjustable?

Anyone have a line on axles? I'll be replacing all the u-joints and am thinking about axles if the price is right.

Thanks for the local input!

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-14-2010, 05:26 PM
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Getting a discount from Currie is like winning the lottery, they're pretty firm in their prices. The Currie steering is the best hands down. Gerald at Savvy has the Currie Heavy Duty for $379 and the new macho Currie setup for $419 I think??? Give him call and insist on a JF discount

As to ball joints I would spend the money and get better quality, Spicer or Moog. A lot of people have had good luck with the NAPA Gold joints. I would get the best quality OEM style and forget the adjustable unless you have a big need for them. Spicer is usually the brand of choice.

On a side note, Jeff has a good quality ball joint tool but needs the Chrysler/Jeep adapters (about $40 or so), worth every penny.

Never heard anyone complain about the OME damper...

Axles are another story. I'm partial to Superior, I think their quality can't be beat, but plan on spending a paycheck or two. Something like the Super 30 with a locker will run $1200 and way way up. There's other kits from lesser mortals with 27 spline axles and a lockright for about half. Just depends on what you want to invest.

Keep in mind too that in strengthening Jeep components weak points get shifted. Stronger axles move weak points further down the driveline... Something to consider

And I would definitely go with the HP 30
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The Moog ball joints aren't very expensive. If that is a reputable brand I'll probably head that direction.

I am curious as to what this 'macho' Currie setup is. I'll have to look up Savvy.

Ultimate:
http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...4&categoryId=7

Regular:
http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...3&categoryId=7

EDIT: I'm pretty sure I've been looking at the regular this entire time. More research to do!

Axles are still an option at this point. It is one of things that I might do simply because it will be easier with everything apart. If it proves to be too expensive I'll pass.
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x2 on everything steve said.

i think that on 33's youd be fine with stock shafts and good 760 u-joints in them. it would be cheaper to carry spares. but thats just me

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x2 on everything steve said.

i think that on 33's youd be fine with stock shafts and good 760 u-joints in them. it would be cheaper to carry spares. but thats just me
I am leaning towards saving the money on shafts. Like you said, spares are cheap!

On another note, I like the avatar pic!
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good call.

and thanks . those drop brackets make it flex like mad.

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Should I rebuild the steering gear box or just buy a new one? The rebuild kit looks like it might be a PITA. The rebuild kit is also over $100 cheaper.
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could be a good time to swap in a durango box

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