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Unread 04-29-2015, 01:08 PM   #1
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currectlync install with RE 3.5 long arm

Long time lurker, I just couldn't find the info I needed.
Ok, so I just bought a 2006LJ rubicon a few weeks ago. Its my dd and I am trying to work all the bugs out as I go. My stock tie rod has a bend in it and I have a little shimmy around 55,so I bought a currie currectlync and ome steering stabilizer. The install instructions say not to use with a drop pitman but the RE lift came with one, my front track bar is not adjustable. I think I need to order a stock pa and adjustable track bar. If I do, I was thinking either metal cloak or savvy. My concern is it steers perfect, no major wobble, I want to make sure this is what I need to upgrade my tie rods. I hate to fix something that is not broken, on the other hand I would like to upgrade as I go for better ride/longevity. In summary, do I need to replace my pitman arm, do I need an adjustable front track bar, if I do, metal cloak or savvy for a dd.




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Unread 04-29-2015, 01:39 PM   #2
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You likely don't have any steering issues because you also have a dropped trackbar bracket. Used in conjunction with the dropped pitman arm it makes the draglink and tracbar angles parallel again.

The MC or savvy tracbar are both great, the savvy one requires more bumsptop to run (2"?) as opposed to the MC bar not needing any additional bump

My advice would be swap to stock pitman arm, remove TB bracket and get the MC TB. However, if you are not experiencing any steering woes outside of the tierod being bent and likely failing soon because it looks OEM you don't necessarily need to swap anything.
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Unread 04-29-2015, 03:38 PM   #3
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Your tie rod is bent because it hit the TB drop bracket when the suspension compressed. The RE bar is only slightly stronger than a wet noodle and the drop bracket can go away with a better TB.

Your best bet is the following...Order a Metal Cloak track bar, the Currie or ZJ steering, and an OEM pitman arm.

If trying to do it cheaply, then the ZJ steering, the MC bar and a Crown pitman arm will be about $375-400 total plus shipping. You'll be surprised at how much better it will feel..
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Unread 04-29-2015, 04:43 PM   #4
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Great info! Exactly what I was looking for. I don't mind paying the extra money now to save myself problems down the road. With that being said, since I have the currie steering I'll order the mc tb and a crown pa. Thanks for the advice!
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Unread 04-29-2015, 05:43 PM   #5
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You bet..I know what you are dealing with because I had the same parts..
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Unread 04-29-2015, 10:23 PM   #6
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Before I pull it all apart.... Is the stock track bar mount inside the extension? Or was it cut out/removed ?
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Unread 04-30-2015, 12:25 AM   #7
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Before I pull it all apart.... Is the stock track bar mount inside the extension? Or was it cut out/removed ?
The re drop bracket bolts to it and the frame.
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