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post #1 of 18 Old 07-22-2011, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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Currie Steering and dropped pitman arm question.

I scored a Currie Currectlync steering on craigslist for a steal knowing that one of the tie rod ends needs to be replaced. I did not notice at the time I bought it but I did notice when I got home that there is a slight bend at the driver side end of the tie rod. I'm not sure if it should be bent but I'm thinking a new tie rod along with the TRE.

I have some pictures of the bend in the tie rod along a straight edge for reference.



Another Question is the matter of my pitman arm. I think I've that the currie system works best with the OE pitman arm. I'm sure that my PA is dropped (installed by previous owner) and screwed up the steering geometry. Should I replace my PA with an OE PA and get my drag link parallel with the track bar?



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post #2 of 18 Old 07-22-2011, 08:24 PM
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that's just plain bent!
it'll just make it hard to adjust the toe.


You need to remove the DPA and get a stock on put on there.......

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Thank you! That is what I thought was the case. Anybody have an OE pitman arm laying around?
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you can bend it out. I just had to do the sam ething with a way worse bend in the same spot and in the tie rod
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I got a new one and it isn't bent at all. As for the pitman arm, mines stock and i have a 3" lift and 1.5" levling spacers and mine drives great.
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Thank you! That is what I thought was the case. Anybody have an OE pitman arm laying around?
OEM chrysler PN# 52038337, could be between 50-60 bucks, just call the dealer and give them the PN.

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Flipped tie rod, high, dry and straight!


I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


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I have seen those on Mrblaine's web site and have been put on the list along with the Anti-rock sway bar!
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I have seen those on Mrblaine's web site and have been put on the list along with the Anti-rock sway bar!
on the list for what?

I want your factory 07-up take-off/thrown out JK front/rear Lower Control Arms! Bent ones are perfect also as long as the bushings and cold cut rings are in good shape/useable


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pitmans on Ebay for like 25 bucks
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I need to replace the DPA that came on mine and a friend gave me his JK Stocker.

Anyone know if the JK and TJ/LJ stockers the same?

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don't know but I did put a YJ arm on my old 97 TJ
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pitmans on Ebay for like 25 bucks

not all pitman arms are created equal......

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I noticed no body has talked about your tie rod yet

Since you need new tie rod and tre... Talk to Gerald at SAVVY and get there ultimate heat treated 4340 chromoly currie tie rod!

If you push it up against a rock hard enough it will bend and be genteler on other parts and it will bend right back after you get off the rock

The point is so that you can wheel hard and drive home with straight steering. Also if you have steering that is to strong like some people make it won't bend... But is so strong that it will take out other components and will bring up weak links else where

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