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Unread 11-28-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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Im looking into upgrading my steering system as i know my factory tie rod is on its last leg.

Ive been looking into the Currie HD steering and the ORO U-Turn. Im looking for owners and their opinions on those, and as well the opinions of Jerry B and Blaine.

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Unread 11-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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Currie...affordable, designed right ,and a super easy install.
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Heard good things about JCR Offroad 1 ton steering.

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Unread 11-28-2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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i did the Currie HD steering and i love it. its MUCH bigger than the stock and keeps the stock geometry which is what you want. theres no need to ream the knuckles or anything since theyre the same size at the pert where it goes in the knuckle. the rest of the TRE's a much larger though.

one more thing. my drag link on the Currie HD kit is so big that i had to adjust the steering stop recently because it was rubbing my wheel weight. it rubbed a good amount of the lead off and now i have a slight wobble from about 40mph and up. i have stock Canyon wheels so your wheels may be different.
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Unread 11-28-2008, 11:56 PM   #5
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X3, Currie HD steering kit. 1.25" HEAVY tie rod, big tie rod ends, and a 1.25" drag link. Beefy and heavy as hell, you can't go wrong with it. I've been running mine 6-7 years now and it's been great.
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Unread 11-29-2008, 12:15 AM   #6
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X4 for Currie! What Jerry and Jeepster said

There is no comparison. The Currie system makes the stock system look like a joke. Pictures do no justice.

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Unread 11-29-2008, 12:24 AM   #7
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CLICK HERE for my install. not a whole lot of info on it but im just trying to steer you in the right direction in regards to this upgrade.

P.S. my steering isnt bent anymore. it was put back to perfectly straight when i got my alignment done.
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CLICK HERE for my install. not a whole lot of info on it but im just trying to steer you in the right direction in regards to this upgrade.

P.S. my steering isnt bent anymore. it was put back to perfectly straight when i got my alignment done.
i see what you did there...


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I've run both the ORO U-Turn (2 years) and the Currie HD (1 year).

The ORO would squeal terribly in parking lots on sharp turns due to the ackermann angle being off due to the design. The ORO is very strong though. I was never really a fan of how it was mounted via the adapter plates. It allow you to accommodate various lift heights easily. Some had reported tie rod end failures on the drag link but I did not experience this. The ORO service after the sale was top notch.

Finally bit the bullet and sold the ORO setup when I went to Vanco brakes.

The Currie HD is just awesome. The install was cake compared to the ORO. This setup is very strong too. I noticed that the parking lot squeal was gone. The steering feel seems to be tighter and even less bump-steer. I do not run a front stabilizer.

When you compare the products and the cost, for me the Currie is the hands down winner. In retrospect, I wish I had not gone through the ORO $tage.

The ORO was "pretty" though...
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Go with the currie! I agree with everything that has been posted. I originally had one of Rusty's setups. It was fine except for aligning it, keeping the jam nuts tight, the rubbing of the steering stabilzer, etc. Put the currie on and I love it. I hate knock all the other steering systems out there, but currie got it right. They took the original design and made it beefy as hell.
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Currie all the way. Great product.
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Another vote for Currie. I went through a ZJ steering set-up and a Rugged Ridge system before I found a great deal on a used Currie system. I replaced the TRE boots and straightened the tie rod with my press, and I'm loving it.
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The ORO would squeal terribly in parking lots on sharp turns due to the ackermann angle being off due to the design.
My RR system did the same thing, and I never knew why.
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i think that i will save my pennies and buy this instead of doing the Cherokee upgrade.
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Another vote for Currie. I went through a ZJ steering set-up and a Rugged Ridge system before I found a great deal on a used Currie system. I replaced the TRE boots and straightened the tie rod with my press, and I'm loving it.
what do you mean straighten the tie rod? what benefit there to that?
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