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Unread 03-26-2015, 02:57 PM   #1
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Steering upgrade question

So a little over a year ago I put a 3in. Zone lift on my 03 TJ. the handling was never all that great afterwards, as I expected anyways, but lately its gotten much worse and since I have the money now I figured I would upgrade the control arms and the drag link/tie rod set up.

I've already ordered some MC Duroflex CAs and so now I'm debating on the steering set up I want. My jeep is a daily driver but I do use it offroad quite a bit throughout the spring and summer. Now I have done quite a bit of research and everyone recommends the Currie set up, however it is pretty pricey and so I have also been considering the Crown kit as well.

Now obviously everyone would recommend the Currie set up, so my question isn't about which is recommended more. My question is is the Currie set up overkill for my jeep? or is it worth the extra $200 even though I don't plan on going any bigger than 33s in the near future? Is spending the extra $200 justified or is it just not necessary?

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Unread 03-26-2015, 03:09 PM   #2
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The crown kit keeps the weak drag link.
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Unread 03-26-2015, 04:58 PM   #3
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So a little over a year ago I put a 3in. Zone lift on my 03 TJ. the handling was never all that great afterwards, as I expected anyways,
It had nothing to do with the Zone lift.
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Unread 03-26-2015, 05:01 PM   #4
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Had the Crown type for a couple months and have had the Currie for years since and yes with only 33s it is worth the extra few bucks and be done with steering .
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Unread 03-26-2015, 05:16 PM   #5
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Had the Crown type for a couple months and have had the Currie for years since and yes with only 33s it is worth the extra few bucks and be done with steering .
Did the crown steering just not work well enough for you? What was your reason for switching?
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Unread 03-26-2015, 05:19 PM   #6
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It had nothing to do with the Zone lift.
I never said it did. Sorry if that's what you thought I was implying. What I meant is that since I still have stock control arms and stock steering that raising it 3in messed with the handling.
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Unread 03-26-2015, 05:30 PM   #7
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Did the crown steering just not work well enough for you? What was your reason for switching?
At first it seemed OK but after running it for a little while I realized it didn't feel much if any different than the OE set up with 50 some thousand miles on it . I had Currie on my previous Jeep that was about 6 years old before I bought the Jeep and that felt tighter than the zj did . I know what felt the best so I bought it and have been happy again
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Unread 03-26-2015, 05:32 PM   #8
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At first it seemed OK but after running it for a little while I realized it didn't feel much if any different than the OE set up with 50 some thousand miles on it . I had Currie on my previous Jeep that was about 6 years old before I bought the Jeep and that felt tighter than the zj did . I know what felt the best so I bought it and have been happy again
Great that helps a lot. Looks like I'll go with Currie. Thank you
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Unread 03-26-2015, 10:11 PM   #9
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The currie setup is sweet! If u can afford it, its the way to go!
I could not afford it at the moment, but will pretty soon.
To hold me over, I got a complete zj setup off ebay.
Every part, 2 outer tie rods, 2 adjuster sleeves, drag link, and tie rod.
$80.42 shipped to my door. It will make a great trail spare when I get the currie stuff.
I used the same thing on my first tj for years without issue.
It made my post lift alignment go much easier with brand new parts!
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Unread 03-27-2015, 12:45 AM   #10
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Just get a ZJ tie rod
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Just get a ZJ tie rod
Why? The drag link it the weak link in stock setup.
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Why? The drag link it the weak link in stock setup.
Sure about that? On a TJ, it's the tie rod that is hollow tube, right? The drag link is solid, and not nearly as much of a weak link as the tie rod is.
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Unread 03-27-2015, 07:15 AM   #13
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...raising it 3in messed with the handling.
How? What is it doing?
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Unread 03-27-2015, 08:27 AM   #14
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Im running Currie its night and day well worth it if you go that route
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Unread 03-27-2015, 09:07 AM   #15
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Sure about that? On a TJ, it's the tie rod that is hollow tube, right? The drag link is solid, and not nearly as much of a weak link as the tie rod is.
According to Blaine it is.
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