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Unread 12-31-2005, 11:09 AM   #1
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TJ steering upgrade

I need to upgrade my steering on my TJ. I have bent far too many draglinks and bent too many tie rods.
I have done much searching and found this. (Link below) Do I need any more parts to install? I dont see how it will clear the swaybar bracketry.......their writeup dosent say much.

http://www.jcroffroad.com/Merchant2/...tegory_Code=S6



I would really like to get away from the long draglink design.

Does anyone here have any knoledge or experience with it??

I am aware of the currie setup and its still that same long draglink design as is the ZJ upgrade. Although this may be a possibility is the jcr wont work.

Thank you everyone!!

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Unread 12-31-2005, 11:14 AM   #2
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I have the Currie HD steering system and it is worth its weight in gold.

I don't know much about the system you have listed but the Currie tie rod and drag link would be a great upgrade. You would never break them like you do the stock twigs.

Why do you want to get rid of the long draglink???


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Unread 12-31-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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With my amount of lift, I can really feel the dead spot. It can be quite disturbing when you dont drive it everyday.

I am running a S4T with body lift and .75 spacer. Its about 6" total.

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Unread 12-31-2005, 11:28 PM   #4
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I ran a full 6" suspension lift for several years when I had my Currie steering installed and it worked very nicely. Granted, I believe the cross-over system I currently have works better for a taller lift, but I would not hesitate to use or recommend the Currie system to someone running the lift your described.

By the way, there is no draglink modification in the ZJ upgrade. The ZJ drag link is the same as the stock TJ drag link. The ZJ upgrade is tie rod only.

All of these are detailed/explained on my site. You might want to take some time and review them.
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Unread 01-01-2006, 01:03 AM   #5
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All of these are detailed/explained on my site. You might want to take some time and review them.
Along with alot of other stuff. That site is better than any Jeep book I have read yet, I am also wanting to get that HD currie setup, is there anything better than it? I want to get the best to start out with.
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Unread 01-01-2006, 09:57 AM   #6
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I believe the Currie system is great upgrade. For what you get, it is reasonably priced and a good bang for the buck. It is easy to install in your driveway and assuming one has access to a tape measure and a friend, you can set your toe-in and be on your way, confident you won't be limping home from trail. That doesn't mean you can drive like an idiot, as I've seen some do....thinking that because they have a piece of chromoly on their vehicle, it is now indistructable.
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Unread 01-01-2006, 10:53 AM   #7
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The Currie HD Steering system, IMHO is simply the best 100% bolt on that's currently available.
As Stu mentioned, one can certainly bend it (as with anything you put on your Jeep), but it takes a whole lot more than with the stock components.






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Unread 01-01-2006, 05:56 PM   #8
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Yea, I know the Currie set up is a good one. But its not what I really want. I want to get away from that long Draglink design.

I also notice both of you recomending a system you are not running. You are running a much better steering set up than the Currie or the stock one.

Another I looked at is the "U-TURN" system, I guy in my club has it and I have driven it its nice enough, just alot more cash!! $650 ish.

http://www.offroadonly.com/products/new/u-turn/

I have herd some horror stories from the Teraflex Hi-steer setup!!

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Unread 01-01-2006, 06:03 PM   #9
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When you post a thread about a $300 steering system, asking questions about it being any good, etc., I'll assume you are not interested in a $1K steering system. If I am wrong, I appologize.

As to my recommending something I am not running.....I ran the Currie for a number of years (as I previously mentioned). I believe that qualifies me to make comments on it being or not being a good system to use. Since the Currie is not designed for an 8" lift, I removed it during my last suspension change and installed a steering system that was designed for the lift I have.

If you want to drop some bucks on your steering, I'll hook you up with the guy that can do it for you. Bring your TJ to Phoenix and he'll fix you right up.
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Unread 01-01-2006, 08:44 PM   #10
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Yea, I know the Currie set up is a good one. But its not what I really want. I want to get away from that long Draglink design.

I also notice both of you recomending a system you are not running. You are running a much better steering set up than the Currie or the stock one.

Another I looked at is the "U-TURN" system, I guy in my club has it and I have driven it its nice enough, just alot more cash!! $650 ish.

http://www.offroadonly.com/products/new/u-turn/

I have herd some horror stories from the Teraflex Hi-steer setup!!

CW
As with Stu, I ran the Currie setup for a handful of years 'til just recently when I did the WJ conversion and I did NOT do the WJ conversion for the hi-steer or crossover steering.

If you do the U-Turn conversion remember that you'll have to mess with your toe (the Jeeps that is) and will probably end up with somewhere between 1/8" ~ 1/4" toed OUT (not in) to try and compensate for the Ackerman Angle that the U-Turn system pooches.




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[b]Suspension[/b]- 4.0" Procomp Springs + 1 1/4" bl. Rear tri-link. Currie J arms, F&R. Warn hubs with WJ knuckles, custom cross over/hi-steering setup, Currie A/R Sway Bar.
HPD30/D44 (rear disk conversion, WJ dual piston caliber conversion in the front); Detroits; 4.56
[b]Misc[/b] - Tera 2wd lo.
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Unread 01-01-2006, 09:30 PM   #11
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I guess Ill get curries because I will never go bigger than 6" Suspension lift and a 1" body.
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Unread 01-01-2006, 10:25 PM   #12
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I am in the midst of installing the currie steering setup on my rubi (the sun went down on me.. my rubi is sitting in the driveway with no steering or front tires on)

all I can say so far for the currie set up is: holy crap!
this thing makes the stock setup look like a joke. just from looking at it and handling it, I recomend it.
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Unread 01-02-2006, 12:19 PM   #13
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I tell you what, I've been in the fabrication buisness fo a while and $295 is all I would expwxt to pay for a couple of peices of DOM tubing and some heavy duty tie rod ends.

Lets look at this here JCR isn't a huge name like currie, poison spyder, etc. So there way into the market is develop a good product and sell it for less than the competition. They dont have a big name so they cant get $600 out of there kit.

There kit seems nice similar to all the rest. If there 1 ton endlink is off of a regular vehicle and is available in the parts store that may be and influencing factor in your decision. Parts availability is always a plus

If you are interested in the ORO U-turn go here this should tell you about it
www.4x4xplor.com

Just my .02
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Unread 01-02-2006, 03:56 PM   #14
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MAJ44,
This is exactly my thinking....
And this is a strong point for me. My favorite anology for this is the Kleenex. If you want to blow your nose you ask for one. What you really want is a tissue. Its a brand name thing.
Local to most anywhere parts avalibility is HUGE!!! I just cant see the fees some companys are charging for accessories, just because its for a JEEP!!!

STU,
Thanks for the info. I know you ran the Currie setup. Like most people here, I have visited your site for some time know. I looked really hard the first time I bent a draglink!! (BTW, GREAT SITE!!)
Price is major to me. But not because I cannot afford what I need, because why spend foolishly? Spending more dosen't make it better is my only point. This setup looks prety stout and does seem to do what I want it to and all at a prety good price. My question was to see if anyone has installed this and can give pointers as to possible problems with the install. Like something the mfg fails to tell us about, you know...

Thanks everyone for the responces.
CW
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Unread 01-02-2006, 05:43 PM   #15
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cwlongshot,
Do me a favor and post what you think of the system when you install it. It's always nice to see write ups on these type of products especialy the less heard of ones.
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