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Unread 02-02-2012, 10:10 AM   #1
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ZJ Steering upgrade

Thinking about ordering the parts to upgrade my 97 TJ to the ZJ steering upgrade. What year ZJ do I use to order the TREs, Drag link....etc


Do I need to do any mods or is this a direct bolt in?

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Unread 02-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #2
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Thinking about ordering the parts to upgrade my 97 TJ to the ZJ steering upgrade. What year ZJ do I use to order the TREs, Drag link....etc


Do I need to do any mods or is this a direct bolt in?
All the upgrade is for is the tie rod, I believe the drag link is the same on both vehicles. Direct bolt in.

Anyway, part no's here.
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Unread 02-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #3
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Crown has the a HD kit; however, it's best to use Energy Suspension dust boots, as the Crown ones that come with the kit are prone to cracking.
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Crown has the a HD kit; however, it's best to use Energy Suspension dust boots, as the Crown ones that come with the kit are prone to cracking.
Ive had the Crown kit for just under a year, my boots are fine. Knock on wood.
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Unread 02-03-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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Just get the Zj tierod. Get it for a 98' with the 5.9 or 5.2
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Unread 02-03-2012, 08:09 AM   #6
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Just get the Zj tierod. Get it for a 98' with the 5.9 or 5.2
don't forget the tie rod end & adjustment sleeve.
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Here you go: http://stu-offroad.com/steering/zjtie/tierod-1.htm. I got my parts on Amazon for about $110.

One word of warning - your draglink will now be the weak link in this setup. I bent mine on the Rubicon last fall. I still believe it's a much improved setup from stock, but I plan on replacing the whole thing with a Currie setup soon.

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Unread 02-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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Unread 02-03-2012, 10:43 AM   #9
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Thanks guys

Let the project commence
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Unread 02-03-2012, 10:55 AM   #10
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pick and pull
I thought about that when I did mine, but could not justify spending even that little amount of money on a tie rod end that had 170,000+ miles on it already.
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build your own

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I just picked mine from auto zone for $70. It was brand new and has a lifetime warranty. hope that helps.
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Any one have the part # for the MOOG Drag link? I have a Napa One But they want $199 for it and its only in the ware house.
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Any one have the part # for the MOOG Drag link? I have a Napa One But they want $199 for it and its only in the ware house.
Tie Rod End



ES3096L (Moog #)

ES2079S (Moog #)

DS1312 (Moog #)

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