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post #76 of 295 Old 06-22-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Got the hydro assist ram installed. Just need to plumb the ram to the box. Single shear but it works great like this on our race LJ and it is so easy to do on a Currie axle with their brackets. You just drill a 1" hole and weld in a Chromo sleeve tapped to the 5/8" -18 bolt. Weld in a few gussets to make sure the bracket is secure and your done.

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looks awesome gerald! get your fab guy working though - i need some stuff to drool over

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looks awesome gerald! get your fab guy working though - i need some stuff to drool over
So busy with everything now just trying to get this JK trail ready for the 60th Jeeper's Jamboree (Rubicon) and the LJ Unlimited ready for Glen Helen Race the week before.

We are doing a full race prep on the LJ which means tearing it all down and touching just about everything.

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wow, this is REALLY cool. wish i would have got some fox and savvy stickers when i placed my order
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i wana know what you think of the currie setup once you get it goin
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i wana know what you think of the currie setup once you get it goin
Or better yet, what are they going to do to improve it? What the savvy kit did for my tj was amazing. He needs to hurry cuz I'm about to get a jk
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i wana know what you think of the currie setup once you get it goin
I've driven and followed the Currie JKU and the 4" lift is all that a JK will ever need. It can go anywhere I need my JKU to go. We won't take these on the Hammer trails as we have buggies for them.

I went to JV today with John Currie and were discussing the hydro assist setup he designed for the my JKU (which actually was developed on the Race LJ). It is one of the easiest to setup. It is easier if you use the Currie HD tie rod as the kit is nearly bolt on.

You must get a aftermarket air intake as the PSC reservoir needs the space to be installed. I got the AFE kit which was easy to install. I haven't run the engine yet so I'm looking forward to seeing the performance gains. The intake and 4.88 gears are should make the JKU really peppy!

I should have pix tomorrow.

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Just have to put the wheels on and tie up the loose wires and we can test drive.
I still have to wire the ARB compressor. The CEL came on but didn't have my ODB II scanner with me so I could check it out.

Here is the AFE intake and PSC reservoir mounting. The AFE box just needed to be trim a little for the reservoir hose routing. To mount the reservoir only a couple of tabs were needed. I will put a 90 degrees fitting on top of the lid.


Finished ram mounting and hose routing. Don't forget to red Loctite the 5/8" bolt on the ram!


Currie HD drag link and tie rod. They are super beefy and the ram mount is supplied by Currie as well. What is nice is we get rid of the low hanging OEM stabilizer mount. A bolt on mount is the prefer method in order to be able to set the toe without having to remove the TREs every time you want to do an alignment.

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So the Currie steering for the JK uses jamb nuts huh? How's Blaine liking that?
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So the Currie steering for the JK uses jamb nuts huh? How's Blaine liking that?
Obviously I'm not Blaine, but having used both the old design with thread clamps and the new with jam nuts...the jam nuts are way more user friendly, and the rubbing issues that came along with the clamps (they were big clamps that interfered with track bar bracketry if you had flipped your drag link) if they weren't turned to just the right angle, are now non existent. When you did get them to the right angle, getting a wrench to them was a pita. Have not yet had an issue with the jam nuts loosening.
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Obviously I'm not Blaine, but having used both the old design with thread clamps and the new with jam nuts...the jam nuts are way more user friendly, and the rubbing issues that came along with the clamps (they were big clamps that interfered with track bar bracketry if you had flipped your drag link) if they weren't turned to just the right angle, are now non existent. When you did get them to the right angle, getting a wrench to them was a pita. Have not yet had an issue with the jam nuts loosening.
I'm more or less just poking fun at Blaine. I've never had a problem with jam nuts loosening on my control arms; never had any on steering so I can't comment.
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Copy for the record, I hated the thread clamps on my old currie tie rod
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I don't think Blaine ever ventures over here. He has no interest. This steering is pure beef for sure. I put a large crescent wrench on ithe Jams and still felt like I could tighten it a bit more. I wasn't going to put the drag link on but John Currie came over and said I needed the drag link so he gave me one.

What would make the CEL light come on? Right now the diffs and swaybar wires are disconnected. I can't think of anything else that would make it light up.

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I don't think Blaine ever ventures over here. He has no interest. This steering is pure beef for sure. I put a large crescent wrench on ithe Jams and still felt like I could tighten it a bit more. I wasn't going to put the drag link on but John Currie came over and said I needed the drag link so he gave me one.

What would make the CEL light come on? Right now the diffs and swaybar wires are disconnected. I can't think of anything else that would make it light up.

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I have never had a CEL come on, and have had the locker wires, sway bar wires, abs all disconnected on more than a few occasions...

Could it have something to do with the cold air intake you installed?

Edit: what about your exhaust, was it only rear of the cat or a full system?
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I have never had a CEL come on, and have had the locker wires, sway bar wires, abs all disconnected on more than a few occasions...

Could it have something to do with the cold air intake you installed?

Edit: what about your exhaust, was it only rear of the cat or a full system?
Didn't touch the exhaust yet. I too was thinking cold air as that was the only thing I changed. I'll find out in a bit as I got my ODBII in hand now.

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