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Unread 01-08-2013, 06:08 AM   #15076
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Hey Mike

Do they really call it a high steer? The tie rod is still in the stock location...looks like a drag link flip kit to me
Hey Mike! I've been silently following your build as always LOL - congrats on the other mod

Yup, AEV High Steer Kit. Includes a trackbar relocation bracket, raises end links for sway bar, relocates SS and flips drag link.

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AEV's High Steer Kit provides significant improvements to steering precision and handling by correcting the roll center height of the front suspension. Bringing the steering geometry back into factory alignment reduces body roll, bump steer, and roll steer, all major contributors to the loose or sloppy steering and driver fatigue commonly associated with many lift kits. the kit includes a flipped draglink to improve ground clearance as well as a heavy duty steering damper.

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.::Optima Yellow Top
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Unread 01-08-2013, 06:42 AM   #15077
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Man that drives me nuts


So like most other drag link flip kits, it relocates the ss, raises drag link, sway bar end links, etc. they call it "high steer", but leaves the lowest part of the steering, the tie rod, below center line of the axle. I just wish they'd call it what it is lol

The flipped drag link doesn't change ground clearance, it improves steering geometry, getting the drag link as close to parallel with the trackbar as possible

Thanks, by the way! We're more than 1/3 of the way there...there are some awesome things about being pregnant...I now understand the families of 6 children +
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Unread 01-08-2013, 07:34 AM   #15078
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Man that drives me nuts

So like most other drag link flip kits, it relocates the ss, raises drag link, sway bar end links, etc. they call it "high steer", but leaves the lowest part of the steering, the tie rod, below center line of the axle. I just wish they'd call it what it is lol

The flipped drag link doesn't change ground clearance, it improves steering geometry, getting the drag link as close to parallel with the trackbar as possible

Thanks, by the way! We're more than 1/3 of the way there...there are some awesome things about being pregnant...I now understand the families of 6 children +
I dunno, I needed to try something because I was having some issues and this kit was the most economical thing (parts wise). I don't wheel like you, mainly a beach driver (for now).

It certainly improved things for me, steering is way better.

I'm on the clock for the other mod....girlfriend is a few years older and has been hinting on the shiny mod and the rest that follows. lol
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.::Rugged Ridge Light Bar
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.::Truck-Lite 4" LED Spot Lights
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.::20% tint
.::Optima Yellow Top
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Unread 01-08-2013, 07:39 AM   #15079
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Here are the pics you wanted.
Cool thanks. And you have to re-use the factory drag link end on the pitman arm side correct?
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Unread 01-08-2013, 07:43 AM   #15080
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Cool thanks. And you have to re-use the factory drag link end on the pitman arm side correct?
Yes, utilize the stock end on the pitman arm side.

No worries
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.::PIAA Windshield Light Brackets
.::PIAA 5296 520 ATP Lights
.::Rugged Ridge Light Bar
.::Truck-Lite 7" LED Flood Lights
.::Truck-Lite 7" LED Headlights
.::Truck-Lite 4" LED Spot Lights
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Unread 01-08-2013, 07:53 AM   #15081
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Originally Posted by MikeTHIS

I dunno, I needed to try something because I was having some issues and this kit was the most economical thing (parts wise). I don't wheel like you, mainly a beach driver (for now).

It certainly improved things for me, steering is way better.

I'm on the clock for the other mod....girlfriend is a few years older and has been hinting on the shiny mod and the rest that follows. lol
Oh it's a great kit I'm sure! It helps with road ride certainly! I'm not knocking it, just what they call it


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Cool thanks. And you have to re-use the factory drag link end on the pitman arm side correct?
Yeah, the "flipped drag link" is nothing more than a stock drag link from a right hand drive JK, so the stock end works. I ended up buying a moog tie rod end that's meant for a Ram HD, but fits the JK. It's greasable, which is nice. I didn't replace mine till my boot tore on the stock end and I had some Clunk going on. It was only ~$35
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Unread 01-08-2013, 07:58 AM   #15082
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I ended up buying a moog tie rod end that's meant for a Ram HD, but fits the JK. It's greasable, which is nice. I didn't replace mine till my boot tore on the stock end and I had some Clunk going on. It was only ~$35
Really? Link? Greasable good! lol
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.::PIAA Windshield Light Brackets
.::PIAA 5296 520 ATP Lights
.::Rugged Ridge Light Bar
.::Truck-Lite 7" LED Flood Lights
.::Truck-Lite 7" LED Headlights
.::Truck-Lite 4" LED Spot Lights
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.::20% tint
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:03 AM   #15083
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http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com...od=MOOG-ES3624

My steering is currently torn apart, so forgive the mess
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:06 AM   #15084
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http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com...od=MOOG-ES3624

My steering is currently torn apart, so forgive the mess
LOL!

I like economical, useful parts. I'd prefer to change out the complete draglink at once so both ends have the same mileage. I guess I'll be ordering!

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.::PIAA 5296 520 ATP Lights
.::Rugged Ridge Light Bar
.::Truck-Lite 7" LED Flood Lights
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.::Truck-Lite 4" LED Spot Lights
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.::20% tint
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Unread 01-08-2013, 08:56 AM   #15085
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Thinking about getting those next. Can you post a picture of the mounted? Thanks!

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I love them!
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:22 AM   #15086
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Just received my AEV 2.5" Kit and 35" Duratracs and Pro Comp 7069's. Install tomorrow.

Pictures .....please

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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:28 AM   #15087
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Just received my AEV 2.5" Kit and 35" Duratracs and Pro Comp 7069's. Install tomorrow.
I have those wheels, a 2.5" RE lift and 35" Toyo M/T's and it all looks great together.
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:29 AM   #15088
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Installed these bad boys. 295/70/17 toyo mts!
Great tires, I have them in 315/75/r16 and love them
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Unread 01-08-2013, 09:30 AM   #15089
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Thinking about getting those next. Can you post a picture of the mounted? Thanks!

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They look good I will say that
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Unread 01-08-2013, 10:48 AM   #15090
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I had to do the same thing the other day, luckily I had jugs of water
Nice. Ours was climbing the tree, about 8 feet. Had to take tree down and bury it. Was at top of Quartz Mtn.
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