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post #1 of 11 Old 06-18-2021, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Which high steer kit for a 2006 TJ Rubicon?

Hi All,

My girlfriend wants to put a high steer kit on her 2006 Rubicon. Stock Dana 44, 4" lift on 35s. What is everyone running? Suggestions welcome. We also plan to install a Redneck Ram hydro-assist kit from West Texas Off Road. Thanks all!

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i suggest that you dont go to a high steer kit, they screw up the steering geometry and cause steering issues.

I mounted the driverside tie rod on the top side of the mount with a new sleeve, which raised the entire tie rod to abut the center line of the axle. note, in doing this, I needed to raise the sway bar link mounts.

the sleeve that i used is no longer an option but similar are available from a variety of sources, just google tj tie rod sleeve and many will pop up
sway bar mounts https://www.shop.blackmagicbrakes.co...K-BRACKETS.htm


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X2, do NOT install any shape or form of a high-steer kit which just totally screws up the TJ's superb steering geometry. A high-steer on a TJ cause a dead spot in the steering and it also causes bump steer which is where the steering is bumped/forced left/right when driving over bump/dips.

The best steering upgrade for a TJ is the Rockjock (aka Currie) Currectlync HD Steering Kit. It's beefy as hell, works great, doesn't change the steering geometry, and is an easy bolt-in upgrade. By far it's the most popular steering upgrade made for the TJ. https://www.4lowparts.com/shop/curri...system-ce9701/ (currently out of stock) or get it now for $32 more from https://www.amazon.com/CURRIE-JEEP-C...4041483&sr=8-2

I have run that kit on two different TJs and I've been 100% happy with its unchanged design for over 22 years.

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I did a tie rod end flip on the drivers side, also requires raised track bar mounts
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Tell her NO. It's that easy.

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$560.99 + tax (free shipping).

https://jeepsarelife.com/rock-jock-c...teering-system

I just installed mine a couple of days ago and love it.

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Thanks guys. She has a Currie set up now, we just have to bend the tie-rod back lol. We will just stick with it.
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Thanks guys. She has a Currie set up now, we just have to bend the tie-rod back lol. We will just stick with it.
I have bent mine 2-3 times over about ten years. But it straightens with a big enough press.

John Currie specifically heat treated the tie rod so it will only bend just before something more important upstream could break. If you are ok with a tad more risk you can replace the Currie tie rod with Savvy's version which has a little more aggressive heat treatment. I did 10-11 years ago and have had no more bent tie rod.

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Hi All,

My girlfriend wants to put a high steer kit on her 2006 Rubicon. Stock Dana 44, 4" lift on 35s. What is everyone running? Suggestions welcome. We also plan to install a Redneck Ram hydro-assist kit from West Texas Off Road. Thanks all!
I have the Currie set up also. Have yet to bend it... Oh yeah, and I'm on 37's!
I just break other stuff instead...

On another note; I've also thought about the Ram assist. Not 100% on how it would install with the Currie, but I did come across this video where the guy had to do his own fab/mods. If anyone has another way or advice I'm sure OP and I will appreciate it.


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I have been eyeballing this ram assist for a while now.

https://www.shop.blackmagicbrakes.co...ACKETS-RAM.htm
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I told her to quit bending it so we're all good LOLOL.
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