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post #1 of 6 Old 07-15-2020, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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high steer set up

Hello jeepsters, i recently have bought a 1997 jeep tj and i am in the 1st phase of a frame up restorasion and i am pulling off all the old suspension parts and would like to save the rugged stuff like the steering that has a high steer set up, the tie rods or heims joint are a problem one end i was able to remove it has a m22 x1.5 left and right hand thread and the dom tubing is 1 1/2 in dia,the left hand thread snapped inside with very little left in the tubing, i am staring to think is it worth replacing the tierods and were can i find the exact thread,im running 33 inch tires with 4inch lift and i am not wheeling it alot should i just go with a semi decent steering kit ,i also have the drag link with one end replacable tie rod but not the other end ,[weird] whats the sense of having one replacable but not the other, any sugestions would be great.my freind has a machine shop and will remove the remaining thread that broke its trying to find the tierods with that exact thread since most places dont offer the thread sizes it seems.

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post #2 of 6 Old 07-16-2020, 07:58 AM
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go back to the OEM design and use a ZJ v8 tie rod. as long as mounting holes havent been enlarged it is a much better setup as far as handling and will accommodate up to a 35" tire.

high steer setups can be done right but require a lot of extra work to not be a downgrade from the OEM inverted Y steering.

https://www.stu-offroad.com/steering/zjtie/tierod-1.htm


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Thank you very much iron head this is exactly what i was looking for and funny you send me this i was doing some research and was reading abought his exact set up ,even 1 better you gave me the part numbers to boot thank you very much !.
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-18-2020, 02:22 PM
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X2, high-steer on a TJ is the work of the devil. Dead spot in the center of the steering and bump steer. Stay with the factory geometry. '97 and newer Wranglers have a significantly upgraded steering geometry and replacing it with something else will usually create multiple steering issues.

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X2, high-steer on a TJ is the work of the devil. Dead spot in the center of the steering and bump steer.
Well, unless you do it right. But it does take a bunch of work and know-how to do it right.

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Well, unless you do it right. But it does take a bunch of work and know-how to do it right.
Even if done correctly I don't know of any benefits to it for a TJ built as 99% of the members here do.

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