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post #1 of 17 Old 09-17-2019, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Stop tie rod flop - will this work?

I have this kit on my TJ. https://www.ballisticfabrication.com...y-tie-rod-ends

I now have the nice tie rod flop going on. Found this product. https://www.synergymfg.com/synergy-j...ust-boots.html

Will this synergy boot fit the HD tie rod ends and will it stop the flop?

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They will stop the flop until they wear out and stop stopping the flopping.

This is the problem with inverted T steering and why Currie with the factory geometry is the way to go.
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They will stop the flop until they wear out and stop stopping the flopping.
Try to say that 5 times really fast.
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I have this kit on my TJ. https://www.ballisticfabrication.com...y-tie-rod-ends

I now have the nice tie rod flop going on. Found this product. https://www.synergymfg.com/synergy-j...ust-boots.html

Will this synergy boot fit the HD tie rod ends and will it stop the flop?
I have been using something similar for over 3 years (Ruff stuff sells them). It does what it says and has no wear on it yet. Definitely has paid for itself...

I would just contact Synergy and give them your TRE part numbers. I believe they will work no problem as Syngery uses bigger TREs in there steering kits. But verify with them first

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I have this kit on my TJ. http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...y-tie-rod-ends

I now have the nice tie rod flop going on. Found this product. http://www.synergymfg.com/synergy-je...ust-boots.html

Will this synergy boot fit the HD tie rod ends and will it stop the flop?
I have been using something similar for over 3 years. It does what it says and has no wear on it yet. Definitely has paid for itself...
How many miles?

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How many miles?
I have driven with it on for approx 15,000 kms.

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They make a cure for that!
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I have driven with it on for approx 15,000 kms./9,320.56 miles
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theres a much better cure, stick to the inverted Y.
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theres a much better cure, stick to the inverted Y.
Exactly, there's not much of a worse steering design to install on a TJ than an inverted-T. Bump steer, dead spot in the steering, and tie rod flop is what it is best at.

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This is a Currie "hi steer" setup. Can't do much better on stock axles.
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Exactly, there's not much of a worse steering design to install on a TJ than an inverted-T. Bump steer, dead spot in the steering, and tie rod flop is what it is best at.
He already has bought a steering setup...

I have a similar inverted T setup and no issues whatsoever. TREs can be bought at ANY parts anywhere in the world for a lot cheaper than Curries proprietary TREs.

Bump steer = zero

Dead spot = zero

Tie rod roll = zero
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He already has bought a steering setup...

I have a similar inverted T setup and no issues whatsoever.
Of course not, I wouldn't have expected any other answer. Nope, inverted-T systems cause no problems, they're absolutely perfect and Jeep should have gone with that design for the TJ instead.

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Of course not, I wouldn't have expected any other answer. Nope, inverted-T systems cause no problems, they're absolutely perfect and Jeep should have gone with that design for the TJ instead.
You mean to tell me that Jeep designed everything perfectly ??

Why are all the aftermarket companies still in business then?? Seems like Jeep should have ONLY made aftermarket parts as they are the experts!

Anyways OP I don't want to derail this thread. This is my experience on two jeeps and countless other TJs and XJs up here run the same setup.

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This is a Currie "hi steer" setup. Can't do much better on stock axles.
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Is this just with one of those tapered flip inserts on the tie rod to knuckle side? Was thinking of doing the same thing on my Jeep. Did you have to raise the sway bar mount tab?

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