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post #1 of 59 Old 12-10-2007, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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TeraFlex Hi-Steer kit

Anybody running it? Pros? Cons? Questions? Comments? Concerns?

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=13254


I know a new track bar would be needed. Just wondering if anybody out there has one of these.

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Most people on here go with the currie setup

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Well, the Currie setup is fine and dandy. A few of my buddies run that setup. Very very very beefy. But, I am in the market for a crossover / hi-steer set up.
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Well, the Currie setup is fine and dandy. A few of my buddies run that setup. Very very very beefy. But, I am in the market for a crossover / hi-steer set up.
How you gonna solve the bumpsteer problem?

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Im a believer

I run it and it is very solid. No complaints. I have parked the majority of the weight of my TJ on the tie rod (due to a rock moving and a heavy foot) and there were scratches, but no bends or damage. I have other friends who have done similar things to theirs at tellico and no damage.
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How you gonna solve the bumpsteer problem?
I read in the installation PDF that a DPA is only needed in Tera's Low COG lift kit application... They have since revised the knuckle to allow the use of a stock Pitman arm. I HOPE this will alleviate me of any bumpsteer. If not, then I will tinker with it until it is gone.

As always, I am open for suggestions.

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http://www.teraflex.biz/installsheet...SK_install.pdf

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I run it and it is very solid. No complaints. I have parked the majority of the weight of my TJ on the tie rod (due to a rock moving and a heavy foot) and there were scratches, but no bends or damage. I have other friends who have done similar things to theirs at tellico and no damage.
Good to hear! What did you use for a trackbar and bracket? I know JKS makes an over the axle bracket, and I could probably have a buddy help me fab up a new panhard bar.
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I run the tera flex and it is the bigges piece of **** I have ever been around. The tie rod is bent up like a bow that you would shoot arrows with. Here is a pic just to show you. I have to align it everytime I go wheeling as it keeps bending up more an more. I'm about out of nut to adjust it. I'll be sleaveing it and writing **** YOU ON IT!!!

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Wow... Do you have lots of bumpsteer with your stock track bar configuration? I would imagine that has everything to do with why you don't like it. And how on earth did the tie rod get bent? Drop your Jeep off a cliff and it landed on the tie rod? That thing is huge...
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I read in the installation PDF that a DPA is only needed in Tera's Low COG lift kit application... They have since revised the knuckle to allow the use of a stock Pitman arm. I HOPE this will alleviate me of any bumpsteer. If not, then I will tinker with it until it is gone.

As always, I am open for suggestions.

Here is the installation PDF:

http://www.teraflex.biz/installsheet...SK_install.pdf


Good to hear! What did you use for a trackbar and bracket? I know JKS makes an over the axle bracket, and I could probably have a buddy help me fab up a new panhard bar.
Typical Tera. Look at Figure 1 and Figure 2 which show what is supposed to be the "correct" and "incorrect" relationships between the draglink and trackbars to minimize bumpsteer.

Notice that if you were to superimpose the two drawings on top of each other by flipping the bottom one up, the two sets of arcs would nearly line up with each other. Meaning that bumpsteer would still exist because the arcs are not parallel to one another.

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Typical Tera. Look at Figure 1 and Figure 2 which show what is supposed to be the "correct" and "incorrect" relationships between the draglink and trackbars to minimize bumpsteer.

Notice that if you were to superimpose the two drawings on top of each other by flipping the bottom one up, the two sets of arcs would nearly line up with each other. Meaning that bumpsteer would still exist because the arcs are not parallel to one another.
Good catch.

Although, Figure 2 is still using a factory style trackbar, so I'm sure the standard reply would be just the same as Toxic TJ's. Crappy. I'm sure if the kit was installed properly and a panhard bar was used (Figure 3), I doubt there would be any complaints. I think I'll buy this kit and ream out the knuckles to put the tie rod over the knuckle, install a flat trackbar, and call it a day. Worst comes to worst, I can always sell it.
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Is Teraflex the only way to go for a high steer set-up on a TJ... If so, Im just wondering why there isn't more aftermarket support for this.
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