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09-18-2019 07:38 PM
Pine_Cat
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Originally Posted by vosevichs View Post
I'm sorry the OP bought that kit, but I'll provide another testimonial for the Ruffstuff Cure. After I installed the Cure on my stock inverted-y steering it then felt as precise as IFS.

Subsequently, my tie rod jam nut began refusing to remain thread-locked, so my next project (after work quiets down) is to install a Currie tie rod.
09-18-2019 05:02 PM
jjvw
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Originally Posted by Kiwi_TJ View Post
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Originally Posted by jjvw View Post
This is a Currie "hi steer" setup. Can't do much better on stock axles.
Attachment 3859079

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?
Drilled knuckle with an insert. Though I cleaned the insert up with a tapered reamer. The sway bar mounts need to be raised. BMB sells a set. Wheel BS needs to be about 4", but I forget the minimum.
09-18-2019 04:11 PM
Kiwi_TJ
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Originally Posted by jjvw View Post
This is a Currie "hi steer" setup. Can't do much better on stock axles.
Attachment 3859079

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?
09-18-2019 02:05 PM
TJnBC
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
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.
09-18-2019 01:53 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by TJnBC View Post
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.
09-18-2019 01:37 PM
TJnBC
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Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford View Post
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
09-18-2019 01:32 PM
jjvw This is a Currie "hi steer" setup. Can't do much better on stock axles.
Attachment 3859079
09-18-2019 01:27 PM
Jerry Bransford
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Originally Posted by Ironhead View Post
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.
09-18-2019 12:59 PM
Ironhead
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Originally Posted by vosevichs View Post
theres a much better cure, stick to the inverted Y.
09-18-2019 12:35 PM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by TJnBC View Post
I have driven with it on for approx 15,000 kms./9,320.56 miles
09-18-2019 12:07 PM
vosevichs They make a cure for that!
https://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/R1768.html
09-18-2019 10:23 AM
TJnBC
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Originally Posted by jjvw View Post
How many miles?
I have driven with it on for approx 15,000 kms.
09-18-2019 10:13 AM
jjvw
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Originally Posted by TJnBC View Post
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Originally Posted by AWheeler View Post
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?
09-18-2019 09:26 AM
TJnBC
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Originally Posted by AWheeler View Post
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
09-17-2019 11:17 PM
TheBoogieman
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Originally Posted by jjvw View Post
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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