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Old 02-24-2014, 10:37 AM   #1
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best HD steering linkage?

Going to replace drag link and tie rod very shortly...what's the recomendations...?

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Take a look at the Synergy products. They are high quality.

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Take a look at the Synergy products. They are high quality.
ditto^^
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That is exactly what I was looking at but wanted some experienced input. thanks
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That is exactly what I was looking at but wanted some experienced input. thanks
oh sorry. I have all the synergy components up front:

-tie rod
-drag link
-ball joints
-steering sector shaft brace
-trac bar

LOVE THEM!

Super burly, and she's way better than brand spanking new.

I also added the FOX 2.0 ATS (adjustable steering stabilizer)

I wish all those components were an option from the factory.

Any questions or pictures you want, just let me know!
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ok, next ?....I swapped out the OEM stabilizer and added the Dominion relocater to move it up higher... Is there any other styles out there that I could add (without removing this one) a 2nd to test out? thinking directly to the pitman or something on that side.
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oh sorry. I have all the synergy components up front:

-tie rod
-drag link
-ball joints
-steering sector shaft brace
-trac bar

LOVE THEM!

Super burly, and she's way better than brand spanking new.

I also added the FOX 2.0 ATS (adjustable steering stabilizer)

I wish all those components were an option from the factory.

Any questions or pictures you want, just let me know!
perfect! that stabilizer looks like the perfect solution, but holy cow... $350?
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ok, next ?....I swapped out the OEM stabilizer and added the Dominion relocater to move it up higher... Is there any other styles out there that I could add (without removing this one) a 2nd to test out? thinking directly to the pitman or something on that side.
Let me word this better. Are there any kits out there that mount a stabilizer between the drag link and the UPPER end of the track bar?
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X2 on the Synergy components..well worth changing. Changed my steering to the Synergy high steer...
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Let me word this better. Are there any kits out there that mount a stabilizer between the drag link and the UPPER end of the track bar?
If you meant tie rod then take a look at the OME kit.
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Check out Currie Currectlync® HEAVY Duty tie rod and drag link, if you bend this you have bigger problems.

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perfect! that stabilizer looks like the perfect solution, but holy cow... $350?
I know. When ya get it you'll be liking it and wishing you had it from day one. It's a night and day difference from any other steering stabilizer by a mile
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Meh ... Heard of issues with Currie set up.
SYNERGY ALL THE WAY. Everything up front on my rig is Synergy excluding the track bar. That's going to change soon though. I want to run Synergy's upper frame brace/sector shaft support and track bar.

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Meh ... Heard of issues with Currie set up. SYNERGY ALL THE WAY. Everything up front on my rig is Synergy excluding the track bar. That's going to change soon though. I want to run Synergy's upper frame brace/sector shaft support and track bar. Déjà vu
my friends currie setup was beefy- but it bound up at full flex
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I'll see if I can dig up a thread. Many issues with the joint set up (I think)
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oh sorry. I have all the synergy components up front:

-tie rod
-drag link
-ball joints
-steering sector shaft brace
-trac bar

LOVE THEM!
X2 (except for the ball joints, i went a different route with those)

They make some nice heavy duty brackets to reinforce the trackbar brackets, sector shaft, control arm mounts, etc. also.

Ive heard good things about Currie's setup as well.

Edit: Sounds like others have more experience with the Currie and it might have some issues!
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If you meant tie rod then take a look at the OME kit.
No, I'm interested in adding a second SS up high on the drivers side. Similar setup as factory only flipped seems like it would work-mounted on track bar drivers side and then clamped to the drag link, just not sure if it would get in the way in operation.
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Meh ... Heard of issues with Currie set up.

Déjà vu

Just curious what Currie tie rod issues you know about ?
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Drag link.

The cost is the issue I have. For comparison, the RUFF stuff kit is $150

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The synergy drag link I'm clicking right now is $200
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^ yep.
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Drag link. The cost is the issue I have. For comparison, the RUFF stuff kit is $150 Currie setup
So the only issue you have is $$ and any other issues you hear is only cost ? Just want to clarify !
Sometimes hearsay on this forum is taken like gospel !! And bad info spreads like wild fire.

I too had a issue with $$ for the currie correct link
I looked at synergy But The currie was Bigger did not like clamp setup on synergy and I wanted a tie rod and drag link to be my last set and so far it has taken a pounding and keeps on going works like as advertised that is coming from an actual owner. So yes the extra $$ in my situation is worth it.
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Currie's first pass at a beefy tire rod was the slit end and a clamp. Broke that on short order. The revision was a bigger/thicker tube with threaded ends. The upgraded mine when I snapped the older version. Lovin' it.

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get on ruffstuff and build your own with GM 1 ton offset TRE's and a drag link with GM high angle drag link ends. all for under $300. they have listed the taper adapters for the TRE's on their site, you have to call them for the correct taper for the drag link. all of my dana 60 steering came from them and it's top notch. just about the beefiest you can get without using heims and failing inspection.
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get on ruffstuff and build your own with GM 1 ton offset TRE's and a drag link with GM high angle drag link ends. all for under $300. they have listed the taper adapters for the TRE's on their site, you have to call them for the correct taper for the drag link. all of my dana 60 steering came from them and it's top notch. just about the beefiest you can get without using heims and failing inspection.
Is this the TRE for making your own drag link? TRE, High Angle Drag Link, ES2027 - RuffStuff Specialties And would it work on a non flip?
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Is this the TRE for making your own drag link? TRE, High Angle Drag Link, ES2027 - RuffStuff Specialties And would it work on a non flip?
yup, thats the one I have. I wouldnt use it because it is already angled so much that it would be binding at full droop, but I have very little OEM knowledge and a lot of dana 60 knowledge. surely kjeeper would know more. mine is mounted to the top of a high steer arm, so its probably 7 inches above the OEM location. keep in mind minor fabrication is needed, you have to drill out your knuckle to 7/8" and use an insert as well as cut and weld some 1"ID DOM. the DLE insert you will have to call them to get, the TRE insert is on their site.
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This is what you want. Direct bolt in to the factory knuckle and pitman arm.
http://www.synergymfg.com/Synergy-Su...l#.UwxsrY29Kc0

Only other concern I have if making your own. With a straight drag link clearance issues. I don't know if lift height plays a part. I can see it possible hitting the steering stabilizer if rotated on top of the tie rod. RK uses a straight drag link. Might want to check them them or somebody that is using one.
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does the sector shaft brace require a longer shaft?
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No but does require their track bar.
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Dont understand what would change for the track bar? Isnt it going into the same position?

edit, ok my bad! clearance issues. What about the RockSolid version - sounds like it will work with any TB?

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