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Old 12-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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So its winter here in canada and with it comes a plethera of bad drivers and one of them happend to slide into my parked jeep, apperantly he only bumped my drivers side tire and bent my tie rod. Heres where my problem is. I know that my lify is rubicon express so it was sugested to me that when i buy a new tierod i buy one.of the same brand as to mantain the geometry of the lift, so if anyone can help me find a steering kit or linls to where i can find compatible kits or tie rods that would be great.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:42 AM   #2
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:06 AM   #3
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Just go to your local parts store and order the stock 99 zj tie rod, ends, and adjusting sleeve. Cheaper then after market and much heavier then our stock tj set up. Search the site and google for jeep zj tie rod upgrade. I did mine when the same kinda accident happened to me.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:36 AM   #4
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Sounds like a good reason to install The Currie HD Steering set up.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #5
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That's what my setup looks like. Im not sure what the serial numbers are but I'd like to replace the tie rod and drag link. Oh yeah it's a 98 th Wrangler with a 4" Rubicon express lift
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Looks like they must have whacked that pretty good...!
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:36 AM   #7
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Looks like they must have whacked that pretty good...!
well I had my tires aimed toward the street and when I came out to look at it my
Driver side front tire was now straight on
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:22 PM   #8
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Ok so im going.to go with the zj tie rod upgrade, was wondering if I should replace.my drag link at.thw same time? And after installation of the tie rod (doing the work myself) what should I get done besides an alignment
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #9
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Ok so im going.to go with the zj tie rod upgrade, was wondering if I should replace.my drag link at.thw same time? And after installation of the tie rod (doing the work myself) what should I get done besides an alignment
Your drag like looks fine. New tie rod should just bolt up, align it, grease all the ends. Re set your steering wheel.
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Your drag like looks fine. New tie rod should just bolt up, align it, grease all the ends. Re set your steering wheel.
how do I reset the wheel?
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"Aligning" the front of your Jeep is easier than installing the new parts. Do it all yourself.
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"Aligning" the front of your Jeep is easier than installing the new parts. Do it all yourself.
. Is there a link or some steps I'd use to do it. I'll defiantly do it myself but it would be nice to know what's exactly needs to be done, I have the very basic of tools as well so.
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Have you searched Google?
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Search on here for "my steering wheel is upside down". I think some where in there is the link to stus write up on straightening the wheel and setting the toe in, which is what you'll need to do.
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. Is there a link or some steps I'd use to do it. I'll defiantly do it myself but it would be nice to know what's exactly needs to be done, I have the very basic of tools as well so.
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Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

Done with minimal care, that toe-in and steering wheel centering guide will produce literally as good as an alignment rack can. All you need is a tape measure, wrench, a big set of pliers or pipe wrench, and that's it.
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Here you go...

Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

Done with minimal care, that toe-in and steering wheel centering guide will produce literally as good as an alignment rack can. All you need is a tape measure, wrench, a big set of pliers or pipe wrench, and that's it.
Oops That's the one I used.
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Here you go...

Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

Done with minimal care, that toe-in and steering wheel centering guide will produce literally as good as an alignment rack can. All you need is a tape measure, wrench, a big set of pliers or pipe wrench, and that's it.
great thanks
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Are your wheels turned to the left in those pictures?
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Done with minimal care, that toe-in and steering wheel centering guide will produce literally as good as an alignment rack can. All you need is a tape measure, wrench, a big set of pliers or pipe wrench, and that's it.
great thanks
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Are your wheels turned to the left in those pictures?
Yes they are. Why?
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Yes they are. Why?
Stabilizer looked a little stretched out

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