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Old 09-01-2008, 02:21 PM   #1
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steering system...

How hard is it to replace, for someone who doesn't know how? Got the Curry RockJock still sitting in the garage and a trip coming up...

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Old 09-01-2008, 06:42 PM   #2
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It isn't all that hard with the right tools and a big hammer.I am not familiar with the RockJock so is it the same setup as stock only stronger or does it come with the right side steering knuckle so that both rods hook to it or does it hook up like the stock does only closer to the right side?Send a link to the Currie setup if you can!

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Old 09-02-2008, 08:27 AM   #3
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RockJock 4x4 CurrectLync


Probably no big deal, I guess AutoZone would rent me whatever puller I need. I can't screw it up though, my wife wrecked her truck, and I'm not riding my bicycle to the parts store...
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:47 AM   #4
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Yeah I see what your saying. You do not need a puller on tie rods all you need to do is take the castle nut off and smack the thickest point were the joint shaft goes through the sleeve and it will fall right out after a few smacks and it will not hurt a thing.Yes the Lync system will go back on basically the same as the factory came off except for the stabilizer.You will have to use the u-bolt type mount to remount your stabilizer because the Lync setup does not have the flattened mounting area on the shaft like the factory does.
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:36 AM   #5
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Well, after some busted knuckles and some bad words, I went to AutoZone and bought a pickle fork. Wow, much better! System is installed - man, this thing is BEEFY.
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Old 09-07-2008, 08:49 AM   #6
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:30 AM   #7
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I have to get under it and adjust the steering stops, I'll shoot some pics this afternoon, when I get home from work. Kinda scarey, I was backing out of the driveway, and the wheels locked up! I got out and looked, the rim was into the tie rod. I guess with the extra thickness...Anyone have this experience? Think my play tires and wheels would be in danger (more back spacing)?
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Old 09-07-2008, 04:06 PM   #8
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:40 PM   #11
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looks good !!!
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Old 09-07-2008, 09:06 PM   #12
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Just so everyone else knows, after market wheels with the larger backspace, the stock steering limits are just fine. I put my play wheels and tires on, and they don't even get close.
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Old 09-08-2008, 09:51 AM   #13
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We actually did my steering yesterday. Its extreamly simple to do if you measure everything correctly. Did mine 45 miles away, drove it 80mph home, and it was smooth as glass. Used 1.5" x 1/4" DOM tubing with QA1 7/8" teflon injected heims(the good kind).
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Old 09-08-2008, 11:49 AM   #14
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Make sure you get the front end aligned..
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Make sure you get the front end aligned..
OR...if you know what you're doing, you can align it yourself
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OR...if you know what you're doing, you can align it yourself
Yup...If you know what you are doing, have the tools and patience or your name is Jerry Bransford

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well...it had been driving fine, i DID take it and get it professionally aligned(and tires rotated-since it was free), and on my drive back from the alignment it shook violently. i took it back and they rebalanced the tires thinking that was the problem...
there is some binding it sounds like when i turn right. i was thinking it was a u joint...or maybe the ball joints...but i found out i can shake my factory track bar a little at the passenger side.
any recomendations on what i should tackle first?
(its not the heims binding, but i will be ordering some misalignment spacers for it just to be safe)
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I'd probably stick with a bushing at the axle end for the track bar. Heims are great for flex and movement but you want as secure a connection as possible at the axle end.

Thats all I've got to recommend. I've never had heims at the axle/trackbar end so I can't be certain. But, I've had bushings go bad and even just a SLIGHT movement from a worn out bushing causes violent death wobble. Heims are good for slow rockKrawling and trailer only rigs.

Congrats though and it looks great!
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:05 PM   #19
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my trackbar is still a rubber bushing(still factory). i guess ill take a crack at it and see it it fixes anything...
it steers great though
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symptom update: 30mph+ whenever i hit a bump or hole is when it occurs. i can feel it start to shimmy through the steering wheel right before it gets REEEAL bad.

ok, i have about 1/16" of play in the trackbar(up and down) at the axle mount. my passerger side u joint also has a smidge of play to it (more than the driver side). im going to replace the u joint in the morning with a new one from autozone and see if that dosent help...

thanks for your advice by the way

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