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Old 08-09-2014, 09:25 AM   #1
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Steering Upgrade on Lifted TJ

Hey guys,

Last year, I put a 3" lift kit on my 2005 TJ, along with a new Currie trackbar. There were no death wobble symptoms at all, and it drove quite smoothly.

Fast forward to yesterday - I just got done replacing the clutch and taking the car out on a test drive. I hit a bumpy road at about 50mph and I got the death wobble (had to come to a complete stop on the highway by pulling over). I don't believe this is related to clutch job I just did, but mentioning just in case you guys know of any correlation.

So I've decided to replace my tie rod ends but am thinking of getting the Crown HD kit - will I need to make any modifications or can this kit be used directly on a 3" lifted TJ?

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Old 08-09-2014, 09:37 AM   #2
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Are you running OEM-level ball joints? How about your unit bearings? Have either of these been replaced/upgraded? Have you performed the dry steering test? These are components that can wear out that a Currectlync or a Crown Steering kit would not address.

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Are you running OEM-level ball joints? How about your unit bearings? Have either of these been replaced/upgraded? Have you performed the dry steering test? These are components that can wear out that a Currectlync or a Crown Steering kit would not address.
I'm still on the OEM ball joints and have not replaced any items in the steering assembly yet (that is, all are OEM except for the trackbar).

I'll have to do the dry steering test and get back to you.

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I would suspect lower ball joints and the drag link before anything else. Have someone jiggle the wheel back and forth while you look closely at the axle side drag link mount and where the knuckles join to your inner C's. One of them will probably be moving more than it should.
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I'm running Synergy Ball Joints (uppers/lowers).
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Old 08-09-2014, 11:18 AM   #6
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Yes Crown HD will fit. Assuming stock diff cover. Check the track bar mounting hole on the passenger side for being wallowed out. That ultimately fixed a 45 MPH shimmy I had. Jks adjustable or currie would also recenter your axles with that lift.
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Yes Crown HD will fit. Assuming stock diff cover. Check the track bar mounting hole on the passenger side for being wallowed out. That ultimately fixed a 45 MPH shimmy I had. Jks adjustable or currie would also recenter your axles with that lift.

Doh, you've done the track bar. Make sure it's tight. .
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Thanks for all the responses guys!
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Look at the Currie Correctlynk by far and away a better way to go over the Crown HD.
Oh yea, I'd also check hub assemblies, axle shafts and U joints, along with TRE's and ball joints.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:53 AM   #10
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All good advice. Once you narrow it down, shoot me a PM if you would like pricing on either of those kits.

Have a great day!

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