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Old 07-30-2008, 02:00 AM   #1
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Upgrading steering linkage

I'm looking for any sugesstions on upgrading my steering linkage. I've got a 4" full traction lift with 33"s and figured my stock tie rods would go out sooner or later and they have. passenger's side is clicking. I not looking to spend too much money but would like something a little more rugged. let me what you think. thanks

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Old 07-30-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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http://www.quadratec.com/products/56118_102.htm

http://www.quadratec.com/products/56116_200.htm


Those were the two that I was looking at the other day. I think I am in the same boat except I think at the same time, I am going to tie rod, track bar, steering stabilizer. You beat me too the post.

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I went with the Currie system ................. nice set up
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Old 07-30-2008, 12:11 PM   #4
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I recommend the Currie... much much stronger. Its solid hardened steel vs the Rugged one which is DOM.

A local jeeper recently installed the rugged last week... first time out with the new steering and he bent the tie rod and he's having it sleeved.

I have had the currie for about 3 yrs now and its been great
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Currie. It keeps the OEM geometry and is much beefier than stock.
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I recommend the Currie... much much stronger. Its solid hardened steel vs the Rugged one which is DOM.

A local jeeper recently installed the rugged last week... first time out with the new steering and he bent the tie rod and he's having it sleeved.

I have had the currie for about 3 yrs now and its been great
I was just about to say this myself Ben. Good thing you jumped in earlier. The Rugged Ridge setup does look appealing, but I just don't think that .25 wall tie rod is big enough to handle any kind of decent wheeling. Our buddy might say he landed on it pretty hard, but he really didn't.

The Currie is a good setup, but you can find it cheaper than QTech.
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Old 07-31-2008, 11:27 AM   #7
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If your trying to save some cash and want something more middle of the road, Big Daddy's has a nice tie-rod bar. I think I spent $100 for just the tie-rod bar (minus tie-rods) + free shipping. Nice people and good service.

http://www.rockcrawler.com/techrepor...erod/index.asp

http://www.4x4rockshop.com/scripts/p...idCategory=150
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BTW - Whatever you buy, make sure you get the front end re-aligned. You'll toast your front tires even if you think you can set it up yourself (like I made the mistake of trying to do). One thread off and you'll chew those tires up big time and it will not handle very well.
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You'll never regret going with the Currie heavy-duty steering upgrade kit. It replaces the tie rod, tie rod ends, and drag link to solid 1.25" DOM steel and it's a very well respected product that holds up on the very toughest trails.
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You'll never regret going with the Currie heavy-duty steering upgrade kit. It replaces the tie rod, tie rod ends, and drag link to solid 1.25" DOM steel and it's a very well respected product that holds up on the very toughest trails.
Jerry, how can you have "solid" 1.25" DOM?

Now my tie rod truly is 1.5" Solid. We've been seeing more bent Currie's out here, but that's only on some of the rigs running nasty trails. I'd still recommend it as the best out of the box steering upgrade for a TJ or YJ.

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