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Old 03-10-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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ZJ Tie rod Upgrade and Alignment

I had slightly bent my factory tie rod and decided to replace it with the ZJ tie rod. It was easy to swap out and then I did my own alignment for the first time which was pretty easy also.

I thought about upgrading to the Currie system but it was a little out of the budget at this time. I bent the factory tie rod on the drivers side out wheeling hitting it on a rock. So I opted for the ZJ upgrade instead of replacing the factory one. Just thought I would share.

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im hoping to get mine done tomarrow, ive had all the parts for about a month now, just no time to do it......

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Old 03-10-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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what parts were needed for the swap, heard about this swap alot just wounding.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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what parts were needed for the swap, heard about this swap alot just wounding.
heres everything you need to know.....

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Old 03-10-2012, 08:54 PM   #5
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Money well spent!
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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thanks for the help greatly appreciated
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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ha ha I've had the parts for about a month to and will hopefully install in a couple days. I bought all the moog parts from amazon, I think it was around 110 with free shipping!
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i also found this for anyone else who is look for this mod
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:34 AM   #10
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Shipping was about $18...bringing the total to $94 at mud-n-rocks.
Amazon has the same Omix system as mud-n-rocks for $83 with free shipping. How does Omix-Ada compare with Moog? $83 is a good $20-$25 savings over buying the all Moog parts set up from advance auto.
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If you shop around, you can get the Crown HD Steering kit for under $150. Does the Moog kit include the drag link? When I priced it on Amazon it was rather expensive compared to the tie rod. A couple of members on this forum have stated that Moog's quality is gone down. By the way, make sure you get decent dust boots if you go with the Crown kit because theirs have been known to prematurely crack.
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If you shop around, you can get the Crown HD Steering kit for under $150. Does the Moog kit include the drag link? When I priced it on Amazon it was rather expensive compared to the tie rod. A couple of members on this forum have stated that Moog's quality is gone down. By the way, make sure you get decent dust boots if you go with the Crown kit because theirs have been known to prematurely crack.
From what I understand the drag link on the TJ is the same as the one on the V8 ZJ so it isn't an upgrade.
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You're right! I got since I was replacing everything else. The Crown kit comes with the drag link. I think the Currie kit comes with a heavy duty drag link.

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From what I understand the drag link on the TJ is the same as the one on the V8 ZJ so it isn't an upgrade.
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You're right! I got since I was replacing everything else. The Crown kit comes with the drag link. I think the Currie kit comes with a heavy duty drag link.
The currie kit does come with a new heavy draglink and it is a beefy setup (I just saw it in person last Monday). I can't decide if I want to run what I have now and save for the currie kit or pick up the ZJ upgrade and run it till I can get the currie kit and then try and sell the ZJ upgrade to recoup some of the cost.
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That sounds like a good idea. If you do it yourself, you won't be out on the labor. I was trying to solve the DW problem, so I went the cheapest route.
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The ZJ is a great upgrade. I had it on my Rubi until a few weeks ago when I upgraded to 35s. Then I went with the Currie Currectlync. The Currie system is a big improvement over the ZJ. Im my opinion if you are running 33s or smaller and are NOT into heavy Trails/Mudding/Rocks/Climbing ect the ZJ is great choice.
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I finally got mine done today, was a huge difference over the stock on, its alot beefier.....
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I'm still running the stock set up on 37's so anything would be an upgrade. Just haven't "needed" to replace anything yet.
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get the TJ drag link...i bought a ZJ drag link to go with my ZJ tie rod..the ZJ drag link IS a little different..it has a bend toward the drop pitman arm, and was told it would bend after some offroading..it is a big misconception that the zj drag link is the same as the tj..it is not!!!

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