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Old 07-14-2013, 11:21 PM   #1
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M.O.R.E Steering Kit

Anyone have much experience with the M.O.R.E steering kit? Jeep YJ Wrangler 87-95 Steering Correction Kit (STAGE ONE) from Mountain Off-Road (M.O.R.E.)

I have a Rustys HD tie rod (inherited with the Jeep) and the tie rod end stripped out and popped out while driving down the road. Trying to decide if I just get a new TRE from Rustys or take this as a chance for an upgrade. I called Currie and they recommended M.O.R.E but I can't find any write ups or threads about the kit.

Here is a pic of my TRE that doesn't have that many miles on it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:21 AM   #2
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Wow, that's crazy that it just slipped out, I owned Rusty's OTK kit w/ greaseable hem's and have nothing but good things to say about it. Could The lock nut have been loose? The MORE kit looks pretty awesome, but the only issue I see with it is the non-greaseable hem joints if you only use It as a trail rig no biggie. But if it's used on the road or as a D.D. you would definitely want them greased.

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Old 07-15-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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I don't believe it was loose. I am pretty religious in checking and greasing everything. That is a great catch on those joints not being serviceable. It is very much a trail rig and DD. My other fear is if the drag link mounts at a new angle on the knuckle how do I get the track bar to match angles and not get bump steer.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:59 PM   #4
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That's one of the things I liked most about the kit is there is virtually no angle to it. Which means no bump steer, the greater the angle the greater the bump steer. You should ask them how much more for the kit to include serviceable joints.
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
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I guess that is the part I don't get. The current angle of my track bar and drag link are almost identical. So if the drag link changes and connects to the top of the knuckle (drastically reducing the angel) the new angle will not match the track bar angle anymore. Maybe my understanding of bump steer is flawed at it isn't a correlation between drag link and track bar. Maybe I am thinking through this wrong so any enlightenment would be great. I tried calling M.O.R.E today but couldn't hook up with them, but will try again tomorrow.

I also called Rusty's about the bad TRE and didn't get much more than a part number where I could buy a replacement at my local parts store. My first and only experience with Rusty's was a little lack luster.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:57 AM   #6
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The track bars only job is to try and keep the wheels lined up evenly between the wheel well's whether traveling down the road or going over bumps. Bump steer is mainly caused when the steering stabilizer isn't enough or the steering linkage angles become to great hence the use of a drop pitman arm, flip kit, otk, or the set-up MORE uses. All of these bring the angles back closer to stock like before the lift.

Sorry about your experience with rusty's they are a lil different down south, haha..If you call them again see if you can't talk to Rusty himself..It's been a while since I've delt with them, but obviously he's the guy you wanna talk to.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:09 AM   #7
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I'm thinking about just going this route for now Jeep Dana 30 Axle High Steer Kit Flips Tie Rod Dual Kit and Tie Rod Boots | eBay
I've used them in the past and they work well, besides being the most affordable, only problem is you have to drill out 3/4 inch which can be a real pita. But so can spending $100's to achieve the same out come I guess.

If I where you I'd prolly weld in (by a certified welder) what you have that stripped so that you still have adjustment on one side. And do the cheaper insert flip kit, otk. And then just make sure you have a good HD stabilizer installed like this one Skyjacker HD Replacement Steering Stabilizer 7003 Jeep Wrangler | eBay
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Thanks for the advice that helps. The good thing is I haven't told my wife the cost on fixing it yet. So my I still have options because she has no clue about this stuff.
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Talked to Steve at M.O.R.E and turned out his kit is more for a Jeep with a SOA which is why it wasn't making sense for me. Time to start over again, since the Rusty's tie rod is crapped out and a new TRE wouldn't even thread into it.
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Old 07-18-2013, 02:40 AM   #10
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You could always weld a 2-3" coupler bolt on the end to give ya new thread. The trick would be machining the two end to fit properly and getting nice weld of course.

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