What's up with all of the mixed reviews? I've been looking into it and about 50% say it completely sucks and the other 50% say it's awesome. I have a 2" BB with 31" tires and I need a new tie rod. I drive 90% on pavement. The crossover set up seems like a nice HD replacement option. Jerry and rrich we need your input!
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If you love your life or your jeep don't buy the Rugged ridge cross over kit. I had it and it wore out in less then 6 months and that was when I had a 4" lift and it wouldn't work with my 6" lift. Lots of play and no control. I was able to send it back and im using the stock set up until I get the rest of the money for a currie kit
I did the TJ-ZJ tie-rod conversion and have been pleased. The TJ tie rod is hollow tube with smaller tie rod ends. The ZJ tie rod is solid with beefier tie rod ends. Also they are all stock parts that you can pick up at any Napa. I want to say that it cost me all total about $150. Here is the link to Stu Olson's site that I used to walk me through it. ZJ Tie Rod Conversion
Has any used this Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Steering Kit it looks pretty good its priced at $236. if any1 could provied feed back on it i would be much abliged. what ever that means
if you like terribly dangerous steering, a big dead spot and having to turn the wheel 1/2 way around before feeling anything, then the Rugged Ridge junk is for you. the 50% who you found that like it must drive a hammered uhaul truck on a daily basis, or they work for the company (but still won't use it).
if you actually want to upgrade your steering, look at a V8 ZJ setup or the Currie setup.
Cross-over steering kits like that cause geometry issues which only result in severe bump steer on the street. If you want a good solid reliable system that is HIGHLY respected for its ability to withstand severe trail abuse, it's very hard to beat the Currie HD steering system. It's not cheap at nearly $400 but dealers like Savvy Offroad discount that price pretty substantially.
Its biggest benefit after its beefiness is that it doesn't screw up the steering geometry like a cross-over steering kit does which, again, just causes bump steer.
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