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Old 07-13-2010, 07:31 PM   #1
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Cudos to Crown!

Both Barrie in Maine and I recently purchased the Crown HD steering set-up for our LJs. The Crown steering is heavy duty and is made for Jeeps with under 4" of lift, unlike the Currie. After having the steering on for less than a month both of us noticed some cracking with the rubber boots at the tie rod ends and knuckles. Individually, we each spoke to Shawn, a tech at Crown, who explained that the rubber boots were mistakenly included and that they have been replaced with poly boots. He promptly and at no charge to us sent out four new poly boots Fed Ex express. When a company gives good customer service they deserve recognition for it. Thanks to Shawn and Crown for standing behind their product without giving the customer any grief!

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Both Barrie in Maine and I recently purchased the Crown HD steering set-up for our LJs. The Crown steering is heavy duty and is made for Jeeps with under 4" of lift, unlike the Currie. After having the steering on for less than a month both of us noticed some cracking with the rubber boots at the tie rod ends and knuckles. Individually, we each spoke to Shawn, a tech at Crown, who explained that the rubber boots were mistakenly included and that they have been replaced with poly boots. He promptly and at no charge to us sent out four new poly boots Fed Ex express. When a company gives good customer service they deserve recognition for it. Thanks to Shawn and Crown for standing behind their product without giving the customer any grief!
X2! Very happy with the customer service.

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Old 07-14-2010, 12:39 AM   #3
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Was it a direct swap or did you have to bore out the stock bracket? Ive been looking at upgrading but I have been told that many aftermarket setups require you to bore out the stock bracket which makes it a bitch to go back to a stock setup if you ever choose to do so.
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Was it a direct swap or did you have to bore out the stock bracket? Ive been looking at upgrading but I have been told that many aftermarket setups require you to bore out the stock bracket which makes it a bitch to go back to a stock setup if you ever choose to do so.
It's a direct bolt on swap.
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I wonder if it's any different than the ZJ setup on mine? Is it tube or solid stock like mine?
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Solid, in fact it uses ZJ parts.
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thats great that its all figured out.
and its great to know that crown stands behind their products, and will go the extra step to make things right.
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Does anyone know if the ZJ draglink/tie rod combo can be used on lifts in the 6" range? Obviously, the tie rod shouldn't be a problem, but what about the draglink?
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:46 PM   #9
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Does anyone know if the ZJ draglink/tie rod combo can be used on lifts in the 6" range? Obviously, the tie rod shouldn't be a problem, but what about the draglink?
Crown customer service could probably answer that. I no longer have their # but Old Gus might still have it.
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Nice! So qhat makes it different that the standard ZJ stuff?
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Crown's number is 800-343-9666.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:08 PM   #12
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:09 PM   #13
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Nice! So qhat makes it different that the standard ZJ stuff?
I'm not sure about the ZJ steering but I have heard of people just using the ZJ tie rod and the TJ stock drag link and TREs. The Crown system comes with the ZJ tie rod, a heavier duty drag link and heavy duty TREs - and poly boots. It is optional to get their stabilizer or you can get it without and use a different one. Barrie used theirs and I got an OME stabilizer.

Oh and I think it is cheaper to get the Crown set up rather than piecing together a ZJ one.
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ahh yeah the standard drag links are the same between TJ and ZJ so no upgrade there, I ask bc I have the ZJ setup with Moog parts, nice stuff heavy duty, but the boot on the draglink is getting kinda squishy and I would like to upgrade when I replace it for something beefier if I could...
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I'm not sure about the ZJ steering but I have heard of people just using the ZJ tie rod and the TJ stock drag link and TREs. The Crown system comes with the ZJ tie rod, a heavier duty drag link and heavy duty TREs - and poly boots. It is optional to get their stabilizer or you can get it without and use a different one. Barrie used theirs and I got an OME stabilizer.

Oh and I think it is cheaper to get the Crown set up rather than piecing together a ZJ one.
The problem I see is that the Crown set up is made for lifts that are under 4", right? Or do they make a steering set up that will work with bigger lifts?
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I'm not sure on that , the reason I went with Crown was because I only have ZJV8 front springs. The Currie only works with taller lifts as you know.
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The problem I see is that the Crown set up is made for lifts that are under 4", right? Or do they make a steering set up that will work with bigger lifts?
I'm not sure about that. But The reason I went with it was because I only have 2 3/4" of lift in front. I originally wanted the Currie - as did Barrie - but they are only for 4" or more. So I would say if you have 4"+ go with Currie for sure.
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I'm not sure about that. But The reason I went with it was because I only have 2 3/4" of lift in front. I originally wanted the Currie - as did Barrie - but they are only for 4" or more. So I would say if you have 4"+ go with Currie for sure.
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Sorry to bring it up but do you have a link? I cant seem to find this setup online.

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