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Old 08-06-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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Heavier tie rod and drag link for 2005 TJ

I want to get a heavier tie rod and drag link for my 2005 TJ and I know some of the Cherokees will fit, but I'm not sure what years.

Anyone know what year Cherokee tie rod and drag link will fit a 2005 TJ?
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Old 08-06-2010, 10:48 AM   #2
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It's the V8 grand Cherokee bits you want I used a 97 but ibthink it's 96-99 that work. The drag link is the same but you want the tie rod, tre, and adjusting sleeve. I got Moog parts from rockauto.com

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Sounds good - Thanks.

I'll head to the junk yard to find one. Sure can't see paying big bucks for new parts when used will be just fine.
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That's cool but I paid $140 for all new Moog parts when I did mine... See what the yard wants for em...
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With 35" tires, have you not considered a really beefy tie-rod/drag link like from Currie? Once you get to that size tire, OE tie rods/drag links even from a JGC are not really up to it if you wheel your TJ on trails tough enough to require 35" tires.
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I got a set from a friend who had his made by a local 4x4 shop. I think I've seen similar in the catalogs as well. mine is huge, even more than I need right now as mine is nore of a daily driver but at least I'll have it when I start building up again. Huge tubes, hiem joints. Love it. He paid the shop about 250 to 300 if I remember correctly. Just cost be a C note.



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That looks pretty hard core, just what I am looking for.
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I got a set from a friend who had his made by a local 4x4 shop. I think I've seen similar in the catalogs as well. mine is huge, even more than I need right now as mine is nore of a daily driver but at least I'll have it when I start building up again. Huge tubes, hiem joints. Love it. He paid the shop about 250 to 300 if I remember correctly. Just cost be a C note.



If its 250-300 its not bad I believe Currie is $360 for their HD Setup
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If its 250-300 its not bad I believe Currie is $360 for their HD Setup
This setup is called a double shear and is commonly used on large tire/axle setups found on most rock crawlers with hydraulic ram steering. It is very strong but because of the use of the rod ends on a daily driver it might cause some negative feedback through the steering wheel. The Grand Cherokee steering system is an upgrade to the stock TJ system but it does not fix the problem with the weak drag link, both the Grand and the TJ use the same one. If you are not going to get a system custom made like the one in the pictures I'd suggest going and getting the Currie system. I've got the Currie on my Jeep and haven't had any steering issues since putting it on over a year ago, it's very stout.
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This setup is called a double shear and is commonly used on large tire/axle setups found on most rock crawlers with hydraulic ram steering. It is very strong but because of the use of the rod ends on a daily driver it might cause some negative feedback through the steering wheel. The Grand Cherokee steering system is an upgrade to the stock TJ system but it does not fix the problem with the weak drag link, both the Grand and the TJ use the same one. If you are not going to get a system custom made like the one in the pictures I'd suggest going and getting the Currie system. I've got the Currie on my Jeep and haven't had any steering issues since putting it on over a year ago, it's very stout.
X2, well said and right on.
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Thanks Jerry,this is the HD setup I was speaking of.
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^^^^Better check with your local law enforcement to see if running a full hydro steering set-up on the street is legal in your area. If it's for the trail only, disregard.
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^^^^Better check with your local law enforcement to see if running a full hydro steering set-up on the street is legal in your area. If it's for the trail only, disregard.
I had my ass handed to me a few years ago by someone I claimed that to when I thought the same thing. It turns out that there is nothing illegal about a full hydro system unless a particular state has a law against it. They are certainly not illegal here in Calif. and the DOT has no law against them. The most likely states that might have something against it would be a few of the Eastern states like VA, MD, or MA that hate nearly anything not stock.
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I had my ass handed to me a few years ago by someone I claimed that to when I thought the same thing. It turns out that there is nothing illegal about a full hydro system unless a particular state has a law against it. They are certainly not illegal here in Calif. and the DOT has no law against them. The most likely states that might have something against it would be a few of the Eastern states like VA, MD, or MA that hate nearly anything not stock.
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