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Old 09-30-2013, 02:56 PM   #181
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Dude Moog and Duralast are one in the same. Moog is nothing special, its name bears no meaning in terms of quality anymore, lol.
$170 out the door... get it all done tonight... only day off for 2 weeks... hmmm

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Old 09-30-2013, 02:59 PM   #182
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DS1312 for ZJ tie rod ES3096 for the Tie rod ends(2 of em if doing new draglink), ES2079S(2 of em if doing new draglink) for the adjuster sleeves, then whatever the part # is for the STOCK TJ draglink.........and voila new steering system. Make sure you also use your free Autozone rewards card, this purchase basically saves you 20-30 bucks by using the card too.



EDIT: Yeah just found my Autozone receipt. $140 bucks, 2 new TRE's, 2 adjuster sleeves, 1 TJ draglink and 1 ZJ tierod......$140 with rewards card. Then $160 for my MC TB........$300 complete new front end........damn cheap upgrade.

How much for the Correctlync tierod/draglink setup alone? I would never waste the coin on Currie's setup for 35's or smaller. But for bigger rigs, no question about it.

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:09 PM   #183
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DS1312 for ZJ tie rod ES3096 for the Tie rod ends(2 of em if doing new draglink), ES2079S(2 of em if doing new draglink) for the adjuster sleeves, then whatever the part # is for the STOCK TJ draglink.........and voila new steering system. Make sure you also use your free Autozone rewards card, this purchase basically saves you 20-30 bucks by using the card too.



EDIT: Yeah just found my Autozone receipt. $140 bucks, 2 new TRE's, 2 adjuster sleeves, 1 TJ draglink and 1 ZJ tierod......$140 with rewards card. Then $160 for my MC TB........$300 complete new front end........damn cheap upgrade.

How much for the Correctlync tierod/draglink setup alone? I would never waste the coin on Currie's setup for 35's or smaller. But for bigger rigs, no question about it.
AutoZone must have changed prices... totaled all that up... $210...
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:11 PM   #184
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AutoZone must have changed prices... totaled all that up... $210...
Including TJ drag link? Using the base "valuecraft" adjuster sleeves?
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:13 PM   #185
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whats wrong with your current drag link? no need to replace it unless there is an issue
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:20 PM   #186
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whats wrong with your current drag link? no need to replace it unless there is an issue
Has shot end on outer side. pitman arm side is ok. but have to get a new drag link because it on the outer... great way for them to get you to buy the most expensive part :-p
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:20 PM   #187
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whats wrong with your current drag link? no need to replace it unless there is an issue
Noone is saying there is anything wrong with it.......just comparing notes on pricing on parts.
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4586shaggy, what does the RC instructions say about drilling out the existing front trackbar bracket...since you don't have an adjustable TB yet? (I know for 3" springs, the new holes need to be drilled 3/4" from the oem hole)
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Old 09-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #189
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4586shaggy, what does the RC instructions say about drilling out the existing front trackbar bracket...since you don't have an adjustable TB yet? (I know for 3" springs, the new holes need to be drilled 3/4" from the oem hole)
Not a thing...
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This is the instruction for relocating the hole for 3" springs and using the stock trackbar...I am just concerned that is might be related to your issues. But maybe its not necessary for 2.5" springs, I don't know.

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Old 09-30-2013, 04:49 PM   #191
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This is the instruction for relocating the hole for 3" springs and using the stock trackbar...I am just concerned that is might be related to your issues. But maybe its not necessary for 2.5" springs, I don't know.

Technically its needed for anything over 2".....but if the OP is getting the MC trackbar I wouldn't be drilling anything and wait for it.
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All the tie rod/drag link components are in the mail. should be on by the end of the week... once they are on, quick alignment, and see how we are looking... hopefully i don't need the track bar IMMEDIATELY, christmas, son's birthday, lots of other non-wallet friendly things coming up...
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All the tie rod/drag link components are in the mail. should be on by the end of the week... once they are on, quick alignment, and see how we are looking... hopefully i don't need the track bar IMMEDIATELY, christmas, son's birthday, lots of other non-wallet friendly things coming up...
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:53 AM   #194
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In the mean time, as long as the mounting hole isn't all mangled, can i rebuild the bushings to get me by until i can get the MC track bar? would that even be worth it?
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In the mean time, as long as the mounting hole isn't all mangled, can i rebuild the bushings to get me by until i can get the MC track bar? would that even be worth it?
No, not worth it. Either replace the stock trackbar(Which is about $120 at Autozone)or upgrade it with the MC one($150). Which is why its a no brainer. Best bet is to suck it up and grab the MC trackbar. Considering how cheap it is, Id just get it and be done with it. Sell a few things laying around the house on CL and be done with it.
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No, not worth it. Either replace the stock trackbar(Which is about $120 at Autozone)or upgrade it with the MC one($150). Which is why its a no brainer. Best bet is to suck it up and grab the MC trackbar. Considering how cheap it is, Id just get it and be done with it. Sell a few things laying around the house on CL and be done with it.
Already have my old sound system too big to go in jeep, and my rc car on CL...
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #197
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Already have my old sound system too big to go in jeep, and my rc car on CL...
Drag link came in today. Still waiting for all the tie rod ends... getting impatient. I wanna drive my jeep! MC track bar hopefully before too long...
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Well, it took some doing... but MC track bar is in the mail...
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There ya go man! Good stuff on the way.
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Ok, getting everything ready to go for when the last of the tie rod ends come in. I got everything off, EXCEPT for the TRE that connects to the pitman arm... is this a tapered bolt? i tried to pickle forks, i tried heat, i tried PB, i tried a BFH, but its not coming out... i know a pitman arm puller could snap it out, but there is no way of getting the puller in there without pulling the actual pitman arm...
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Mine came out fairly easy with an inexpensive ball joint press. Hard to situate it properly but it worked.
Regarding the MC trackbar. Excellent choice. Make sure that you double-check the MC hardware before you install! The most recent review posted for that trackbar on their site is mine. I'm not the only one who experienced this, not a really big deal but be aware of that. Scroll down and read it... you'll know what I mean: TJ/LJ Jeep Wrangler Solid Chromoly Front Track Bar
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Mine came out fairly easy with an inexpensive ball joint press. Hard to situate it properly but it worked.
Regarding the MC trackbar. Excellent choice. Make sure that you double-check the MC hardware before you install! The most recent review posted for that trackbar on their site is mine. I'm not the only one who experienced this, not a really big deal but be aware of that. Scroll down and read it... you'll know what I mean: TJ/LJ Jeep Wrangler Solid Chromoly Front Track Bar
Thanks for the advice man. Heading to harbor freight to pick up the press. I think I saw it online when I was trolling last night to find a way to pop it out. Like 20 bux.
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Mine came out fairly easy with an inexpensive ball joint press. Hard to situate it properly but it worked.
Similar to this http://www.harborfreight.com/3-4-qua...tor-99849.html
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That would also probably work well to remove oem swaybar links.
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That would also probably work well to remove oem swaybar links.
Worked like a champ. Although I think with as much pressure as it took to turn the darn rachet, I worked harder than the puller but it's all out waiting for new ends
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All the new tie rod ends are in and greased up. MC track bar will be in by next Wednesday. Until then the death wobble is basically gone. I will get it very slightly but it will correct itself within a matter of seconds. Hopefully will go away completely once new track bar is in.
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Mine came out fairly easy with an inexpensive ball joint press. Hard to situate it properly but it worked.
Regarding the MC trackbar. Excellent choice. Make sure that you double-check the MC hardware before you install! The most recent review posted for that trackbar on their site is mine. I'm not the only one who experienced this, not a really big deal but be aware of that. Scroll down and read it... you'll know what I mean: TJ/LJ Jeep Wrangler Solid Chromoly Front Track Bar
Just got it in. Bolt is fine, guess I was a lucky one. As far as adjustments, I have about 2" of lift in the front 3" in rear, should I just adjust it to 3/4" longer than stock since rough country instructs to the stock hole over that far if using the stock track bar? Or just put it in and adjust til tires are centered?
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Just got it in. Bolt is fine, guess I was a lucky one. As far as adjustments, I have about 2" of lift in the front 3" in rear, should I just adjust it to 3/4" longer than stock since rough country instructs to the stock hole over that far if using the stock track bar? Or just put it in and adjust til tires are centered?
Your jounce bumpers should be centered on the bump pads.

This post you made is confusing. But assuming 2" lift in front(which springs you using?), just have the MC TB screwed all the way in as far as it will go. You should be nearly perfectly centered.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #209
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Your jounce bumpers should be centered on the bump pads.

This post you made is confusing. But assuming 2" lift in front(which springs you using?), just have the MC TB screwed all the way in as far as it will go. You should be nearly perfectly centered.
Sorry, advertised lift was 2.5" at all 4 corners. Actual lift was 2" in front 3" in rear. Rough country progressive rate.
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Sorry, advertised lift was 2.5" at all 4 corners. Actual lift was 2" in front 3" in rear. Rough country progressive rate.
Which is fine.......you want rake anyway. At abot 2" lift in front just thread heim in as far as it will go on MC tb and you should be centered nearly perfectly.

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