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Old 03-12-2012, 04:10 AM   #1
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Question about installing my Currie Currectlync

Hey all. The guy in the brown truck dropped off my new Currie Curectlync system the other day. Am i correct that i will have to put my original pitman arm back on in order to install it? I thought i heard that somewhere but want to verify so I can get all my s**t together for the install. Thanks.

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Your steering linkage doesn't care about what pitman arm you're using. What does matter is that the drag link and track bar mounting points are parallel AND that you don't get any interference or binding. Have you dropped your track bar mounting point at the frame? If not, then yeah, you need the stock pitman arm. Regardless, I'm not a fan of dropping the mounting points on a TJ. Too much leverage on the stock track bar frame mount and too much interference during up travel, requiring excessive bump stop length.

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Thinking about picking up the Currie as well. I went with the Rugged Ridge HD steering and it sucks. Major dead spot in the steering and it creates darting and diving all over the place. A few different posts say the currie will eliminate this.
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Your steering linkage doesn't care about what pitman arm you're using. What does matter is that the drag link and track bar mounting points are parallel AND that you don't get any interference or binding. Have you dropped your track bar mounting point at the frame? If not, then yeah, you need the stock pitman arm. Regardless, I'm not a fan of dropping the mounting points on a TJ. Too much leverage on the stock track bar frame mount and too much interference during up travel, requiring excessive bump stop length.

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I run the Currie steering with a Drop pitman arm, because I also run a drop bracket for my front track bar.
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Thinking about picking up the Currie as well. I went with the Rugged Ridge HD steering and it sucks. Major dead spot in the steering and it creates darting and diving all over the place. A few different posts say the currie will eliminate this.
If you're running a dropped Pitman arm, you can blame that "darting and diving" on that. Only replacing the dropped Pitman arm with the non-dropped OE Pitman arm will cure that problem which is known as 'bump steer'.

Currie's steering kit is outstanding but it won't cure bump steer which is caused by problems caused elsewhere... like using a dropped Pitman arm when one should not have been installed which is most of the time.
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There is a 4" Full traction lift on the vehicle which did come with a drop bracket for track bar mount along with the drop pitman arm. Just thought I read somewhere that it was necessary to have the stock pitman for this setup. Have not opened the box yet to see what Currie says but will be when I get back home in a few days. Thanks guys.
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I just installed my Currie steering system this week. There was a good YouTube video for the install. The only problem I had was I had to grind off two two rod end bolts that were frozen on. You can check out my build thread I just updated last night with the install pictures. PM if you have any questions.

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