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Old 06-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #31
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Only fools stagnate in their knowledge and stick to ignorance through obstinance and stubborness. After I made those posts, I got the pleasure of spending some time discussing the cylinder assist with the owner of PSC in his motorhome at the KOH race. I mentioned "ram" assist and he gently corrected me and I've made it a point to no longer be ignorant.

I was wrong then and now try to be better and having used "ram" for so many years, I still find myself typing and correcting it, but at least I'm trying to learn.
I wasn't calling you wrong, I was just pointing out that you rubbed my nose into something that you had already stepped into. As I posted earlier in this thread or another one I've done research into steering mods, and I've seen your posts on several forums and I respect your knowledge and oppinions. I've built well over 20 off road rigs for my own personal use over the last 15 years or so give or take... I'm not new to this, but I do value educated oppinions as long as they don't take on a high and mighty stance.

I realise that you're an expert in off road steering, and you and I agree on a lot of things like making something work well is more important than figures and geometry on paper...

I build my rigs for performing in the conditions that I wheel in. Right now that includes the sandy beaches of the Outer banks, a good friend of mines private property in Back Bay/Pungo area of Virginia Beach, and the local Jeep Klub I belong to that wheels in Crozet Va....

I don't have a large budget to build with, I understand that there are a lot better options available than what I can afford to pick from, but I'm trying to build the best that I can with the money I can afford to spend, and right now my credit cards are melting from the heat I've been putting on them lately....

If you are willing to volunteer your knowledge and expertise free of charge to me when I'm having issues or I'm trying to decide between two competeing products than I will gladly listen, but if you are only going to chime in after I've made my choice and criticize me or belittle me for making the choice I made I'd appreciate it if you didn't post negative stuff in my thread.

I might be a newb in the online forum dept, but I have over 15 years experience building custom vehicles.

Thanks.

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I wasn't calling you wrong, I was just pointing out that you rubbed my nose into something that you had already stepped into. As I posted earlier in this thread or another one I've done research into steering mods, and I've seen your posts on several forums and I respect your knowledge and oppinions. I've built well over 20 off road rigs for my own personal use over the last 15 years or so give or take... I'm not new to this, but I do value educated oppinions as long as they don't take on a high and mighty stance.
Well, if you can distinguish my wry sense of humor, more than a teeny bit of sarcasm and vast amounts of knowledge on certain subjects from sounding high and mighty, good luck. My dry matter of fact posting style has been very offputting to more than one person that thought he knew something.

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I realise that you're an expert in off road steering, and you and I agree on a lot of things like making something work well is more important than figures and geometry on paper...
I don't know that I'm an expert in offroad steering, but I am exceptionally experienced with the TJ and making it go offroad on about any size tire that works.

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I build my rigs for performing in the conditions that I wheel in. Right now that includes the sandy beaches of the Outer banks, a good friend of mines private property in Back Bay/Pungo area of Virginia Beach, and the local Jeep Klub I belong to that wheels in Crozet Va....

I don't have a large budget to build with, I understand that there are a lot better options available than what I can afford to pick from, but I'm trying to build the best that I can with the money I can afford to spend, and right now my credit cards are melting from the heat I've been putting on them lately....
Yeah, that's a tough place to be because well working durable steering isn't cheap even when you don't go mainstream with proven solutions and the proven solutions are anything but cheap.

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If you are willing to volunteer your knowledge and expertise free of charge to me when I'm having issues or I'm trying to decide between two competeing products than I will gladly listen, but if you are only going to chime in after I've made my choice and criticize me or belittle me for making the choice I made I'd appreciate it if you didn't post negative stuff in my thread.
I'll wait for the full berating and belittlement until you get to know me better. In the meantime, I'll be nicer.

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I might be a newb in the online forum dept, but I have over 15 years experience building custom vehicles.

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I believe that puts you ahead of me in the time game. I've only been doing this since May of 99 when we got our first TJ.

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Old 06-25-2011, 08:13 AM   #33
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Well, if you can distinguish my wry sense of humor, more than a teeny bit of sarcasm and vast amounts of knowledge on certain subjects from sounding high and mighty, good luck. My dry matter of fact posting style has been very offputting to more than one person that thought he knew something.



I don't know that I'm an expert in offroad steering, but I am exceptionally experienced with the TJ and making it go offroad on about any size tire that works.



Yeah, that's a tough place to be because well working durable steering isn't cheap even when you don't go mainstream with proven solutions and the proven solutions are anything but cheap.



I'll wait for the full berating and belittlement until you get to know me better. In the meantime, I'll be nicer.



I believe that puts you ahead of me in the time game. I've only been doing this since May of 99 when we got our first TJ.
Sorry, I don't usually get so thin skinned when people give me a hard time, I guess I just need to harden up a bit. I got your PM with your phone number and I appreciate that you would offer to help, that's pretty cool


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I believe that puts you ahead of me in the time game. I've only been doing this since May of 99 when we got our first TJ.
I'm far from being ahead of anyone, This is my first TJ build. As far as Jeeps go I've owned an 86 CJ7, a 95 YJ, 2 97 TJ's one of which is the TJ I'm building now, an 04 TJ, and an 03 Rubicon which is my current daily driver. The 86 was lifted on 33's when I got it and I just left it like it was. The 95 was lifted on 33's when I got it and I just left it like it was, my first 97 TJ was left stock while I had it, my 04 was left stock while I had it, and my Rubicon is also stock.... So although I've had and wheeled several Jeeps over the years this is my first TJ build.

Over the years I've built 2 Suburbans, a k5 blazer, 2 Broncos, a Chevy Luv, 2 F150's, an F250, and prolly a couple more that I'm forgetting right now. I've done solid axle swaps, high steer conversions, 1 ton running gear upgrades, mulitiple engine swaps and upgrades, and that's just one the 4x4 side of the house. I've also built a few hot rod Camaros (I've owned 7), an Elcamino, a few Mustangs (I've owned 6), an S10 pickup with a 400 small block, and a couple of Trans-ams... On the motorcycle side of the house I've built 6 sport bikes and 3 Harleys. And on the snow mobile side of the house I assisted in building 2 world champion hill climbers.

My expertise is electrical work though, I spent 10 years as a custom automotive electrical mechanic, I've got about 5 years as a profesional electronics tech, and I currently work as a goverment contractor assisting in rewiring US Navy ships and upgrading the old analog ships in converting them to more modern computer controlled systems.

Once again I'm sorry I got thin skinned, and I appreciate that you're willing to help me out
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did you make a conversation piece outta this steering yet?
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:57 AM   #35
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did you make a conversation piece outta this steering yet?
No, I still run it, the only problem I've had so far is one of the tre rubber dust boots busted, I either over tightened it, or I over greased it. I've driven all over town, up to 65-70 mph, and I'm still not running a stabilizer. I haven't experienced any shimmy or wobble.
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I got a PM today asking me about this steering. I realised that I hadn't updated this thread, or part 2 of this thread.

Let me start out by posting this video:



And let me swear on a stack of Bibles that everyone that warned me about this steering was right, and I was wrong. Do not buy this steering unless you like fearing for your life when you drive down the road and don't want to remain in your lane... It worked awesome for me, for all of about a thousand miles, then it just didn't work anymore. It was really weird, it worked fine on my way to work, then on my way home I couldn't keep my Jeep in my own lane unless I sawed the steering wheel back and forth constantly like in the old movies... it sucked!
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Nice update, thanks!
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Nice update, thanks!
No problem, I'm planning on doing a follow up review of the Currie Currectlync steering. It's currently in transit to me and I'll have it installed some time next week hopefully. Everything in my entire front end is brand new with less than a thousand miles on any given part except for my track bar, which has a new bushing on the axle side. The steering gear box is a Remanufactured PSC box, all of my front control arms are Currie, I have the Currie axle housing kit installed as well. The Ball joints are brand new Spicer joints, the unit bearings are brand new Timken assemblies. Currently there is no play at all in any of my front end parts except for the RR steering, even my shocks and springs are brand new as well. I'll post back in this thread when I have the new steering installed so I can confirm or deny one steering over the other in a true back to back comparison.

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