ZJ Tie rod Swap or Aftermarket? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-17-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 3
ZJ Tie rod Swap or Aftermarket?

On the fence on which way to go. I have 35's on my TJ and was looking to upgrade the front steering a little bit this year. I use this as my daily, and go to an off road park a few times a year. I mainly do the hills/trails part no Rocks. Is going the ZJ TRE route a good idea of a weekend warrior like myself, or is the Currie Set up my best route?

Thanks for any advice, or input

KnightSRT is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2013, 12:00 PM   #2
screwystewy's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 198
I have the zj setup on my jeep now..it has given me zero problems and is a upgrade from stock but as soon as something wears out im ditching it and going for the currie setup. If i were in your shoes id get the currie and call it a day instead of buying twice like im gonna do

screwystewy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 216
Im installing the ZJ tierod this weekend along with my lift.
Huelsmma is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2013, 12:50 PM   #4

WF Supporting Member
GoldenSahara00's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: SCPA
Posts: 16,570
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig.
Bolt-ons are boring
My Build - http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/pr...a00-74622.html
Rausch Creek Trip: 2014 Trip Coming Soon
GoldenSahara00 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
larjeep's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: new jersey
Posts: 1,035
The zj set up is well worth it for about $100. The currie is over 400. You will not be sorry with the zj. I run it and its great.
larjeep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2013, 07:06 PM   #6
Creepy Crawler

WF Supporting Member
BLK00TJ's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3,194
For 35s and wheeling, I'd go above ZJ. I've had a ZJ tie rod with 33s for a few months and will be upgrading to aluminum alloy next weekend. The ZJ tie rods are only slightly stronger than stock. The good thing about them is it is easier to bend them back if they do bend.
Wheel. Break/Test. Repair/Upgrade. Repeat
BLK00TJ's YouTube Channel -- BLK00TJ's Build
BLK00TJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #7
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 916
In did run the ZJ but got tired of the weak TRE's or maybe it is because of them not working at the best angles when used on a lifted Jeep. I have since went with Currie again not so much for the 1.25 diameter arms but the much larger TRE and a design that puts the TREs at their optimum working angles on lifted Jeeps. I had Currie steering on my last TJ for about 10 years and thought I would save money on this TJ and went with ZJ TR . I didn't save anything as now it sits in the corner waiting to be reinstalled the day I sell this Jeep.
05 TJ Rubicon 3" BDS, Bilstein 5100, Currie Currectlync , Savvy arms/Metalcloak Duroflex joints, Rokmen BL, 33"Cooper STT's, Mc Track Bar
03 Dodge Ram Reg Cab Short bed ,Hemi , 3" lift ,35" BFG ,Bilstein 5100 ,Super Chips ,
Gary2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-17-2013, 08:56 PM   #8
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 216
Oh well i only paid $70 for the zj kit. Heck my jeep hasnt seen offroad yet, only had her a month and will be running 33s

Huelsmma is offline   Quote Quick Reply

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC