|05-08-2013 03:05 PM|
Anyone know what end's are being used? (tie rod ends)
I have this set up and the ends lasted just over a year. Approx 20k miles. I know there is a dodge tie rod end that people use for the Rubicon Express track bar but it is 3/4'' diameter, these 1 ton steering setups are 7/8''.
|12-19-2011 10:14 PM|
It's as stout of a steering setup as you'll find for the stock knuckle setup. Hell, you won't find a tougher tie rod, period. Moving the tie rod above the axle center line and having perfectly tight, responsive steering are just nice byproducts.
My mild wheeling.
Conclusion: I'm failing to see how weaker tube that's more prone to bending, less responsive output due to tie rod roll, and less clearance under the tie rod make for a superior setup.
|12-19-2011 09:05 PM|
|Irongrave||yeah it was teal the PO painted it a vette blue.|
|12-19-2011 09:02 PM|
I know what needs to be done just curious as why you went under with doing some of the work is all. Nothing wrong with what you did.
Was this on the Teal TJ ya'll picked up?
|12-19-2011 08:27 PM|
For the haters of the inverted T name me a better set up that uses TREs that I can get at any auto parts store and use stock knuckles. IMO this set up handles the road just as well as the stupid Y link set up the factory uses.
There is no stabilizer because they are pointless to run. I can't stand them myself.
Currie's set up is all right for mild wheeling. But I have quite a few friends that have gone to either heim or this style 1 ton joint steering after joint issues and the cost of replacement parts from currie.
For going OTK you need to move the sway bar brackets and message the coil buckets along with the track bar mount. we wanted simple upgrade from a worn out stock set up.
|12-19-2011 02:32 PM|
|ipleadda2nd||Thanks for the write-up! I wish I saw more of these.|
|12-19-2011 09:33 AM|
|Imped||Yeah it's beefy but unless it's heat treated chromolly, you'll be surprised at how easy it'll bend.|
|12-18-2011 09:17 PM|
After researching the inverted T.
I wouldnt run it, nonetheless it looks nice and beefy but that design is known to have poor handling characteristics.
|12-18-2011 08:50 PM|
That's what I was wondering. I wonder how the ride is without one...
|12-18-2011 08:05 PM|
|Imped||Ah, the good old "upgrade" inverted T.|
|12-18-2011 07:14 PM|
|Ageless Stranger||It looks like a nice setup to me. My only question is where's the steering stabilizer?|
|12-18-2011 07:08 PM|
|Gary2||Rugged Ridge steering review - JeepForum.com|
|12-18-2011 03:44 PM|
Nice! Looks a lot like my Rugged Ridge set up.
Pretty soon there will be a bunch of haters in this thread telling you that you should've gotten the Currie steering...
Rugged Ridge steering review - JeepForum.com
|12-18-2011 03:38 PM|
|distortedtj||Since drilling out the knuckle and using inserts, why not flip the tres and run them hysteer style?|
|12-18-2011 02:51 PM|
|Ageless Stranger||Nice writeup. I'd never heard of this product, only ever heard of Currie's steering upgrade. I looks nice and beefy on there.|
|12-18-2011 02:42 PM|
|Gary2||I'd give Currie's steering a good look before ya lay down that kind of money for that kind of steering set up. I have had both and in the not to distant future you will be wondering why you have play in the steering no older than it is .|
|12-17-2011 09:02 PM|
|00tj2||Will you stop showing off...... Haha, how are things irongrave..... I was thinking a lower westchester meet up would be good one night....maybe somewhere in the middle....pm me and let me know what you think....plus I want to pick your brain about some things.....including that steering set-up.....looks great....|
|12-17-2011 03:57 PM|
|Irongrave||it took about 4 hours or so with 2 of us to do the install. most of that time was drilling the knuckles and doing the alignment|
|12-17-2011 02:34 PM|
|solman||Nice write up. I need to get one of these kits.|
|12-17-2011 02:09 PM|
TJ 1 ton steering install guide
My dad and I picked up a 1 ton steering conversion for his TJ to replace the stock tie rods and drag links.
Serious Steering, A better 1 Ton upgrade for your Jeep. (84-01 XJ, 97-06 TJ, 93-98 ZJ)***INSERTS INCLUDED*** : Serious Offroad Products, To get there, you need to Get Serious
Came with all the TREs 3 tapered inserts for the knuckles and pitman arm.
Step 1 lock the steering wheel
Step 2 place jack stands under the axle and remove tires Now is a good time to measure from knuckle to knuckle to roughly set the new tie rod
Step 3 remove the stock steering stabilizer from the axle
Step 4 remove the 3 tie rod ends, both knuckles and from the pitman arm
Step 5 now the fun part, drilling the knuckles and pitman arm. We started by drilling them out to 5/8ths then stepped it up from there. to 7/8ths for the inserts. A corded drill and new bits are highly recommended.
Step 6. after drilling the knuckle and pitman arm out to 7/8ths install the new tie rod with the tapered inserts. keeping the same amount of thread showing on both sides. tighten down the castle nuts and install codder pins. Do not tighten the jam nuts on the TREs yet.
Step 7. Install the new drag link starting with the pitman arm side followed by the tie rod side. along with the castle nuts and codder pins. Grease all of the TREs now
Step 8. remount the wheels with the axle still on the jack stands and align the tie rod. 1/16th to 1/8th toe in. (a professional alignment may still be necessary) once its aligned remove the jack stands and have the jeep resting on its own weight again. tighten the jam nuts at this time
Step 9. Unlock and recenter the steering wheel. Adjust the drag link untill the tires are straight. then tighten the jam nuts down.
Step 10. clean up and test drive make sure it tracks well and steering wheel is where you would like it. check all joints again and make sure they are tight