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Mclaughlin_1234 02-23-2012 04:57 PM

ZJ Tie rod Swap
 
Is the ZJ Tie Rod swap just a direct bolt on? No modification

DevilDogDoc 02-23-2012 07:44 PM

Yes, yes it is.

Diverdown87 02-24-2012 11:05 AM

To add another question to this. Since the ZJ tie rod is a direct bolt in and an excellent upgrade what is a comparable drag link? I know the DL from the ZJ is the exact same as what is on the TJ now. I would like a bit more strength in the dl as well.

DevilDogDoc 02-24-2012 11:15 AM

Currie is the only better DL I can think of.

Zinger 02-24-2012 11:51 AM

Have you looked at Kevin's Off Road?

U-Turn XJ/ZJ/TJ Repl. Tie Rod / Drag Link Kit [KOR-9209] - $649.97 : KevinsOffRoad.com - Hard-KOR Jeep Accessories for Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, Commander, Liberty, and Cherokee

Also here is a write up on the ZJ swap:

TJ Tie Rod Swap

Badass_TJ 02-24-2012 12:07 PM

Im getting ready to do this upgrade, I got all the parts sitting on the floor board of jeep just havent installed them yet. I ordered mine thru advanced auto parts online, they were running a promo but i think it might of expired, there might be another promo code "visa" i think it might of been. search the forum youll find it. its a pretty good discount and free shipping. i think someone said they got all the parts for $110 shipped.. I paid $137 shipped. All moog parts.
As far as the drag link, im gonna leave my stock one, its already a solid rod, imo i think it will be fine.

TheTJRod 02-24-2012 12:33 PM

The drag link is not the problem and is strong enough for most Jeeps with big tires. Before you remove your stock tie rod, measure the distance between the grease zerks and setup the replacement at the same measurement. That will get you real close to make the alignment easier.

Do a google product search for "v8 ZJ tie rod" you might be surprised just how cheap the upgrade can be.

ipleadda2nd 02-24-2012 04:24 PM

A setup like that will add strength to DL and TR, but will create bumpsteer. I'm not sure how they can claim "minimal "bump steer", if at all, because we paid attention to the angles ". If you look at their picture all the angles look like they will create bumpsteer.

Diverdown87 02-24-2012 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zinger (Post 2069785)

Yeah see I just cannot justify to myself spending $650 for that. The ZJ tie rod is only going to run me $7 from the boneyard.

DevilDogDoc 02-24-2012 06:46 PM

My would one buy that great big steaming pile of poo when the benchmark Currie can be had for $100 less with the upgraded Savvy tierod?

Redsand 02-25-2012 01:21 AM

ive got this beast, its not going to bend
IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Heavy Duty Tie Rod

jgorm 02-25-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redsand (Post 2072204)
ive got this beast, its not going to bend
IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Heavy Duty Tie Rod

But it still uses the small stock tie rod ends.:nonono:

Arch Stanton 02-25-2012 10:15 AM

I bought the Crown HD Tie Rod Kit, but in hindsight I'd probably go with Moog. One of the members on this forum found a good deal on Moog ZJ tie rod, TRE's, and drag link from Advance Autoparts.

nmtj 02-25-2012 09:24 PM

I have all the Moog parts sitting in my room. Waiting till it warms up and have a whole day off. I bought all the parts from amazon, it was around 112 and it ships free. The ends came with new hardware too!

doclouie 02-25-2012 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nmtj (Post 2074745)
I have all the Moog parts sitting in my room. Waiting till it warms up and have a whole day off. I bought all the parts from amazon, it was around 112 and it ships free. The ends came with new hardware too!

That would be great if you could post the amazon part numbers for everyone.

terminator012 02-25-2012 10:08 PM

I am About to do all this to mine. I am considering getting this kit,


Currie Enterprises CJ Axle Parts

DevilDogDoc 02-25-2012 10:59 PM

^^^ thats the one you want right there. Get it cheaper from Savvy Offroad

opcocrg 02-25-2012 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nmtj (Post 2074745)
I have all the Moog parts sitting in my room. Waiting till it warms up and have a whole day off. I bought all the parts from amazon, it was around 112 and it ships free. The ends came with new hardware too!

Quote:

Originally Posted by doclouie (Post 2074909)
That would be great if you could post the amazon part numbers for everyone.

Nice find on the amazon parts. It appears you can get pretty close to exactly the same price on either site......

Moog part numbers are:
DS1312
ES3096L
ES2079S

Came to a total of $103.97 with free shipping online at advance using coupon code "VISA" and a total of $105.48 with free shipping on amazon.

doclouie 02-26-2012 02:49 PM

Thanks.

Boston_Bruins30 05-27-2012 10:25 PM

Just did my zj tie rod upgrade. Advance has a promo running for 20 percent off and you get a 50 dollar off your next purchase of 100 or more if you order online. Plus I used the code visa I think the total was around 105 and I picked it up in store that day.

KrzyMoke 05-27-2012 10:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc (Post 2071056)
My would one buy that great big steaming pile of poo when the benchmark Currie can be had for $100 less with the upgraded Savvy tierod?

X2, I'm savin my pennies for that :thumb:

KrzyMoke 05-27-2012 10:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DevilDogDoc (Post 2075125)
^^^ thats the one you want right there. Get it cheaper from Savvy Offroad

PM him for a price quote too :) forget the discount for us here but give him a shout

jeepcritter 07-12-2012 10:57 AM

I'd like to do the zj tie-rod swap, and haven't found any at junk yards. When ordering online at a parts store, does it matter which engine? Also, what all do I need besides the actual rod and the two ends? Will that do it? Thanks.

geiman 07-12-2012 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepcritter (Post 2574724)
I'd like to do the zj tie-rod swap, and haven't found any at junk yards. When ordering online at a parts store, does it matter which engine? Also, what all do I need besides the actual rod and the two ends? Will that do it? Thanks.

Did you read this?

ZJ Tie Rod Conversion

TheTJRod 07-12-2012 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepcritter
I'd like to do the zj tie-rod swap, and haven't found any at junk yards. When ordering online at a parts store, does it matter which engine? Also, what all do I need besides the actual rod and the two ends? Will that do it? Thanks.

It has to be the v8. I found the rite rid in a junk yard for 8 bucks and bought a new TRE for piece of mind. The drag link is the same so don't bother with that.

1jeeplvr 07-12-2012 04:36 PM

Ive heard of issues with the Currie setup with small amounts of lift.I have no experience only heard some people on here talking about it.What about the Crown set up.I heard thats decent.

TheTJRod 07-12-2012 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1jeeplvr
Ive heard of issues with the Currie setup with small amounts of lift.I have no experience only heard some people on here talking about it.What about the Crown set up.I heard thats decent.

The crown setup us the Zj parts

98 tj sport 07-12-2012 06:55 PM

Just just one quick question does this just replace the one on the bottom, what about the one that connects to the pitman arm?

Barrie 07-12-2012 06:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheTJRod (Post 2576146)
The crown setup us the Zj parts

I have been running the Crown set up for three years now, no issues.

LilYeller 07-12-2012 07:07 PM

Im going to have to look into this, will this tighten up the steering a bit? mine feels really loose.


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