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20082013JK 02-08-2013 01:56 PM

JKU drag link flip kit?
 
Anybody have any thoughts on a drag link flip kit for a JK Unlimited? I have stock knuckles with a 4" Currie lift.
Is a flip kit helpful?
Any particular brands better than others?
Is there a need to replace the drag link itself?

I'd appreciate any input. Thanks!

MikeinMinn 02-08-2013 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by 20082013JK (Post 3339105)
Anybody have any thoughts on a drag link flip kit for a JK Unlimited? I have stock knuckles with a 4" Currie lift.
Is a flip kit helpful?
Any particular brands better than others?
Is there a need to replace the drag link itself?

I'd appreciate any input. Thanks!

I am running a kit from Synergy. It seems to be a good kit. It definitely improved steering feel + my Jeep leans less in corners due to the lift of the track bar too.

AEV's kit works similarly. If you need more strength, you can order the Synergy one as a weld-on. You can also weld on the AEV one. In fact you can get Dynatrac to weld it onto their axle for you if you want.

Yes you will need a new drag link. The stock one has a bend that, when flipped, is bent the wrong way.

Several other brands likely operate similarly. When you flip the DL to the other side of the knuckle, it is up about 3". That means that most are working with similar basic geometry.

20082013JK 02-08-2013 08:05 PM

Currectlync® jk wrangler heavy duty steering system
 
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Has anybody used the Currie
CURRECTLYNC® JK WRANGLER HEAVY DUTY STEERING SYSTEM

It comes with both drag link and tie rod. Any thoughts?

20082013JK 02-08-2013 08:25 PM

$$$
 
Actually, I may skip the Currie. I just saw the price: $1,099.95!

20082013JK 02-10-2013 10:39 AM

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Has anybody out there used the synergy kit for a JK?
Thanks for the input

20082013JK 02-10-2013 11:12 AM

I saw where it says that the Synergy must be used with the Synergy Suspension Jeep JK Front Track Bar Bracket when flipping the drag link to the top of the knuckle.

I have a Currie Front bracket. Would it work with my Currie?
Thanks for the input

MikeinMinn 02-10-2013 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by 20082013JK (Post 3347638)
I saw where it says that the Synergy must be used with the Synergy Suspension Jeep JK Front Track Bar Bracket when flipping the drag link to the top of the knuckle.

I have a Currie Front bracket. Would it work with my Currie?
Thanks for the input

The drag link and tie rod don't attach to the high steer bracket. They attach to the pitman arm and the steering knuckles so the only question is:

Does your Currie bracket lift the track bar about 3"? If so, both the drag link and track bar are being lifted the same amount (the track bar by the bracket; the drag link by being flipped) so it should work just fine because the Currie bracket is doing exactly the same thing that Synergy one does. The only question would be clearances during turning...especially around the stabilizer.

20082013JK 02-10-2013 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by MikeinMinn (Post 3348209)
The drag link and tie rod don't attach to the high steer bracket. They attach to the pitman arm and the steering knuckles so the only question is:

Does your Currie bracket lift the track bar about 3"? If so, both the drag link and track bar are being lifted the same amount (the track bar by the bracket; the drag link by being flipped) so it should work just fine because the Currie bracket is doing exactly the same thing that Synergy one does. The only question would be clearances during turning...especially around the stabilizer.

Thanks for the info. That's what I was thinking.

kjeeper10 02-10-2013 02:54 PM

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Just recently installed Synergy's kit.

Works as advertised.

Only issue was with their flip adapter. The instructions were changed to use a 13/16 drill bit.
People were using 7/8 and oversizing the hole.
Synergy supplied a special adapter for the oversized hole.
The 7/8 drill bit worked for me and still used the original adapter.

20082013JK 02-10-2013 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3348423)
Just recently installed Synergy's kit.

Works as advertised.

Only issue was with their flip adapter. The instructions were changed to use a 13/16 drill bit.
People were using 7/8 and oversizing the hole.
Synergy supplied a special adapter for the oversized hole.
The 7/8 drill bit worked for me and still used the original adapter.

Did you use the track bar mount that they recommend? They recommend their own, but I have the Currie bracket.
Thanks

kjeeper10 02-10-2013 09:43 PM

As long as the mount raises the TB 3" it will work.
I think all the kits raise the TB 3" because the DL flipped equals 3"

I bought the "highsteer" kit. So yes it came with their TB bracket and DL.

suicideking 05-14-2013 03:50 PM

Bumping this thread.

What are the options price wise for an all inclusive kit? I already have a Synergy tie rod, so was thinking of going with theirs.

I saw Evo has a kit for $299. Seems like the best deal.

Rmiller31 05-14-2013 03:59 PM

I'm using the synergy kit with no complaints. Steering is improved and I would definitely recommend it.

kjeeper10 05-14-2013 04:40 PM

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Evo/AEV use a stock rhd drag link. The Synergy kit IMO is the best kit on the market and priced about the same as others.

20082013JK 05-15-2013 11:19 AM

Synergy drag link flip
 
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Here is what I ended up with:

kjeeper10 05-15-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by 20082013JK (Post 3757734)
Here is what I ended up with:

Where's the TB bracket ?

suicideking 05-15-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Rmiller31 (Post 3755623)
I'm using the synergy kit with no complaints. Steering is improved and I would definitely recommend it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3755740)
Evo/AEV use a stock rhd drag link. The Synergy kit IMO is the best kit on the market and priced about the same as others.

Thanks guys! I'm going to order the Synergy. That's what my mod shop recommended too. :thumb:

20082013JK 05-15-2013 04:55 PM

Track bar brackets
 
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3757773)
Where's the TB bracket ?

The track bar has the Teraflex one on the housing and the one on the frame is still there (you may not see it in the photo).

In the photo, the frame is shortened 2" and a lot of the bracketry is cut off. i installed the Poison Spyder BFH stubby bumper and you have to modify the frame a bit.

Eric Eickhoff 10-26-2013 11:27 AM

Does the flipped drag link ever hit the frame at full articulated flex

JTPhoto JK 10-26-2013 12:21 PM

I just installed the AEV draglink flip. My original draglink has 145,000 on it and is still good so I have no concerns running the factory RHD part.
I looked at the synergy flip but from what I saw it did not come with the lower Trackbar bracket so I assume then that kit would have to be purchased separately.

JTPhoto JK 10-26-2013 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Eric Eickhoff (Post 5665673)
Does the flipped drag link ever hit the frame at full articulated flex

That will depend on lift and bumpstop. Draglink flip kits require at least a 3" lift and appropriate bumpstops.

kjeeper10 10-26-2013 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JTPhoto JK (Post 5666537)
That will depend on lift and bumpstop. Draglink flip kits require at least a 3" lift and appropriate bumpstops.

Yes ... You should have already 3" of lift. You have to watch the track bar as well.
Or you can notch the frame and run normal bumpstop and not lose up travel.

kjeeper10 10-26-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by JTPhoto JK (Post 5666473)
I just installed the AEV draglink flip. My original draglink has 145,000 on it and is still good so I have no concerns running the factory RHD part. I looked at the synergy flip but from what I saw it did not come with the lower Trackbar bracket so I assume then that kit would have to be purchased separately.

Huh?
Sure it does. I bought as a kit.

JTPhoto JK 10-26-2013 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 5666849)
Huh? Sure it does. I bought as a kit.

Good to know. I didn't see any complete kit on Poly Performance site when I was shopping.

Looks like the same bracket set up as AEV.

kjeeper10 10-26-2013 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by JTPhoto JK (Post 5667121)
Good to know. I didn't see any complete kit on Poly Performance site when I was shopping.

Hmm, Ima gonna look.


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