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larjeep 04-23-2013 06:49 PM

Rubicon track bar tierod etc
 
Is the steering linkage etc on the rubicon heavy duty. Drag link etc. compared to regular wrangler.

Sccafire 04-23-2013 07:02 PM

No

larjeep 04-23-2013 07:10 PM

Well have to upgrade then. What's everybody using

PStov98TJ 04-23-2013 07:19 PM

What size lift? What size tires?

larjeep 04-23-2013 07:39 PM

3" bds. 33" tires.

HobieSailor 04-23-2013 07:48 PM

Currie Currectlync is the best but it's $450+... I think the ZJ upgrade is the way to go, it's way beefier than stock and can be done for about $80 using ACDelco parts off amazon. ACDelco is good stuff too, comes painted unlike the moog parts for the same price.

Jwolfer 04-23-2013 08:01 PM

I did the ZJ Tierod swap. The ZJ drag ling is exactly the same so I left that stock.

Before:
http://i.imgur.com/rCe28HY.jpg

After:
http://i.imgur.com/buMPEy2.jpg

larjeep 04-23-2013 08:02 PM

What about crown

BLK00TJ 04-23-2013 08:05 PM

My Moog was painted, but yes, the ZJ tie rod is an upgrade to the stocker. The best thing about the ZJ rod is if it bends, it can be bent back easier retaining more strength than the hollow stock rod. Move to 35s and you should absolutely consider the Currie or even better, Ultimate kit from Savvy with the beefed up tie rod.

larjeep 04-23-2013 08:09 PM

So what's used from the zj

BLK00TJ 04-23-2013 08:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larjeep (Post 3674614)
So what's used from the zj

Three parts. 2 tie rod ends (one is really a joint), and one adjusting sleeve.

ZJ Tie Rod Conversion

Jwolfer 04-23-2013 08:13 PM

I ordered the Moog parts new from rockauto for ~$110.

geiman 04-24-2013 07:23 AM

The V8 ZJ upgrade is a good option if you're on a budget, just realize it's only a mild upgrade. I've seen the ZJ stuff bend a few times, and the latest I was surprised it could have bent on such an easy day.

That being said, it is better than stock.

Running the Currie setup with Savvy's tie rod myself and couldn't be happier.

Moebius 04-24-2013 11:02 AM

I run the ZJ setup. Works good.
Bent it using stupidity + power though (nothing beats stupidity + power).
Bent it back using a hi-lift handle, finished wheeling that day and drove it home.
Will I continue to drive on it? No. But I was shocked at how well it held up and bent back with no noticeable warble on the road.
Stock is something like 0.65" and ZJ is around 1" if I remember correctly. Substantially beefier.

UnlimitedLJ04 04-24-2013 11:11 AM

I run the V8 ZJ tie-rod. Been working good for what I do for a few years now.

Vinman 04-24-2013 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moebius (Post 3676971)
Stock is something like 0.65" and ZJ is around 1" if I remember correctly. Substantially beefier.

The stock is also hollow tube versus the ZJ's solid bar.

larjeep 04-24-2013 02:35 PM

so after is just a toe adjustment needed. like the way it was done on the old tie rod set up. or anything else.

larjeep 04-24-2013 04:40 PM

Ok just ordered well see how it goes.

Patrick H 04-24-2013 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larjeep (Post 3677638)
so after is just a toe adjustment needed. like the way it was done on the old tie rod set up. or anything else.

Yes, but it's a bit easier since you're not turning the entire tie rod tube to adjust, only the short adjusting sleeve.

larjeep 04-27-2013 04:33 PM

Well I ordered it all. Should be here this week. Does the tie rod ends just fit or u need to drill.

Water Dog 04-27-2013 04:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by larjeep (Post 3689908)
Well I ordered it all. Should be here this week. Does the tie rod ends just fit or u need to drill.

They fit

larjeep 05-04-2013 08:29 AM

Went on nice and smooth. I would reccomend this upgrade to anyone with stock setup. It is well worth it. Set toe and steering after and u r all set to go.


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