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domonicplague 08-28-2013 02:22 PM

After market steering
 
Anyone got any suggestions for after market steering something lower priced

PStov98TJ 08-28-2013 02:25 PM

A cheap option is to upgrade to a ZJ V8 tie rod. Its beefier than the stock TJ one. But it also doesn't bend back once bent on a rock like the Currie Ultimate steering does nor is a ZJ one as strong.

wa_troop 08-28-2013 02:40 PM

Durango steering box if ur jeeps older than 03 I believe

NJO 08-28-2013 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ (Post 4130773)
A cheap option is to upgrade to a ZJ V8 tie rod. Its beefier than the stock TJ one. But it also doesn't bend back once bent on a rock like the Currie Ultimate steering does nor is a ZJ one as strong.

Yep, but its dirt cheap, and if you buy the ZJ upgrade through a place like Autozone(For less than $60 total too)it has a lifetime warranty. That means if you do bend it, just swap it out. I bought 2 ZJ tie rods for less than $70 bucks. So if I bend one(which I have yet to), I have a spare ready to go, and then can swap out the bent one out for free whenever its convenient. Beats paying $400 for the Currie setup, which is stronger, but not by as much as some people think. With the money saved I got other steering upgrades, like a steering box brace(M.O.R.E.) and skid plate(MC). For 33" and 35" tires its really all that's needed unless you just use and abuse your steering components when you wheel.

PStov98TJ 08-28-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by NJO (Post 4130817)
Yep, but its dirt cheap, and if you buy the ZJ upgrade through a place like Autozone(For less than $60 total too)it has a lifetime warranty. That means if you do bend it, just swap it out. I bought 2 ZJ tie rods for less than $70 bucks. So if I bend one(which I have yet to), I have a spare ready to go, and then can swap out the bent one out for free whenever its convenient. Beats paying $400 for the Currie setup, which is stronger, but not by as much as some people think. With the money saved I got other steering upgrades, like a steering box brace(M.O.R.E.) and skid plate(MC). For 33" and 35" tires its really all that's needed unless you just use and abuse your steering components when you wheel.

True. And $70 for two is a damn good deal. I didn't mean to bash the ZJ one, just giving other options.

NJO 08-28-2013 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ (Post 4130833)
True. And $70 for two is a damn good deal. I didn't mean to bash the ZJ one, just giving other options.

Pretty much 2 options only:

A. ZJ Tie rod upgrade for $60(Or buy entire new lifetime warranty steering linkage including tie rod, TRE's, drag link, adjusting clamps for $120)

B. Currie Correct lync for $400

The Currie product is really good and strong, but ridiculously over priced. I can buy 3 full sets of COMPLETE ZJ/TJ steering components w/lifetime warranty for the price of the Currie Correct Lync(Which I don't believe has any "warranty" on bending or damage).

In this case the Currie product, or specifically the price charged does not make sense.

idiot magnet 08-28-2013 03:35 PM

You can also keep an eye out for a used Currie.
i found mine for $200 and it came with new Tie Rod ends.

flflash 08-28-2013 05:44 PM

Here's the part numbers you need for the V-8 ZJ Tie Rod conversion.
Tie Rod End
269-2788 (Napa #)
ES3096L (Moog #)
Adjusting Sleeve269-1134 (Napa #)
ES2079S (Moog #)Tie Rod NCP 269-6085 (Napa #) or
DS1312 (Moog #)

Reno33 01-02-2014 06:50 PM

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Originally Posted by flflash (Post 4131375)
Here's the part numbers you need for the V-8 ZJ Tie Rod conversion.
Tie Rod End
269-2788 (Napa #)
ES3096L (Moog #)
Adjusting Sleeve269-1134 (Napa #)
ES2079S (Moog #)Tie Rod NCP 269-6085 (Napa #) or
DS1312 (Moog #)

Although I understand the ZJ & TJ Drag Link are identical, is there a stronger (or adjustable) one that is recommended?

I just bought these part #s, but I don't want to use the old Drag Link, which has 117K miles on it.

Reno33 01-02-2014 08:38 PM

To clarify my question.. Which drag link PN would work on a TJ when doing a this JK steering swap. :tomatoes:

Owen_TJ 01-02-2014 09:05 PM

I have the iron rock offroad system and love it...its been wheeling and dd'd by me for the last 6 months or so. Would recommend it for sure

IRON ROCK OFF ROAD: Heavy Duty Over the Knuckle Steering TJ/ZJ/XJ

Reno33 01-02-2014 11:58 PM

Well, I just talked myself out of the ZJ / TJ conversion. I didn't take into account the cost of the new Drag link, when added to the Tie-rod $, it costs around 300 dollars. Given I can get a Currectlync Heavy-Duty Tie Rod System for around 450. its not such an appealing alternative.

I'll look carefully at Iron Rock Over-Knuckle offering , yet I'll probably wind up going for the Curry after all,


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