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poppyseed 03-22-2011 06:48 PM

aftermarket steering tierod replacements
So I know nothing about jeep aftermarket...

Now that that's settled I am fixing up my younger brothers 2004 wrangler x while he is deployed in Afghanistan. The jeep is lifted roughly 6 inches with an aftermarket steering kit. I am trying to rebuild the front end and can't find the right tie rods. These are much larger than stock. Does anyone know what the popular aftermarket brands are? Btw shocks and coils for the lift are unmarked and silver in color if that helps



G54 03-22-2011 07:16 PM

He might have the Currie set up. If so check here:

RockJock 4x4 CurrectLync

poppyseed 03-23-2011 08:54 PM

i think i have narrowed it down to either the jcr or the terra flex system. Ordered some moog tierods from my work (advance auto parts) today according to their part numbers so Ill find out soon hopefully if its correct.

UnlimitedLJ04 03-23-2011 09:14 PM

go with Currie or a V8 ZJ tie-rod.

poppyseed 03-24-2011 11:57 AM

here is my brothers jeep im taking care of next to what i normally drive... my lowered tacoma on qa1 coilovers normally with slicks on all four corners.

FamilyGuyJeep 03-24-2011 11:58 AM

He may have the stock ZJ tie rod set up. That quite a bit thicker than stock.

poppyseed 03-24-2011 06:38 PM

So I'm at a loss its not a Zj... and its not the jcr kit... here is what it looks like

High Steer Tie Rod Bracket

poppyseed 03-25-2011 08:41 PM

found it for those that may have this problem in the future...

rugged ridge kit

TexasT 03-25-2011 08:57 PM

I had the rugged ridge crossover steering on my jeep for 6 months. I can honestly say it was the worst addition I ever made. The design allows for the TRE that connects the two bars to move before the rest of the system moves giving a huge dead spot in the steering. If you want to do your brother a huge favor...put in a currie lync setup. The rugged ridge is dangerous and pure junk IMO. Get under the front and have someone turn the wheel back and forth and watch that tie rod end. You'll see all the components move except the tires which means bad steering.
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