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Old 06-18-2014, 09:32 PM
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Think shes bent

Attachment 1218809 tie rod that is

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Old 06-18-2014, 09:46 PM   #2
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No man that's the aftermarket high clearance one! No worries. Go rock crawl!

Edit. What's your garage floor man? Got a link?

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Old 06-18-2014, 09:49 PM   #3
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No man that's the aftermarket high clearance one! No worries. Go rock crawl! Edit. What's your garage floor man? Got a link?

Lol , also look like his trailer if you look close you can see the wheel well behind his tire to bad though I would love that in my garage
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Lol , also look like his trailer if you look close you can see the wheel well behind his tire to bad though I would love that in my garage
Hahh! Darn! I see it now.
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Lol. Yeah had to leave it behind last friday at the shop. Easier to trailer it home than make the misses get up early and drive me in. Yeah its the shops flat bed. We have polished floors in the shop
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Dang it man. Time for the V8 ZJ or better conversion.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:57 PM
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Dang it man. Time for the V8 ZJ or better conversion.
Thats where im headed
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I just installed Savvy's ultimate steering system. It's every bit of twice as thick as stock.
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Old 06-19-2014, 03:23 PM   #9
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I have the ZJ set up and bent my drag link first time out. Luckily it was under warranty....the problem is I still have a ZJ tie rod, granted it is better than stock. Currie is definitely the way to go.
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I just installed Savvy's ultimate steering system. It's every bit of twice as thick as stock.
Haha yep. Stock is thin walled .88" tubing, currie/savvy is 1.25" solid alloy steel

I run currie steering, its great.
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Edit. What's your garage floor man? Got a link?

Quite a few years ago I did see (18" square I think) rubbery vinyl floor tiles that looked like diamond plate. Don't remember where though.
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However after seeing lots of bent ZJ setups both 6 and beefier V8 usually post crash at u pull it one wonders on the wisdom of making the tie rods so much bigger that a force bends something else that is more expensive and harder to replace

Beef one place just changes what is weakest link and not sure I would rather bend something else
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Got everything replaced. Used Napa parts, very happy with the stoutness of the parts. Got the toe set and drives great
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However after seeing lots of bent ZJ setups both 6 and beefier V8 usually post crash at u pull it one wonders on the wisdom of making the tie rods so much bigger that a force bends something else that is more expensive and harder to replace

Beef one place just changes what is weakest link and not sure I would rather bend something else
It would take an awfully strong tie rod to bend/break something further "upstream". I've run Currie 1.25" tie rods for years on both of my TJs and having bent them 5-6 times since they are designed to bend before something else breaks, nothing upstream has ever bent or broke. Currie's tie rods are substantially stronger/more bend resistant than the ZJ tie rod is and no one running Currie's steering kit, for example, is complaining of upstream parts bending or breaking.

I actually don't know of any aftermarket tie rod made for the TJ with a reputation for breaking upstream parts.
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Good to here Jerry that is reassuring

No bent or damaged steering gearboxes or knuckles or rims other the what would have been damaged if tie rod gave more on impact and no damaged frames where gear box mounts?
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Got everything replaced. Used Napa parts, very happy with the stoutness of the parts. Got the toe set and drives great
I priced the Napa parts online using part numbers from another thread on here and the drag link was listed for $213 by itself. Does this agree with your actual pricing? I totaled over $400 for the Napa parts and thinking the Currie setup sounds pretty good if that's the case.
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I priced the Napa parts online using part numbers from another thread on here and the drag link was listed for $213 by itself. Does this agree with your actual pricing? I totaled over $400 for the Napa parts and thinking the Currie setup sounds pretty good if that's the case.
I didnt do the drag link as they are the same size from what ive heard. I got the tie rod end, adjusting collar and the tie rod itself. The threads on the tie rod are larger than the factory TJ tie rod itself, also the tie rod isnt hollow like the TJ one. I will look at the receipts tomorrow. I know the collar and end were around $30 for me but i run everything through our shop so i get s bit of a break
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It would take an awfully strong tie rod to bend/break something further "upstream". I've run Currie 1.25" tie rods for years on both of my TJs and having bent them 5-6 times since they are designed to bend before something else breaks, nothing upstream has ever bent or broke. Currie's tie rods are substantially stronger/more bend resistant than the ZJ tie rod is and no one running Currie's steering kit, for example, is complaining of upstream parts bending or breaking. I actually don't know of any aftermarket tie rod made for the TJ with a reputation for breaking upstream parts.
Yeah, i cant imagine anything upstream breaking. Kinda like a smoking a clutch before u joints start popping. I will measure the O.D. On the rod itself just for shits and gigs
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I ordered my MOOG ZJ set up from Summit Racing and had about $160 total tax and freight. If you shop around, you can probably do a little better.
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