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Old 03-23-2015, 10:44 AM
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Tie Rod Help!

Went to the hot springs ORV park this past weekend and bent my tie rod really bad right off the bat on my 06 TJ.

Who makes the best after market heavy duty one? I have been looking at the rusty's off road ones.

Also should I go ahead and add the tie rod flip kit?

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Old 03-23-2015, 10:52 AM   #2
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Currie correctlync is the way to go. Same stock geometry but way beefier! I bought one a few weeks ago and it is awesome

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stay away from rustys

if you can weld, you can flip the tie rod mount on the driver side knuckle and gain a couple inches of clearance.

as mentioned above, the best option at a reasonable price is the currie correctlync. another option is a ZJ tie rod
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Is this the one yall are talking about?
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Is this the one yall are talking about?
That's the tie rod but it only works with the entire Currie kit... by itself, it's not usable as a replacement for the factory tie rod.

This is the kit which includes everything needed... http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/CURRIE-...EM-CE-9701.htm

Currie's kit is my strongest possible recommendation. But if you just can't spend that kind of $$$ at this point, go with a ZJ tie rod used by the Grand Cherokee ZJ model. That's a direct replacement tie rod that will fit your factory steering system. Crown sells that tie rod by itself. I would not spend extra for Crown's steering kit that also includes a new drag link... Crown's drag link is no stronger than what you already have.

And I agree with the others on the recommendation to avoid Rusty's. I personally wouldn't buy anything from them.
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I recently upgraded to the ZJ tie rod. Direct bolt in and much stronger than the factory one. Money well spent if you can't afford the Currie set up.
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Make sure you have your inner C's, ball joints and axle tubes checked for damage or bending.

The best route if you have the money is a high steer kit, then the Curries. High steer gets that tie rod out of the way of things it would normally hit and you can get chromoly rods with some kits. Check Genright's site and Teraflex.
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The best route if you have the money is a high steer kit, then the Curries. High steer gets that tie rod out of the way of things it would normally hit and you can get chromoly rods with some kits. Check Genright's site and Teraflex.
The very last steering system I would consider or recommend for a TJ is a high-steer. There has been much written on why that type of steering system creates more problems on a TJ based on the differences in steering geometry than its benefit of raising the tie rod up.

Here's another very experienced opinion on installing high-steer on a TJ... https://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/hi...l#post16244833 and https://www.wranglerforum.com/f210/hi...l#post16256297
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The very last steering system I would consider or recommend for a TJ is a high-steer. There has been much written on why that type of steering system creates more problems on a TJ based on the differences in steering geometry than its benefit of raising the tie rod up.
Interesting, I've never heard about that. I'll have to read up on this.
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Not to mention that both Genright's and Tera's high-steer kits require extensive modifications on and around the front axle area and other parts like the requirement for new steering knuckles which are not cheap.

This is what Genright says...
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Cutting & Welding is required: This kit requires cutting the tubing to length (tailoring it to your specific vehicle) and welding the threaded inserts onto the end of the Drag Link and Tie Rod.
This kit may also require pressing out the ball joints to remove them from the stock knuckles, so you'll need a ball joint press if you are a do-it-yourselfer.
This kit is offered in (2) sizes 3/4" for Dana 60 axle knuckles and 5/8" for Dana 44's & 30 knuckles. If necessary please order the smaller 5/8" GenRight CrMo Hi-Steer Kit (STK-8625)
To install this GenRight CrMo Hi-Steer Kit it will require drilling the taper out of the knuckle with a 3/4" diameter drill.
This kit requires moving the axle side trac bar mounting location to match the new higher drag link position!!!
Once Installed, you MUST cycle the front suspension and steering (in all possible direction combinations) to make sure the ball joints or heims DO NOT exceed their range of motion which would damage the steering components and could cause a failure resulting in a loss of steering control!

Neither Tera's nor Genright's high-steer products are for the casual builder who isn't up to this level of significant job or willing to put up with the issues a high-steer system causes.
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In addition, you can flip the driver side with the Currie tie rod flip kit (although you might experience some interference issues).

The ZJ tie-rod is fine for mild to moderate wheeling.
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I'm saving for the currie setup.
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In addition, you can flip the driver side with the Currie tie rod flip kit (although you might experience some interference issues).

The ZJ tie-rod is fine for mild to moderate wheeling.
Alright yall have about sold me on the currie Set up.
However I am still interested in the flip kit and what kind of interference we are looking at?
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the tie rod will interfere with your sway bar brackets.

it can be fixed with these
Raised Swaybar Link Mounts, Black Magic Brakes

and you'll need to drill out the knuckle attachment to remove the taper and add one of these
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In addition to needing new relocated swaybar brackets, you may need to increase your BS to keep the tierod from interfering with the track bar.
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In addition to needing new relocated swaybar brackets, you may need to decrease your BS to keep the tierod from interfering with the track bar.
Typo edit, I know you know that.
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Typo edit, I know you know that.
You need to INcrease your bump stop extension to keep it from hitting the track bar. You won't know how much or if you need to until you cycle it though...
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Oh your BS = bump stop lol, I thought you were talking about back spacing which confused me. .
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Oh your BS = bump stop lol, I thought you were talking about back spacing which confused me. .
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