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Old 02-10-2011, 01:37 PM
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What do you guys think about the Currie Track Bars? Should I save some money and go with a less expensive setup? My Jeep see some offroading but its mostly a daily driver.

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Old 02-10-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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I started with Teraflex but it wore out and was not rebuildable, so went with the RE with a Heim joint and replaceable bushing. If you keep your Jeep having something that has replaceable parts is important. Currie is a good brand...just look at the ends and make sure you can replace parts if they wear.

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get the Currie TJS or TJJ model, do not get the cheapest model. the cheapest model is nothing more than a repackaged JKS, which hits the diff cover.

even with the TJS and TJJ models you will need 2" front bumpstop extension, which you should have already for your 4" lift shocks.
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Everything Currie makes is just awesome!
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Everything Currie makes is just awesome!
haven't heard of the rear upper control arm length problems, huh?
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haven't heard of the rear upper control arm length problems, huh?
Currie will supply any length threaded portion of the rear upper control arm that you want. You just have to tell them what length you want. Their standard one is same length as OEM, if you want longer you just have to let them know. I see that as the responsibility of the purchaser.

I have no vested interest in Currie, and I know others come standard with extendable length. OK, I talked myself into it. Rokmens are good.
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Currie will supply any length threaded portion of the rear upper control arm that you want. You just have to tell them what length you want. Their standard one is same length as OEM, if you want longer you just have to let them know. I see that as the responsibility of the purchaser.
yes, i know, my problem with that is most people buying control arms don't know what length they need...thats why they want them adjustable. its a design flaw, in my opinion, that currie rear uppers will not adjust longer than stock. who's going to be able to say I need 1.25" longer than stock arms? or say I need 13.5" fully collapsed length and 14.5" extended length, with 1" thread remaining inside the tube at 14.5"?
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haven't heard of the rear upper control arm length problems, huh?
Currie Products aren't really made for the "I'm not exactly sure of what I need crowd", you can't blame the company for not knowing the exact set up you plan to run or to make a product that will work with every other product on the market, it just doesn't work like that. Currie arms are designed to work with currie lifts. If you know that Currie uppers won't extend past stock length why would you buy them? That's just being stupid.
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Currie Products aren't really made for the "I'm not exactly sure of what I need crowd", you can't blame the company for not knowing the exact set up you plan to run or to make a product that will work with every other product on the market, it just doesn't work like that. Currie arms are designed to work with currie lifts. If you know that Currie uppers won't extend past stock length why would you buy them? That's just being stupid.
No, Currie uppers are designed to work ONLY with Currie lowers, because to set pinion angle they assume you're willing to shorten the lowers and shorten wheelbase, and that you'll buy the arms as a complete set.

What's stupid is the advertising where Currie makes no mention of the significant length limitations to their arms. In fact, they indeed sell uppers seperately and in their add say the upper rears are "fully adjustable" and for setting pinion angle. Well....none of that is viable with arms that cannot be extended past the stock length of 13.5". Thats a design flaw, plain and simple. Whats stupid is not recognizing that by changing one simple thing - the length of the tube - which would make the arms truly adjustable for all lift kits. The arms should be 13.5" fully collapsed, and 14.5" fully extended, with 1" thread remaining inside the tube. If Currie were to make their arms in this fashion, they would work with their lowers AND almost all other lowers. Rokmen does this, and so does nearly every other aftermarket arm manufacturer, so its not impossible, and is just plain common sense good engineering practice.

What's most frustrating about that design flaw from Currie is this - they are a very reputable manufacturer, and as such get frequently recommended. When someone who has just bought & installed a 4" lift they gets driveline vibes...installs an SYE and searches around to see they need adjustable uppers to dial in pinion...they seen Currie is highly recommended. Then when trying to set pinion angle with their stock lowers or aftermarket fixed lowers they find out the hard way the Currie arms don't have enough adjustability. I've been a victim of this, and I know a few others have as well.
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I just got my OEM Pitman arm so I am going to install it next week and see if it cures my steering issues.
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Don't know if it will fix all problems but I bet it will eliminate some of them.
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I am thinking the same as you are right now. I will probably still end of upgrading my front and maybe rear track bar.

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