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Old 05-08-2010, 02:26 PM
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Which Steering Upgrade for 2 3/4" Lift?

I have a 2" spring lift and 3/4" spacer in front and would like to upgrade my tie rod/drag link/TREs to something stronger than the weak stock setup. The Currie system is apparently only recommended for lifts of 4"-6". I have been looking into the Rugged Ridge/Omix crossover system but have read that it doesn't work well on the road because of the design and is really only best for off road use. I do mostly highway driving and maybe once a month in summer I will be wheeling medium/hard trails. I've only recently started researching this upgrade so I am open for suggestions.

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I too have heard the Currie system is the way to go. That said, I have the RR HD tie rod kit on my jeep now and have no complaints about it and I have roughly 3.75" total lift (2.5" SL, 1.25BL). Bent the stock one so had to replace it.

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I heard that Crown kit is good. Don't believe it comes with a stabilizer though. Couple guys around here run it. They haven't said anything negative about it.

Cheaper than Currie too I think
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I would spend the $$ for the Currie if I knew it would work with 2" of lift but I think it requires 4". The Crown kit comes two ways, either with or without the stabilizer. I'm thinking the stabilizer it comes with is probably like the OEM one so I might consider getting it without it and go with an Old Man Emu stabilizer. Also I read that the drag link is basically the same as the stock one - but the tie rod is solid and bigger as are the TREs.
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I too have heard the Currie system is the way to go. That said, I have the RR HD tie rod kit on my jeep now and have no complaints about it and I have roughly 3.75" total lift (2.5" SL, 1.25BL). Bent the stock one so had to replace it.
I have read reviews where people complain about a "dead zone" in the steering with the RR setup. Also that it is somewhat unsafe feeling at highway speeds due to the geometry change and bump steer. Have you found that not to be the case?
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How about reaming the knuckles and running a 1-ton crossover? Parts will be cheaper, but a bit of labor will be required initially.
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I have read reviews where people complain about a "dead zone" in the steering with the RR setup. Also that it is somewhat unsafe feeling at highway speeds due to the geometry change and bump steer. Have you found that not to be the case?
Its not sports car tight steering by any means, but its a Jeep. I dont usually drive the jeep over about 60mph anyway, but the few times I have, I cant say I felt unsafe.

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