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Old 02-14-2016, 01:11 PM
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What's everyone's favorite steering set up? I'm running 35's on a 4 inch lift with stock steering and it's getting super annoying.

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Currie's Currectlync Heavy Duty Steering System, hands down. CURRIE CE-9701 CURRECTLYNC® - HD TIE ROD SYSTEM - Savvy Off Road

It's not cheap but you won't find yourself wanting to replace it later either. Not to mention it doesn't screw up the steering geometry like some steering systems do which cause problems like bump steer.

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My choice is the Iron Rock Offroad - currie is fantastic, though. Just preferred the iron rock for my setup. Cheaper as well.

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Currie steering, control arms, front and rear track bars on mine. So that is my vote. There are a few other quality options and a whole bunch that are not.

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My choice is the Iron Rock Offroad - currie is fantastic, though. Just preferred the iron rock for my setup. Cheaper as well.

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What's your front track bar? and I'm a 17 year old on a tight budget but I'm experiencing some death wobble with my 35's on a 4 inch lift with stock steering. In your opinion, should I invest in a new track bar first or new steering first?
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In my opinion, the most common trigger for death wobble is imperfectly balanced tires.
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In my opinion, the most common trigger for death wobble is imperfectly balanced tires.
I have a close to full tread spare on one wheel and about half tread on the other three wheels due to a un-fixable flat I got a few months back. Could this be the problem? It also might be an obvious answer, but what's the best way to go about imperfectly balanced tires? And if it were you, what would be the first you do for death wobble? (happens from about 35-45 mph- a full on, bad shake)
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In my opinion, the most common trigger for death wobble is imperfectly balanced tires.
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I'd do both of these... First get the tires very carefully balanced after telling the shop you're fighting death wobble and that they need to take extra time to get them balanced as perfectly as possible.

Then have a friend help you to do a 'dry steering test' to see if you can spot something in the steering system moving that shouldn't be. With the tires the ground, have your helper repeatedly turn the steering wheel back & forth while you closely watch the steering system up front. Look for slop/unwanted movement between anything bolted together, at the tie rod ends, track bar mount, etc. There should be no side to side slop between anything while your helper is moving the steering wheel. Especially at the track bar. Note that the tie rod and drag link are mounted on ball joints so its normal for you to be able to rotate them back & forth around their long axis. They should have no sideways slop though.
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What about a different steering box? Isn't that where the gearing is?

I ask because I find my steering to be too light, too easy to control, and would like something that feels heavier since I do mostly road driving.
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What about a different steering box? Isn't that where the gearing is?

I ask because I find my steering to be too light, too easy to control, and would like something that feels heavier since I do mostly road driving.
What is your tire air pressure?
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What is your tire air pressure?
X2 and when is the last time the toe-in was checked?
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X2 and when is the last time the toe-in was checked?
tires are at 28psi for GY Duratrac 33". I don't know if the 'toe-in' was ever checked although I've had it aligned twice in about a month in a half. Once was after i had some new steering components installed, the 2nd to check and make sure the 1st guy did it right. Yeah, I'm that anal about it, lol.
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I'm no expert but I read a lot and ask questions. I did look at your signature and it states you have a 4" Rancho lift. I would also post some pictures of your steering components besides the dry steer test. Are you experiencing bump steer also? These guys on here are a wealth of knowledge I have learned a lot by searching and following threads.
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Do a simple test first. Rotate the rear tires to the front and the front tires to the back, Does this make a change in handling?

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