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Old October 2nd, 2016, 23:40
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Re: Steering upgarde

What is that 44 out of? If it's a TJ then you can use stock, or stock replacement parts. The confusion comes because no XJ came with a 44 front and most swaps are from a different vehicle with different steering dimensions making none of the direct fit stuff usable. If you don't want to drill your options are limited since very few larger/stronger TREs fit the stock taper.
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 05:30
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The confusion comes because no XJ came with a 44 front
.....in North America, otherwise yes the XJ was available with a front D44!
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 05:47
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Re: Steering upgarde

My both diffs are G2 AXLES DANA 44 TJ RUBICON SWAP. THE setup is bolts on! and thats why is dont want drilling!
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Old October 3rd, 2016, 05:49
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I am thinking of the y linkage since as I read is better while dealing with death wobbles! So mainly synergy and currie maintian the y link geometry while they have upgraded HD kits
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Old October 4th, 2016, 09:21
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I am thinking of the y linkage since as I read is better while dealing with death wobbles! So mainly synergy and currie maintian the y link geometry while they have upgraded HD kits


New steering isn't always the fix for death wobble if you even have death wobble


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Old October 4th, 2016, 10:30
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.....in North America, otherwise yes the XJ was available with a front D44!
15 years i have been XJing and while people claim that all the time, nobody has ever managed to produce a single one.

'i have seen one'
'a guy has one in the garage'
'i have one in the garage for later'
'i used to have one'
'there was one on ebay'

but yet i have never seen a photo of a single one. convinced its a myth.
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Old October 4th, 2016, 10:42
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New steering isn't always the fix for death wobble if you even have death wobble


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I don't have death wobble but I actually worry if changing the steering geometry will cause death wobble to happen!


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Old October 4th, 2016, 19:58
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I don't have death wobble but I actually worry if changing the steering geometry will cause death wobble to happen!


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Makes more sense


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Re: Steering upgarde

Hello to all,
First time posting here but I've been around for awhile now. Read as many threads as I can but can't seem to find the one I'm looking for again. Recently purchased a 95 xj. 3" lift on 31s. By the looks of it that's all that's been done mechanically. Looking for a 1 ton OTK kit but they all seem to be the same thing just different makers. Seen a post about someone doing a diy kit. Was wondering if anyone has experience with this route and what cost was like. Cost is not an issue at the moment but I purchased this to tinker with and improve my skills. So I would prefer a diy kit if price is less then a JRC, Rusty's (have heard more bad then good), etc, kits. Right now it's still a DD/weekend warrior. As long as it can make a 3 hr freeway trip once a month is the extent of the DD. Rest is around town, dirt road driving. Right now it just does mild trails and crawling. Blue green type stuff. 5" lift with 35s are on the upgrade list as well. Building to be a crawler. Pics soon if needed. Can't figure out how to add em on my phone.
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Old August 10th, 2017, 09:48
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If I were going to buy a 1 ton kit right now, it would be this one:

http://www.stinkyfab.com/steering-co...-xj-tj-zj.html

Not only does it use 7075 aluminum links, but Moog joints, and he offers lifetime warranty on the links and the joints.
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What warrants the extra $250 for the OTK track bar kit? Is that something that can be fabbed myself? Or sourced cheaper? I couldn't find a parts list to see what extra it has.
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Its an aluminium trackbar with ends, a weld on axle bracket and a bolt on frame bracket.

250 is a steal.
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Re: Steering upgarde

This is a pretty simple approach to a lot stronger steering. Its Under The Knuckle and uses larger than 1 Ton rod ends. There's an OTK version as well All you need to do is just ream the knuckles and pitman arm like any other 1 ton kit and you're golden.

No tie rod roll, no clearance issues, its straight beefy steering that seems like a good option for your case.

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15 years i have been XJing and while people claim that all the time, nobody has ever managed to produce a single one.

'i have seen one'
'a guy has one in the garage'
'i have one in the garage for later'
'i used to have one'
'there was one on ebay'

but yet i have never seen a photo of a single one. convinced its a myth.
17 years here, and x2
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