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Old April 21st, 2021, 21:08
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Tie Rod Ends

Why would the the currie correct link or oem matching facting geometry have any issues with tie rod role since to me it appears drag link goes all the way to the knuckle then tie rod connects to drag link.
This system im assuming was probly designed a 100 years ago (90s)
The design works well for a jeep with stock to stockist geometry.

To me the currie name along with the correct link title is more marketing than anything.

Currie is correct that there is only correct steering thankfully they named theres as such and pulled in some sales. However this is outdated and no longer used or desirable on a lifted rig especially a taller lifted rig.


I guess un desirable is a better way to put it since its not entirely junk and may be a slight upgrade over stock.

For me the correct link is not correct for my application others have to make that same decision for themselves

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Old April 21st, 2021, 21:30
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Why would the the currie correct link or oem matching facting geometry have any issues with tie rod role since to me it appears drag link goes all the way to the knuckle then tie rod connects to drag link.
This system im assuming was probly designed a 100 years ago (90s)
The design works well for a jeep with stock to stockist geometry.

To me the currie name along with the correct link title is more marketing than anything.

Currie is correct that there is only correct steering thankfully they named theres as such and pulled in some sales. However this is outdated and no longer used or desirable on a lifted rig especially a taller lifted rig.


I guess un desirable is a better way to put it since its not entirely junk and may be a slight upgrade over stock.

For me the correct link is not correct for my application others have to make that same decision for themselves

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Relax... he was probably referencing the inverted T/crossover steering that is currently on the vehicle.

I would take inverted Y over inverted T/crossover any day.
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Old April 21st, 2021, 21:52
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Tie Rod Ends

I guess I have no idea what we're talking about



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Old April 22nd, 2021, 07:30
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For me the correct link is not correct for my application...

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Simple fix on a 'not great' steering setup (that PO installed) went out the window when replacement parts wouldn't fit, and all the tail chasing is so I can get input and come up with something that works very well, especially if it turns out I need to replace the whole steering setup at considerable cost.
My rig is hunting, trail riding and a bit of rocks now and then. Will go as hard-core as my sphincter will allow, but not often.

Currie came up in the conversation, some folks have had good luck with it, both here and in my gang; but I'm at a disadvantage, being basically ignorant of the topic. I'm old enough to know what I don't know.

I'm wide open to suggestions and enlightenment about what works and what doesn't. So if you know of a setup where my $600 would be better spent, let's hear it.

If the newest tie rod end fits this will all be moot for the time being; unless and until it wears out again. But, this deep into researching and driving you guys nuts, I'd prefer to come up with potential permanent solutions now rather than starting all over later.

'preciate ya'll.
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Old April 22nd, 2021, 07:45
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..and ya, I'm trying to learn. Like most online info, opinions (about this article) will differ.

https://www.roundforge.com/articles/...ring-upgrades/
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Ya, and I'm not real optimistic the new part I'm getting Friday will be correct.
.. and.. Nope, same non-fit as the Moog. Came a day early tho'.
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Old April 22nd, 2021, 16:33
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Tie Rod Ends

I run the exact set up that article talks about. I did mine over tge knuckle and relocated fabbed track bar also running the cure.
One better upgrades ive done

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Nice photo.
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Old April 22nd, 2021, 18:22
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Thanks.

That IS a nice photo!
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.. and.. Nope, same non-fit as the Moog. Came a day early tho'.
So the Rusty's parts didn't fit either??
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Old April 23rd, 2021, 07:24
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So the Rusty's parts didn't fit either??
Yup, they did and the Moog would have as well. But I had to force it in with both hands on an 18" crescent wrench on the tie-rod knuckle.

Both ends came out easily by hand, the new LH threaded end went in just as smoothly. RH threaded end was the one in question and after deciding it was time to buy a new setup for upwards of $600 I used the old adage: "If it doesn't fit, FORCE IT; if it breaks, you needed a new one anyway". Doesn't seem to have cut new threads as I backed it out several times in it's travels and is solid (see sig line.. lol).

Got it all buttoned up, had the wife come out and watch while I straightened the steering wheel a bit, and drove it down the street. All good but will hammer it a bit on the trail Saturday.

Thanks to all for the support and patience. I'm a bit embarrassed but - you just had to be here.. lol.

Now I'm waiting on my IRO leaves + AAL (8 total) in a couple weeks.
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Re: Tie Rod Ends

"You might also consider going the extra mile with a good steering damper mount. They help to control any tie-rod roll by being on the "center-line" of the drag-link. https://www.pscmotorsports.com/psc-trcl.html"

I think I'll do this as soon as I get the draglink diameter. Replace the u-bolt setup that's on there.
My drag link is 1" and the smallest they have is 1.25". Keep looking.

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