Have you gotten to the point where your tires are large enough that they are starting to create problems with your steering componentry? Have you snapped a drag-link collar yet while you’re offroading? You will, eventually, if you keep pushing it. With 37″ tires and a stock drag link, I didn’t make it far over the Golden Crack in Moab…bent up the drag link and completely sheared off the adjustable collar. Here is some alternates for you: Currie makes a great setup for TJs, XJs, and ZJs. Here is their description: Currectlync, the Currie heavy duty tie rod and drag link system for TJ, XJ, and MJ vehicles features a 1 1/4″ diameter forged chromoly drag link, 1 1/4″ chromoly bar stock tie rod that is bored and threaded on the ends. All 7/8″ thread tie rod ends with urethane boots, and jam nuts are included, as well as the new heavy duty steering stabilizer bracket. This unit is a direct replacement for the stock unit – no modifications or machining to any part of the vehicle is necessary. This product does come powdercoated.
Also, for TJs and ZJs is the kit that I run on *MY* Jeep. It’s a bit more expensive, but in my opinion, you’ll end up with a better overall result as it utilizes a TRUE cross-over steering configuration, which eliminates the inverted-Y setup. Also, it comes powdercoated. Drag link is 1.25″ diameter 4130 chromoly, welded, formed and heat treated for ultimate durability. Tie rod is 1.375″ diameter 4130 chromoly, welded and heat treated for ultimate durability. Custom 1-1/4 inch hex thread insert bungs that are radially MIG welded, for easy and proper jam nut tightening at each jam nut. A drag link connection at the passenger hub that allows full turning radius lock to lock to match the steering box. A drag link design allows clearance for track bar bracket/sway bar bracket. Custom hubs that bolt to your original steering knuckles, machined and TIG welded for strength, tapered for tie rod end attachment. Improved steering feel, removing the “Dead Spot” commonly associated with a lifted TJ steering. Minimal “bump steer”, and fully compatible with a stock trackbar, KOR Track Bar Conversion, Rubicon Express Extreme Duty track bar, Full Traction Drop Bracket and most others that relocate front track bar at the frame end. U-Turn requires a stock pitman arm. Steering stabilizer bracket included, it DOES require an aftermarket or OME replacement steering stabilizer, so order one from our steering stabilizer page.