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Which tie rod?

Trying to decide between the poly or Currie tie rod, is Currie worth the $75.00 more? I like them both so I'm about to flip a coin because I don't know which one to get.
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Honestly, I'd have no problem buying anything from Poly. I don't see what could possibly be that much better about a Currie tie rod...If it were me I'd save the $75.

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Trying to decide between the poly or Currie tie rod, is Currie worth the $75.00 more? I like them both so I'm about to flip a coin because I don't know which one to get.
In all honesty, a lot of people get away with the stock, and both the currie and poly are both stronger so you cant go wrong. I love my poly tie rod, light, stronger ends, and the best feature in my opinion, the ability to adjust while attached to the jeep (this is super helpful if you've ever had to adjust a tierod otherwise...)

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In all honesty, a lot of people get away with the stock, and both the currie and poly are both stronger so you cant go wrong. I love my poly tie rod, light, stronger ends, and the best feature in my opinion, the ability to adjust while attached to the jeep (this is super helpful if you've ever had to adjust a tierod otherwise...)
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What size wheels with what backspace are you running?
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17" with 4.5 backspaceing.

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not to throw a wrench in your plan but dont forget about rock krawler. Im planning the poly one after a failed alingment from smashing rocks off the threads of the driver side.

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I have the Currie Drag Link. It's strong and holding up but it's rusting really bad. I called and asked them about the rust and was told that they don't have that problem out there. They just said that the rust wont go through the joints / cartridges. If I had to do it again I would go Poly. I plan on going with the poly tie rod soon.
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I had the rockkrawler one and it is stout but you have to take it off to adjust it and not many alignment shops are willing to do that. So i went with poly. Save the $75.00 and go poly.

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I've seen Currie's stuff in person and it's awesome (and huge). Definitely can't go wrong with them. I know you asked about their tierod, but one nice thing about their draglink is you can flip the tierod end over so the same draglink can be mounted under or over the knuckle.

That said, I've got a Poly tierod in a box in our garage waiting to go on our JK. For me it came down to the Poly tierod being less expensive and using off-the-shelf rodends for easy replacement down the line. Both Currie and Poly are adjustable on the vehicle without disconnecting anything. I believe with the Currie tierod you'd have to loose the steering stabilizer mount though.

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I have the Currie Drag Link. It's strong and holding up but it's rusting really bad. I called and asked them about the rust and was told that they don't have that problem out there.
I've gotta say that response pisses me off. I've gotten the same response from another well-reputed mfgr who is based in SoCal. And when I brought it up to them (in this case it was a potential safety/failure issue) it was just kind of *shrug*, clean it out and try to seal it off. A lot of these guys made good gear but a little inclement weather/water testing would do them some good. We don't all live in SoCal.

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using off-the-shelf rodends for easy replacement down the line
The rod ends from Poly are a son of a bitch to obtain from anywhere but Poly. That is the ONLY drawback to their product.

As stated above, the adjuster sleeve is what sets them WAY ahead of ANYTHING else out there. If I had to take my TR off to align after every wheeling trip, I'd go nuts.
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The rod ends from Poly are a son of a bitch to obtain from anywhere but Poly. That is the ONLY drawback to their product.

As stated above, the adjuster sleeve is what sets them WAY ahead of ANYTHING else out there. If I had to take my TR off to align after every wheeling trip, I'd go nuts.
With a strong enough tie rod, you shouldn't have to take it off every wheeling trip to adjust it.

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well this is one of the things I hate about where I live, No off road stores No place were you can go see the stuff you want to buy hold it and compare it side by side and then make your personal choice. I understand how the poly adjust wile on the jeep. But how does the currie adjust on the jeep if the rod ends both thread the same way? their site says rod ends thread same way so you only need one spare. so in my mind if you turn the center rod one end going to move in and the other end going to move out

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well this is one of the things I hate about where I live, No off road stores No place were you can go see the stuff you want to buy hold it and compare it side by side and then make your personal choice. I understand how the poly adjust wile on the jeep. But how does the currie adjust on the jeep if the rod ends both thread the same way? their site says rod ends thread same way so you only need one spare. so in my mind if you turn the center rod one end going to move in and the other end going to move out
One would have to be reverse thread wouldn't it? I have ordered one so I am sure I will find out in due time haha

I am unsure if the currie is like the PPM and RK tie rods which quite happily bend when given enough impact but spring back into shape but I am sure it will be sufficient and superior to the chrysler tie rod.

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Check out the Off road only tie rod. It moves the tie rod up one inch and it is stout. I have one and I'm really happy with it.
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Check out the Off road only tie rod. It moves the tie rod up one inch and it is stout. I have one and I'm really happy with it.
you got a link mate?

I thought it was not possible to flip the JK tie rod on the standard knuckles so I assume they have introduced a tie rod with a few kinks in it to raise it?

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I have the offroad only too. Works as advertised...
Here is a link that shows how it is installed:
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I have the offroad only too. Works as advertised...
Here is a link that shows how it is installed:
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oh dear, there is no way I would drive at speed in a vehicle with that fitted lol.

IMHO if you want to lift your tie rod just get these

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Well I think I'm going to go with poly.
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good call.....I'm in the process of saving up for my poly tie rod now

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the currie tie rod ends are insanely beefy. I'm sure poly is fine, but the currie ends are ridiculous, and they're flippable and rebuildable.

That being said, it also makes it hang down a little lower.

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The rod ends from Poly are a son of a bitch to obtain from anywhere but Poly. That is the ONLY drawback to their product.

As stated above, the adjuster sleeve is what sets them WAY ahead of ANYTHING else out there. If I had to take my TR off to align after every wheeling trip, I'd go nuts.
The TREs can be found at any major parts supplier like Napa... Use part # EX2234L when searching.

Not sure how the Currie TRE's are but it seems like finding replacements for those might be an issue. Just guessing though...


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The RK unit will not rust since it is made from 7075 Aluminum. The down fall is that you do have to drop one end to adjust it, but once it is set, it should never have to be touched again. It will flex and bend right back to its original shape. It is obviously very light and very strong. It uses the OEM TRE from the pitman arm connection on your JK so carriing a trail spare will service more than one location and parts are easy to come by. They have one inch shanks which is just about as beefy as you can get! Either way, good luck with your build. Just some food for thought.

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The TREs can be found at any major parts supplier like Napa... Use part # EX2234L when searching..
Not been my experience. Only place that seems to have these is you and some guy up north that sells on PBB, but he never seems to have them anyways. Big thread on PBB how these are not easily found.

So.... my suggestion still stands, the Poly rod is great, just have a spare end in your tool box. As RK stated.... theirs uses the facory end so it is easy to find spares and is used all over the place. I have the Poly DL, so all my ends are the same as well, so that isn't an issue for me.
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