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There are a lot of steering correction kits out there. Recommendations and why?
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Depends upon the lift you have. Under 3" you're usually ok stock. Over 3" bump steer gets progressively worse. I opted for Poly's kit and highly recommend it.
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I have 4.5 Clayton coils with a Teraflex track bar and Bilstein shocks.
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Under 3" lift, you don't really need to worry about it. Taller than that, and your drag link and track bar are at a stupid angle. A "drag link flip kit" will include a matching-height track bar bracket to put both of them back to parallel with the ground to perfectly correct the fouled-up geometry.


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X2 on poly, it's a nice set up.

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Like said previously, over 3", I'd go With Teraflex HD Frame Brace & Drag Link Flip

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Like they said, below 3" you really do not need anything, nor is it wise to do a drag link flip. Above 3" it is a good move. Make sure the new track bar geometry matches the drag link flip geometry and you will need a minimum of 3" bump stop extensions or your drag link could smack the frame under normal operation....


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One thing to consider is that many lifts that 2-2.5" of lift usually end up getting more than that and them some tend to add the front spacers to level it out also, then add to the equation some keep the light stock bumper so it is easy to see 3 plus inches of lift from a 2.5 kit.

When I installed my 3" lift on stock rubi Tires I was sitting as high if not slightly higher than the Shrockworks rig with 4" lift and 35's.

I did a lot of things to my 2.5 kit that many didn't feel needed to be done and I took it even further when I upped to 3"springs but I noticed a great improvement with the completion of each mod. So if you feel that you may need it by all means do so, any upgrade to the jk is not in vein and wasted, at least your getting ends that can be greased and rebuilt.

Keep in mind that I'm OCD or something and the slightest of issues drive me bonkers until I get them fixed....

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Different kits=different manufacturers.
Recommendations=personal preference, so it's subjective.
Why=because you need to correct all of the steering components back to being as close to parallel as possible.

Many many threads on this that beat this home, try the search.

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Euroefx HID kit, high/low beam and fogs
Shrockworks rear full width, tire carrier

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I did the poly High steer with the jks front track bar brace which also gave me a new higher location to mount the track bar. The angles of the tb and dl are now quite close and the truck rides better.
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Depends upon the lift you have. Under 3" you're usually ok stock. Over 3" bump steer gets progressively worse. I opted for Poly's kit and highly recommend it.


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Under 3" lift, you don't really need to worry about it. Taller than that, and your drag link and track bar are at a stupid angle. A "drag link flip kit" will include a matching-height track bar bracket to put both of them back to parallel with the ground to perfectly correct the fouled-up geometry.
X2.

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X2 on poly, it's a nice set up.


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Like they said, below 3" you really do not need anything, nor is it wise to do a drag link flip. Above 3" it is a good move. Make sure the new track bar geometry matches the drag link flip geometry and you will need a minimum of 3" bump stop extensions or your drag link could smack the frame under normal operation....
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I run the 4" Superlift and I have the Superlift adjustable track bar.

I've recently had some real issues with death wobble. it's come and gone, but now its here and its an issue. Would my DW issues have anything to do with the steering? i've also noticed over time that the steering of my JK has developed some sloppiness. its had a clunk here and there, but the clunk has gone away.

i've been looking at the JKS steering sector shaft brace and track bar brace, but i can't make heads or tails of whats going on with all that and whether it would really help with my issues.
Yes, DW could be a result of several different worn steering components. I really don't think the steering sector shaft should be the first place to look. Give me a call if you want, I could prob help alot better over the phone.... Dave x203

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Different kits=different manufacturers.
Recommendations=personal preference, so it's subjective.
Why=because you need to correct all of the steering components back to being as close to parallel as possible.

Many many threads on this that beat this home, try the search.
x2...

Here is a link to the Synergy Suspension Steering Correction Kit, also referred to as the "Poly" kit by alot of peeps around here.


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You guys will always be "Poly" to me!
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Yeah all of my Teraflex crap has been replaced by poly, only thing left is springs, great stuff and great help.

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You guys will always be "Poly" to me!
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Yeah all of my Teraflex crap has been replaced by poly, only thing left is springs, great stuff and great help.
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thanks everyone for the replies. Looks like the poly kit seems to be everyones suggestion, I appreciate it.
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I'm also running a Poly draglink and tie rod with a Poly weld on 3" trackbar bracket on PR44 with Reids. Solid front end. Don't be cheap and use a kit that uses OEM right hand drive draglink, theres lots out there. My OEM left was shit, can't imagine the OEM right being different.
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