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post #1 of 10 Old 02-29-2012, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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steering parts - need advice

I've got the DW something fierce, so I've decided that it's time to upgrade (and hopefully solve my problem, whatever it may be...). I need some help deciding which way to go, and hopefully there's enough people here where I can hear reviews of both options.

Here's what I think I have figured out:

Ball Joints - Synergy from Poly
http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...s-p-26182.html

Shocks (undecided on what brand)

Tie rod - Ruff Stuff (gonna buy their TRE's and make my own bar from 7075)
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/TREOFF.html

The part I can't make up my mind on is the front track bar, drag link and relocation bracket. I've narrowed it down to (I think) either RK or Synergy from Poly. They're both roughly the same price retail; around $500 for the set. Any positive or negative comments on either? I need to place an order soon (probably within the next couple of days).

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-29-2012, 09:25 PM
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I would say everything you have picked is a great choice! I run all RK parts on my Jeep, so that is what I would recommend, but Poly makes great stuff too. If you can wait a week or so, I believe someone local will have a Poly steering kit for sale.

Do you have a rear adjustable track bar and relocation bracket?

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I might be able to wait a little bit, depending on the price. Why are they getting rid of it?

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I run a mixture of RK and Poly stuff which I like a lot. Have you also thought about changing out the stock 14mm bolts for shouldered 9/16 grade8 bolts? The stock bolts ate through the bushings on the TB even though everything was torqued to spec.

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I just ordered the Poly TB and it is real nice. But I also have their high steer kit as well and am going to get their sector shaft brace when it gets released in a couple of weeks.

The good thing about poly stuff is that you can adjust it while on the jeep. I used to have RK tie rod but everytime I needed to adjust it I had to take it off. Poly stuff you don't have to do that.

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I too have been dreaming of doing something similar to my rig and this is my choice for tie rod and drag link.
http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=3574

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i have the currie set-up. that set-up is stout, but at the same time very heavy. the from the factory 'play' in the steering is completely gone which is very nice, very reactive steering now. and the tie rod has taken a few hits and remained true.

although, i still wonder if going with the lighter weight rockkrawler or poly performance aluminum kits would have been equivalent in performance.


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The Currie kit seems a little overpriced at $1100 when both of the other kits are less than half that, work great, and include more.

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I might be able to wait a little bit, depending on the price. Why are they getting rid of it?

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They are going to a full RK LA kit and swapping it to stay uniform.

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The Currie kit seems a little overpriced at $1100 when both of the other kits are less than half that.
I got mine from NorthRidge4x4 shipped for $760 with free shipping. Love it! It's beefy and all the drag link and tie rod ends are the same.
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I got mine from NorthRidge4x4 shipped for $760 with free shipping. Love it! It's beefy and all the drag link and tie rod ends are the same.
In my opinion, after seeing all the options from the "big 3," the Currie stuff definitely looks the beefiest. But, they're just out of my price range. I do like that you can rebuild the Currie joints though. At the moment, I'm leaning toward Poly...

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