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Drag link flip kit..

I wanted to start getting things up and out of the way and improve steering at the same time . I went with a Teraflex flip kit for a JK that includes a new beefed up drag link that is designed to come in from the top of the knuckle, a upper track bar brace that is beefed up and is designed to include a secondary mount for a additional frame brace that runs to the frame rail on the right side..

Time permitting I only had the chance to install the drag link, I removed the stock drag link and drilled out the knuckle with a 13/16 bit and inserted the tapered spacer that is included with the kit and installed the new drag link...

I will finish up the install during this week hopefully..

Here is a picture of the newly flipped drag link...

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Niiice! Good pic, thanks for adding it. I am considering this too.

Can ya tell a difference in steering? Does it handle any differently?

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Niiice! Good pic, thanks for adding it. I am considering this too.

Can ya tell a difference in steering? Does it handle any differently?
I have less bump steer now that I have it all installed...
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I see you have what looks like 2" bump stop extensions. Does the drag link come close to the frame when flexed the other way? I was thinking of doing this but with no extensions it looked like I'd be hitting the frame for sure.

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Great write up. I should be able to follow your clear and detailed instructions with no issues???
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Great write up. I should be able to follow your clear and detailed instructions with no issues???
Great job on the attempt to be a smartass but it was full of fail.....

It seems hard for you but it really is as simple as drilling out your knuckle and installing the drag link...not really hard at all for some people..
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Great job on the attempt to be a smartass but it was full of fail.....

It seems hard for you but it really is as simple as drilling out your knuckle and installing the drag link...not really hard at all for some people..
Ok I guess I don't understand what a write up is for then? Why do one if it is that simple dick weed? There are more detailed write ups on drilling holes in your sideview mirrors to let water out.

Write up= 1 poser flex pic after installation

Got it, thanks for clearing that up for me

FYI: I have installed every aftermarket part that is on my Jeep minus mounting the tires. If all I wanted was a picture of the finished product I could just go to the show and tell thread jack wagon.

You fail at failing me...
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I see you have what looks like 2" bump stop extensions. Does the drag link come close to the frame when flexed the other way? I was thinking of doing this but with no extensions it looked like I'd be hitting the frame for sure.
So anyways...... ^^^^^

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So anyways...... ^^^^^

I cant say for sure , you might be fine, I have not had any issues with mine rubbing or hitting....but then again I have the extensions

The only problem that I had with rubbing was with my Track bar....when it was in the lowest hole on the drop bracket it began to rub my diff cover...that was fixed by moving it up to the next hole in the bracket..
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cool, you gunna flip the tie rod too?

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cool, you gunna flip the tie rod too?
You can't. You can raise it if you get Reid Racing high steer knuckles.
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Have you noticed an improvment in the handling and steering? Pros..Cons..etc. How bout this VS the reid high steer?

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You can't. You can raise it if you get Reid Racing high steer knuckles.
I'm pretty sure I've seen it done before.

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Have you noticed an improvment in the handling and steering? Pros..Cons..etc. How bout this VS the reid high steer?
Yes there is a improvment in handling, seems a bit tighter at low speeds and really smooth at highway speeds, little to no bump steering.. I cant compare it against the reid set up, ,dont know anybody that has spent the money to get one for a JK ..
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Yes there is a improvment in handling, seems a bit tighter at low speeds and really smooth at highway speeds, little to no bump steering.. I cant compare it against the reid set up, ,dont know anybody that has spent the money to get one for a JK ..
Hummm..I am flipping back and forth between the flip kit and the Reid high steer...Right now I don't need them but when I got to the ACOS I will need something. Don't know which to use...

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