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    Default 1 Ton Steering Upgrade

    Hoping to eliminate some of the steering issues I am having, I am looking at this 1 ton steering upgrade.

    Here is the info from the site:


    1-Ton Steering Upgrade


    Jeep 1 Ton Steering Upgrade.

    Available for all makes and models of Jeeps.

    Looking to upgrade your stock Jeep steering? Is your lifted Jeep having alignment problems? With our Jeep 1 ton steering upgrade, you eliminate the hard to adjust "Y" stock steering, it allows for a longer drag link to help with your steering angles, and most importantly gives you heavy duty steering that will take a beating and hold up to the off-road abuse.
    The rods are a beefy 1.25" diameter DOM, with an almost .25" wall; threads are direct tapped into the tube. This means (unlike a threaded insert) the TRE has full thread engagement into the tube for the length of its threads. On this system the passenger side TRE dust boot is replaced with a polyurethane spacer, which pulls the body of the TRE against this knuckle. This eliminates the tie rod roll that an inverted T setup sometimes has.
    While we have had great luck not running a steering stabilizer, if you really have to have one feel free to order this bracket kit from summit racing. This kit will still allow you to easily align our steering setup.
    We recommend having this kit installed by a professional 4x4 shop in your area as drilling and reaming needs to be done to knuckles and pitman arm to fit the 1 ton tie rod ends. Installation should take about 2 hours.
    Please read the installation instrucions below BEFORE BUYING THIS PRODUCT. This will ensure that you realize what is involved with this install, and the limitations of this setup. Any aftermarket diff guards/covers may need to be modified or replaced depending on their standoff compared to the stock cover. Most half guards (Like the Warn Diff cover) can easily be modified to fit.
    If you would like to save money on the reamer and drill bit: (same products we will be shipping, just saves us from having to drop ship them)
    Snap-On reamer part number: R121 (direct link)
    Mcmaster-Carr drill 5/8" bit part: 2933A28 (direct link)
    Mcmaster-Carr drill 11/16" bit part: 2933A31 (direct link)

    Installation Instructions (PDF 344kb)





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    I was looking at getting the currie one when I upgraded. This one looks invincible.

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    I think that was the one USMCGunner was looking at to. Beefy
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    remember, theres cutting and welding involved!

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    Made a choice to get a simpler version. I chose the currie model which does not involve any major mods to get it to work. I am not sure how long it will take to get it, but hopefully it will correct any problems I am having so I can hit the trails with the confidence that my junk will last.

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    looks like a good prodject for ryan to learn to weld
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    Considering I am still SUA, I think that it might be a good idea for my YJ.

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