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Ever since I went to a 6.5" lift I have been having steering problems. It doesnt want to turn all the way to one side. I dont recall which side. The tires arent rubbing. Any clue guys.
 

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Yea I bought a RE pitman arm to see if that would work. Im going to put it on tomorrow. The ladie at the Jeep place said it was a 4" drop pitman arm.
 

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I plan on it. Thats what the ladie at the jeep place told me to get. But I want to upgrade my steering as well. What should I get to upgrade the steering???
 

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I plan on it. Thats what the ladie at the jeep place told me to get. But I want to upgrade my steering as well. What should I get to upgrade the steering???
Well there are bolt on kits and OTN kits it all depends on how much time/money you want to put into it.
 

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Otn?
 

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Please avoid using that DPA, unless you plan to drop the upper trackbar mount as well. they have to be dropped at the same time and must be parallel to each other or else your steering will be alot worse.
 

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Whether or not you utilize the DPA, do this...point the wheels straight...then check your steering wheel position...lifting it that high, probably clocked your steering wheel at least 180 degrees out. Adjust your drag link accordingly...
 

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Please avoid using that DPA, unless you plan to drop the upper trackbar mount as well. they have to be dropped at the same time and must be parallel to each other or else your steering will be alot worse.
I have a track bar and mount.
 

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YOu need to go Over The Knucle steering setup..The factory setup will not work on the tall lifts..Anything over about 5" IMHO OTN is the only way to get proper steering..No amount of adjusting will work. Drop pitman arm only worth it if you also lower the track bar mount like others have said.. Infact I wouldn't even bother with a drop pitman I would just get the OTN setup and call it a day. Jcroffroad offers a nice setup and it's a 1 ton, I think the rugged ridge setup will work as well.
 

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WTH is OTN? Nuckle? It's OTK...


The JCR setup is good. PMP will build you a similar product, I don't recall if it is cheaper or not. PMP will also sell you knuckles to do proper hi-steer, IIRC. Or knuckles to use D44 hubs and hi-steer, or maybe that's dedenbear that sells those. While OTK probably would work fine, I'd run real hi-steer and use a flatter pitman arm than the stock one, and while I was at it I'd raise the axle side track bar mount as needed, and the frame one too if it'll clear the oil pan. Backwards? You might think so, but there's a reason for everything.
 

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6 inch lift...mm..you could get away with a heavy duty system for that kind of lift but OTK will be the best thing to do....
look at the teraflex hi steer system
 

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FWIW I am running currie and I am having no problems, im not quite as high as you are but the system is beefy to say the least.
That's all i hear when it comes to currie. Frankly, i'm just sick and tired of hearing nothing but GOOD stuff about currie's steering setup. ;)

I guess i'll be going currie sometime in the near future. How much lift does the setup work with?
 
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