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Skipwingo07
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PostSubject: Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover steering.   Sat 18 Sep 2010, 1:54 pm

Does anyone have any knowledge on the Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover Steering? I have read a few reviews from XJ owners that have griped about "Death Wobble" but found nothing like this from Wrangler owners. I have also read about "dead spots" again from XJ owners but nothing from Wranglers.

If anyone, with a TJ specifically, has any first hand knowledge about this product can you let me know your opinions. Also, keep in mind my TJ id a daily driver, so if there are quirks or issues with this product that would take away from the drive ability of my TJ I would like to know.

Thank you in advance for any information provided.

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PostSubject: Re: Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover steering.   Mon 20 Sep 2010, 11:41 am

Honestly you're probably better off hitting up a more technical forum or consulting more knowledgeable gurus. I can tell you that I won't personally run to that steering as long as I've got TJ axles under my rig. If I ever make the swap to tons, everything will be revisited, but the TJ is not set up for OTK/crossover steering, there's no need for it, and it can (and often enough does) cause more problems and poorer road manners than it's perceived to solve.

You didn't mention what you're trying to accomplish. It may be better to say, "I'm running into XYZ limitation, I've been looking at ABC solution, but does anyone have any info on it or an alternative?"

If you're just looking to spend money, there are far better places to spend it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover steering.   Mon 20 Sep 2010, 12:13 pm

I have Eaton E lockers front and rear. My drag link is already bent. When I engage my front lockers, it takes an act of congress to turn my vehicle. What I want to prevent is bending a Tie Rod or drag link while in the process of turning my vehicle or do you think this would even be an issue, if I decide to replace my tie rod and drag link?

I'm basically trying to beef up as much as I possibly can and fix anyting that is bent or broken and in doing so I want to use better parts or a better system.
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PostSubject: Re: Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover steering.   Mon 20 Sep 2010, 12:21 pm

Anything made by Rugged Ridge wil be cheap, with the added benefit of being pure crap.

You want this:
http://www.currieenterprises.com/cestore/product.aspx?id=1219

Or something from ORO
https://secure48.mysecureorder.net/offroadonly/catalog/index.php?cPath=37&osCsid=67pb8i83tgir61482adomufr56

Or install hydro-assist
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PostSubject: Re: Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover steering.   Mon 20 Sep 2010, 12:28 pm

Thank you very much I will look into these. I honestly havn't read too much or heard too much about RR stuff, so I do appreciate your opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Crossover steering.   Mon 20 Sep 2010, 2:20 pm

Yeah, I strongly second the Currie suggestion. I've got a perfectly good stock drag link and tie rod in my garage because it was upgraded to the Currie already. Additionally, Savvy makes a replacement tie rod that mates to it upside down for high steer on the driver's side (makes everything look flatter, too) and bends back to shape if you hit it. Something to think about if you ever want to do it in the future.
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