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Old 06-26-2017, 09:25 AM   #166
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Mine are dead silent on any road or trail. Just spray them with some kind of lube from time to time
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Looking to order the steering kit this week and possibly the track bar sometime down the road. Currently have the IRO kit and track bar, 5/8" already drilled on the knuckles and pitman. Will the Cavfab track bar work with the IRO double-shear bracket, or will it only work with the RE bracket?

Also, does the steering kit make any noise or have any kind of vertical play whatsoever? One reason I'm looking to upgrade is because the heim bodies on the IRO tie rod rattle against their mounting washers due to the eye gap on anything but smooth roads. It's either that or the drag link misalignment washer. It drives me absolutely nuts.
The high clearance kit we sell does have lateral movement in the rods due to weight being forward of the heims themselves. It can be minimized by adjusting the heims upwards (or down) and Tightning the jam nuts down (The BleepinJeep youtube video documents this a bit). My XJ was a daily driver for around a year with the aforementioned kit and only on the worst roads would i ever hear the rods move...and even then it was minimal at best

The Currie Joints we use on our track bar require a 2" inner width mounting on the frame bracket..I don't believe the IRO bracket will work as I think its like 1-5/8" but I could be wrong.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:56 PM   #168
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Thanks for the info.

I think maybe the heims are just worn out, because I don't remember hearing them bang around before. It takes a little bit of effort compared to rolling down the road, but I can rock the tie rod up and down with my hands. I can probably make some thin spacers to dampen it a bit or just try replacing the heims for now. Had the same problem with the drag link until I replaced the ends on that. Seems like it's just a common problem with heims as they wear and age, regardless of the system.
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Thanks for the info.

I think maybe the heims are just worn out, because I don't remember hearing them bang around before. It takes a little bit of effort compared to rolling down the road, but I can rock the tie rod up and down with my hands. I can probably make some thin spacers to dampen it a bit or just try replacing the heims for now. Had the same problem with the drag link until I replaced the ends on that. Seems like it's just a common problem with heims as they wear and age, regardless of the system.
Any time there is weight forward of the joints there will be movement in the bars. Even if the heims are brand new it will still allow the bars to move a bit. We haven't really had anyone come to us saying it was excessive. Normally adjusting the bars to be spaced out a bit from one another cures the movement of them to where the kit is completely silent. Let me know if I can be of any more assistance.
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Anyone running 16 or 17" rims with this and have any clearance issues with 4.25 to 4.75 backspacing? i dont forsee any issues with the larger rim diameter over the bolt heads.
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Anyone running 16 or 17" rims with this and have any clearance issues with 4.25 to 4.75 backspacing? i dont forsee any issues with the larger rim diameter over the bolt heads.
SHOULD be fine...with 4.25"

4.75 should work as well...but we personally have not tried it. Anything over a 15" should allow for sufficient clearance with essentially any backspacing though.
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SHOULD be fine...with 4.25"

4.75 should work as well...but we personally have not tried it. Anything over a 15" should allow for sufficient clearance with essentially any backspacing though.
That was my thinking.These 3.5 backspacing rims i have now look like Bubba sticking his lip out.
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5.5" backspace on 15" rim for reference


3.5" backspace on 15" rim
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We have some big updates coming for our Steering Systems. We are changing our manufacturing processes to offer you an even more superior part.

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