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Old 08-24-2009, 08:05 PM   #1
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Figured I'd share my ZJ tie rod upgrade with you.

Simple easy bolt on upgrade.

Get the following parts for a 95 Grand Cherokee with a V8
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ES3096 Tie rod end (short) 21.99 @ Autozone
DS1312 Long tie Rod 34.99 @ Autozone
ES2097S Adjustment Sleeve 15.99 @ Auto zone

The Tie Rod end is MUCH thicker, The Tie Rod bar is thicker and Soild not hollow like the stock XJ one. When you put them side by side the XJ Tie Rod looks like a joke compared to the ZJ one.





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have you had it aligned?? everything installed?
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two questions..what are the advantages of upgrading to this tie rod upgrade? and would this fit on my stock xj?
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The Tie Rod end is MUCH thicker, The Tie Rod bar is thicker and Soild not hollow like the stock XJ one. When you put them side by side the XJ Tie Rod looks like a joke compared to the ZJ one.
thats why
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two questions..what are the advantages of upgrading to this tie rod upgrade? and would this fit on my stock xj?

Yes this will fit your XJ, it is a direct bolt on upgrade requiring no modifications.

The benefit is a stronger steering system. The stock XJ tie rod is a hollow tube, rolled from sheet metal and seam welded. While it may be perfectly fine for a daily driver that only sees light trail use, it will bend easily with moderate to heavy wheeling. I bent my stock unit the first time I took it off road. The ZJ V8 tie rod has larger diameter tie rod ends and is constructed of a solid piece of steel. It has a huge strength gain for off road use, especially with oversized tires.
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have you had it aligned?? everything installed?
Not yet... looking for some tires first when I have the mounted I will get it aligned it needs it bad. Not my DD tho so not to worried.

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Yeah as stated it's super thick material. It you are off road it will take some moderate hits and if you run bigger 33"+ this is needed along with other steering upgrades. This will fit a stock XJ and suppose your steering will feel a bit tighter just cause your getting rid of some tired and wimpy parts.
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Can we get an installed picture? I noticed that the ZJ tie rod bar is bent/curved vs. the stock XJ being straight and I'd like to see what the new setup looks like.

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Here is a pic of the ZJ tracbar installed on my XJ. A cheap and easy upgrade.
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Your Autozone part number for the Adjustment sleeve is wrong.

It should be ES2079S instead of ES2097S.
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Is that stock tie rod picture an xj? And is it supposed to be bent like that? I thought I bent mine but maybe it was like that?

*Also, how much does this upgrade cost?
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did you pull it from your local JY? i'm thinking about doing something like that this summer. is the tie rod and tracbar the only thing that will directly bolt onto an XJ?
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i'm not an expert, but i'm gonna go ahead and say that no, thats not what that tierod is supposed to look like.
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Is that stock tie rod picture an xj? And is it supposed to be bent like that? I thought I bent mine but maybe it was like that?

*Also, how much does this upgrade cost?
tie rod is def not supposed to be bent like that one and the prices are in the first post of this thread
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okay, well them autozone part numbers, them are the exact ones to get for my xj? or are the names just the same?
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