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Drag Link Reccommendation
August 13, 2018
9:11 pm
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Jamie (K6NUB)
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Well, I kind of thought the "upgrade opportunities" were going to be a little slower in coming, but i guess this is part of the game. Could tell something was off in the steering so started checking stuff out and it looks like the drag link end on the knuckle is bad. So looks like time to upgrade it. Was looking at just a direct bolt in replacement, don't see any need to change anything else, unless there is a good reason someone gives me grin

Current setup is an Ultimate Dana 44 axle (reusing everything factory from the C's out), synergy track bar & bracket brace... everything else in the front it pretty much stock.. Northridge has a Currie, Steer Smarts Yeti and Synergy bolt in options. Don't see much of a difference between them other than the Synergy is greaseable, the Steer Smarts might be thicker wall tubing but it is a different design so not sure it matters. Leaning towards the Synergy just because is is in the middle price range and so far my trackbar has been good. Both are lifetime warranty. All thoughts and opinions welcome!

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August 13, 2018
9:46 pm
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BKGM Jeepers
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Drag link isn’t really a failure point. The track bar is a more important upgrade.  Who makes your trackbar?   Maybe match the two?

August 13, 2018
10:01 pm
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Jamie (K6NUB)
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BKGM Jeepers said
Drag link isn’t really a failure point. The track bar is a more important upgrade.  Who makes your trackbar?   Maybe match the two?  

Synergy trackbar which is the way i am leaning towards the drag link as well.

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August 14, 2018
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Ive installed synergy and metalcloak, both were bolt in affairs.  But seeing the rare parts units in person made me consider them, extra beef.

August 14, 2018
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I vote for Rare Parts.  They build them right here in Stockton.  http://www.fabseries.com/

They are a bit more pricey, but I know they stand behind the product and its beefy like Kris said.  Kevin, Justin, Robb and myself have all run them. 

I think if your were on 40s I'd say Rare Parts for sure, but I think you would be just fine with synergy if that is a better fit for the wallet. 

Fusion 4x4 sells the Rare Parts but with an aluminum drag link instead of steel.  https://www.fusion4x4.com/onli.....-c22913216 They brand it as there own.  I believe Currie is doing the same thing.

Um...what?

August 16, 2018
8:07 am
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I would not recommend Currie the performance is there but they don’t back there products and the customer service suck. 

August 16, 2018
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I just kept the draglink stock on my JK. I had a teraflex monster trackbar which worked fine. 

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August 16, 2018
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I do like how easy my drag link is to adjust.  Makes centering the steering wheel a 5 minute job. 

September 1, 2018
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I second rare parts there stuff is beefy and both times I got parts from them (local pick up in Stockton) they gave me a tour of the factory and customer service has been top notch!  Spent lots of time with me and though I haven't tried them on issues the front end customer service has been some of if not the best I have found

 

I would Def buy again (and their ball joints! )

September 2, 2018
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Jamie (K6NUB)
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Thanks for all the info guys! I really had a tough time deciding between the Synergy and Rare Parts, I have had to put a little more money in to the rig the last couple of months than i expected so I decided to go Synergy. I will go Rare Parts for the tie rod though when the time comes.

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