PDA

View Full Version : 2016 SEMA : Currie Enterprises Currectlync Steering System



wayoflife
11-06-2016, 05:48 PM
Of all the aftermarket tie-rods I have personally installed and/or tested on a Jeep JK Wrangler over the last 10 years, the one that has proven itself to be THE BEST or at least in my opinion, is the one made by Currie Enterprises. They've been the most factory like in terms of design, are easy to adjust, come with ridiculously beefy tie-rod ends and I have found them to take a beating after beating year after year. Unfortunately, with greatness came a steep price and up until now, one of their tie-rods would have put you back almost $800. Well, at the 2016 SEMA show, Currie has just announced they've lowered the price of both their awesome tie-rod and drag link and are now offering both as their Currectlync Steering System for just $589 and the tie-rod itself can be had for just $349!!

http://wayalife.com/photos/_data/i/upload/2016/11/06/20161106100802-2ed8c618-me.jpg

Again, of all the tie-rods out there, Currie is what I choose to run but of course, I'm just a mall crawler and you can take my recommendation for what it's worth. :yup:

TrainWreck618
11-06-2016, 06:05 PM
That's insane pricing! Are they moving production?


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

TFD
11-06-2016, 06:06 PM
Wow. That's a hell of a price drop!


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

wayoflife
11-06-2016, 06:11 PM
That's insane pricing! Are they moving production?

I know, totally nuts! I bought a used one a few years back for $450 and thought I was getting a smokin deal. At this price point, they are effectively cheaper than a Synergy tie-rod! From what I understand, it's all the new competition coming there way from Rubicon Express, SteerSmarts, Rare Parts and the like that's forcing them to drop their price. Imagine that, capitalism at its best :crazyeyes:

JeepJeep75
11-06-2016, 06:36 PM
Will/do they offer a RHD drag link for those of us running the drag-link flip?

wayoflife
11-06-2016, 06:38 PM
Will/do they offer a RHD drag link for those of us running the drag-link flip?

Don't think so but of course, I just run an OE RHD drag link. It's the tie-rod that I would recommend more than anything and now it's more affordable than ever. :yup:

Heavyhaul07
11-06-2016, 11:53 PM
I have the heavy duty rk tie rod assembly and had to drill the knuckles. Is there a way to go to the Currie without having to replace my knuckles?


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

JKbrick
11-07-2016, 12:49 AM
I know, totally nuts! I bought a used one a few years back for $450 and thought I was getting a smokin deal. At this price point, they are effectively cheaper than a Synergy tie-rod! From what I understand, it's all the new competition coming there way from Rubicon Express, SteerSmarts, Rare Parts and the like that's forcing them to drop their price. Imagine that, capitalism at its best :crazyeyes:

Doesn't the expensive tie rod have ends you screw the "joint" into making it rebuildable and the cheaper one just has normal tie rod ends? Maybe I was just seeing things?


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

tanmanjk
11-07-2016, 12:59 AM
Good find on this. Had the same setup on my tj.

Sent from my SM-G935V using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

wayoflife
11-07-2016, 12:59 AM
I have the heavy duty rk tie rod assembly and had to drill the knuckles. Is there a way to go to the Currie without having to replace my knuckles?


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

That's news to me. I didn't have to drill my knuckles. :idontknow:


Doesn't the expensive tie rod have ends you screw the "joint" into making it rebuildable and the cheaper one just has normal tie rod ends? Maybe I was just seeing things?


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Not sure what you're referring to. Sorry.

cozdude
11-07-2016, 01:09 AM
Holy shit! I might just have to sell my synergy tie rod with the new rod ends I'm getting and upgrade to this!!


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

MattAlpha
11-07-2016, 01:20 AM
That's news to me. I didn't have to drill my knuckles. :idontknow:



Not sure what you're referring to. Sorry.

I think he is talking about drilling out the passenger side knuckle drag link mounting hole to accommodate the sleeve needed for the RK drag link flip kit.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

JAGS
11-07-2016, 01:30 AM
Glad you posted this in the recap thread. I had totally missed it.

So I was under the impression from seeing elsewhere that there is a HD version and then this version? So you are saying that Currie only has this one and it is this HD lync at $359. [emoji33]

I may get sick of my frowning TR a little sooner. [emoji3]

wayoflife
11-07-2016, 01:35 AM
I think he is talking about drilling out the passenger side knuckle drag link mounting hole to accommodate the sleeve needed for the RK drag link flip kit.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Got it. I thought he was referring to the tie-rod. Drilling out the knuckle for the drag link is not that big of a deal or at least not to me. This is standard fair for most drag link flips.


Glad you posted this in the recap thread. I had totally missed it.

So I was under the impression from seeing elsewhere that there is a HD version and then this version? So you are saying that Currie only has this one and it is this HD lync at $359. [emoji33]

I may get sick of my frowning TR a little sooner. [emoji3]

If there are two different versions, it's news to me. I'm just reporting what I saw - Currie Currectlync JK HD replacement steering system Part # CE-9704

Benito
11-07-2016, 01:40 AM
Not sure what you're referring to. Sorry.

I believe he is referring to this Currie tie rod -

229803

wayoflife
11-07-2016, 01:45 AM
I believe he is referring to this Currie tie rod -

Got it - that is the "extreme duty" tie rod and what was released at SEMA is the "heavy duty"


..................................................
Watch WAYALIFE YouTube Videos (https://m.youtube.com/user/wayalife)
WAYALIFE Jeeps & Specs (http://wayalife.com/blog/index.php/2016/09/01/546/)

JKbrick
11-07-2016, 01:47 AM
Got it - that is the "extreme duty" tie rod and what was released at SEMA is the "heavy duty"


..................................................
Watch WAYALIFE YouTube Videos (https://m.youtube.com/user/wayalife)
WAYALIFE Jeeps & Specs (http://wayalife.com/blog/index.php/2016/09/01/546/)

Thanks for the clarification [emoji106]


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

Heavyhaul07
11-08-2016, 04:26 AM
That's news to me. I didn't have to drill my knuckles. :idontknow:



Not sure what you're referring to. Sorry.

230064
This is the set up I have. Had to drill knuckles to 18mm for the bolt for the ends at knuckles. I am running there tie rod assy not the drag link. I have a flipped drag.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

JK_Dave
11-08-2016, 08:05 PM
Got it - that is the "extreme duty" tie rod and what was released at SEMA is the "heavy duty"


..................................................
Watch WAYALIFE YouTube Videos (https://m.youtube.com/user/wayalife)
WAYALIFE Jeeps & Specs (http://wayalife.com/blog/index.php/2016/09/01/546/)


Thanks for the clarification [emoji106]


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

There may be other differences in the ends (I couldn't tell), but the Heavy Duty (9704) is 1 1/2 inch diameter rod and the Extreme Duty (9703) is 1 5/8 inch diameter rod. Both have a 2 year warranty.

For 1/8", I can't see that being $350 better, but that's just me.

nmwranglerx
11-12-2016, 01:14 AM
The price drop is great news. I might have to replace my stock tie rod sooner than later. Thanks for posting.


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

SPOOOBY
11-12-2016, 01:27 AM
There may be other differences in the ends (I couldn't tell), but the Heavy Duty (9704) is 1 1/2 inch diameter rod and the Extreme Duty (9703) is 1 5/8 inch diameter rod. Both have a 2 year warranty.

For 1/8", I can't see that being $350 better, but that's just me.

230474230475 the extreme duty has rebuildable ball joint ends


If you're not living, your dead already

jkbarnett
11-12-2016, 01:47 AM
Good news


Sent from my iPhone using WAYALIFE mobile app (http://r.tapatalk.com/byo?rid=73415)

SPOOOBY
11-12-2016, 03:52 AM
I like that all tie rod and draglink ends are same so only need to carry one spare with you,looks like a winner to me and hd HD as HELL! Ive been looking for the right setup for a while and i believe i've just found it!


If you're not living, your dead already

JAGS
11-12-2016, 04:21 AM
I see value in the DL if you have something like RAM assist. Just thinking otherwise I'd rather bend a DL than put extra strain on sector shaft. Maybe that doesn't make sense either?

I'm really looking at the HD version when I get ready to start buying next few mods.

SPOOOBY
11-12-2016, 05:43 AM
I see value in the DL if you have something like RAM assist. Just thinking otherwise I'd rather bend a DL than put extra strain on sector shaft. Maybe that doesn't make sense either?

I'm really looking at the HD version when I get ready to start buying next few mods.

My drag link is already bent so i just ordered the Currectlync modular extreme,will add psc hydro assist
Steering system with extreme tie rod and flip kit,i don't like it when it breaks. Like wheeling more than fixing


If you're not living, your dead already

JAGS
11-28-2016, 03:43 PM
Bumping this thread. Looking at upgrading my frowning TR.

I keep having issues with my DL bushings. But I don't the new Currie drag link would work as I'm running the evo flipped DL. Is this correct?

cozdude
11-28-2016, 03:44 PM
Bumping this thread. Looking at upgrading my frowning TR.

I keep having issues with my DL bushings. But I don't the new Currie drag link would work as I'm running the evo flipped DL. Is this correct?

It would prob work if they sell a RHD drag link.

JAGS
11-28-2016, 03:50 PM
It would prob work if they sell a RHD drag link.

Ha, good point.

Still may just go the cheapo route and order another RHD stock replacement.

cozdude
11-28-2016, 03:53 PM
Ha, good point.

Still may just go the cheapo route and order another RHD stock replacement.

That's what I would do. Tie rod wise tho I would hesitate with doing the Currie. If these new ends I have from synergy don't last I'm switching the whole tie rod out for the Currie

JAGS
11-28-2016, 05:04 PM
That's what I would do. Tie rod wise tho I would hesitate with doing the Currie. If these new ends I have from synergy don't last I'm switching the whole tie rod out for the Currie

I'm checking if any Cyber deals today. :thumb::yup: