ZJ Tie Rod Conversion


cpwolf

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Crown isn’t available, so I’m doing a full setup by part.
I got the ZJ Tie Rod, Tie Rod end and adjusting sleeve.

I’m looking at Drag Link and to do a full refresh, I need a tie rod end for the Pitman Arm side (Not sure which tr end), and a sleeve of I don’t want to reuse the one on it. Those aren’t listed in OP. But those are both needed to completely refresh (drag link is refresh not upgrade really).
Is that accurate?
 

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FYI, the ZJ conversion with a TJ Drag Link is now costing about $300 on Amazon Prime if you get a new steering stabilizer as well.

There needs to be more clarity on what you need to do this conversion in the OP. Of course, I'm adding the Drag Link, so it could be added as an addendum

ES3095R Tie Rod End (x1)
ES3096L Tie Rod End (x2)
ES2079S Adjusting Sleeve (x1)
DS1312 Tie Rod End (which is your Tie Rod) (x1)
DS1430 Tie Rod End (which is your Drag Link) (x1)
Steering Stabilizer of your Choice

Apologies for bringing up this old post. I'm reading this, why the need for 2 ES3096L Tie Rod Ends? I appreciate all y'alls' help and wisdom, I'm counting through these and not following 5 joints like this. I thik 95R is connected to the Tie Rod, and 96L is tied to the Drag Link. Where would the other 96L go?
 

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The two L's are the same size and go on the driver-side connections. One to the pitman arm and one to the knuckle (?). The one for the pitman arm/drag link joint isn't part of the upgrade - you only need to do this if the drag link joints are being replaced as maintenance. Or like me figure they were 23 years old and might as well while I'm in there...
 
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@Chris This thread rocks and once again my wife asks “why was that MANDATORY”, ha.
Got all the parts from Amazon links, everything greased with Lucas R&T. Bought the aluminum square pipe to align, super tight.

I just put on aluminum Savvy CAs, and the first Auto Paint rattle can I saw at Home Depot was “aluminum” so the Moog got a Savvy look...kind of, Ha. Adjustable track bar is this color as well so I went something non black. ZJ Moog and got a NewDrag Link and ends to get it all tight:

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Drove Great, wasn’t bad before but noticeably tighter on turns.

Gotta take the Pup for Rattle Snake training in the morning so I’ll get it on the Tollway 75+ and get a feel.

Another great tip my wife thinks is unnecessary, God love her, she’s a good woman.

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