Off Road Only U-Turn
# U-Turn is a crossover steering design that eliminates steering toe change from suspension height change.
# 4130 SOLID! Chromoly Tie Rod (1.375" dia) and Drag Link (1.25" dia) assemblies. Current version of kit are shipping with Black Tie rod and Draglinks
# The drag link connection at the passenger hub allows full turning radius lock to lock to match the steering box.
# The drag link design allows clearance for track bar bracket/sway bar bracket. No bracket trimming is required after you lift your Jeep.
# Custom hubs that bolt to your original steering knuckles, machined and TIG welded for strength, tapered for tie rod end attachment.
# Improved steering feel, removing the "Dead Spot" commonly associated with a lifted Jeep steering
# Minimallized bump steer
# U-Turn is compatible with a stock trackbar, Rubicon Express Extreme Duty track bar, Full Traction track bar and most others that relocate front track bar at the frame end
# U-Turn requires a stock pitman arm to be installed.
# Designed for TJ's from 2" to 6" of lift. Stock height TJs may have a slight interference during maximum compression, not an issue during articulation.
# 100% bolt on application for TJ Dana 30/44 front axles with or without ABS
# 15" wheels with more than 3.75" of backspacing may deliver an interference with the U-Turn Hubs, light grinding may allow fitment, wheel spacers to adjust backspacing optional.
(NOTE: Off Road Only has tested U-Turn on XJ and ZJ models, and found it perform as well as TJ's, XJ's with the RE LA kit see significant improvement over stock inverted Y setup. However, not every lift combination has been tried with the XJ/ZJ platforms, please call and discuss your application before ordering!) Early U-Turn owners, look for the Generation 3 draglink upgrade in our store now to take advantage of the recent changes!
The changes are in referrence to the draglink. The tie rod ends now included in the U-Turn for the draglink are the same tie rod end that your Jeep had stock at the pitman arm. The integration of this joint delivers a wider range of misalignment for the drag link as well as a larger ball and socket design which delivers longer service life.
This change also means that the stock TJ/ZJ/XJ pitman arm tie rod end may be retained for a spare, and replacement parts for this are more readily available at most auto parts stores.
UPDATE!! As of 4/28/09 ALL the U-Turns will ship with SOLID 1.375" Chromoly Tie rods and SOLID 1.25" Chromoly Draglinks as well as larger tie rod ends at the tie rod itself.