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Here’s a look at another problem with that ball-style mount that Jeep put in the TJs from the factory. While this is a 1-ton tie-rod end, all ball-and-socket style joints share this issue. That issue being that maximum articulation is about 20 degrees off center. It is really easy for a Jeep with a flexy suspension to max this out. While the frame-side Johnny Joint on our Currie track bar might have had more than this, the hole was still hogged out. We aren’t sure if we hogged it out by over-articulating the joint, or if it was from the axle side end repeatedly hitting the mount there.

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