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Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ High Steer

1993-1998

 Rocky Road OTT Steering kits, as seen in 4WD & Sport Utility magazine, and on Jeeps Unlimited.

 

ZJ high steer

Picture above is the full steering system with optional components, including:
Left and Right steering knuckles, tie rod, drag link, track bar, all tapered ball joints, swaybar mounting system, (opt) swaybar disconnects, swaybar frame mounts, (opt) steering stabilizer and mounting system.

This is THE premier high steer system on the planet for your Jeep.

 

Best High Steer / Knuckle Over for ZJ

Over-The-Top® (Trademark Pending) steering system replaces the factory Jeep components and places EVERYTHING ON TOP OF the knuckles. No other kit on the planet does this anywhere near our price range. Some systems move the drag link to a higher spot, but we raise the drag link, tie rod, AND the track bar for a true knuckle over high steer system. Angles are so dramatically reduced that it ELIMINATES bumpsteer. Moving everything to the top helps protect your entire steering system from trail damage. Other kits... they only move the drag link up. The Rocky Road OTT Steering kit is designed for use with Dana 30 front axles stock on Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokees.

ZJ high steerThe OTT steering system will change the way your Jeep handles. Doesn't matter how tall you are, the steering will become more precise. The control and handling will improve on and offroad. This steering setup will take any Jeep with oversize tires and turn it into a modern precise handling machine.

Pictured is the full complete system mounted up. Notice how high EVERYTHING is. Other kits only move your drag link. We move the drag link, tire rid, track bar, and the steering shock way up high out of harm's way. AND for more more precise handling overall. As you can see... this is THE BEST kit on the planet.

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It is not only an investment to beef up your steering, or to increase clearance and capability, but also a substantial upgrade in safety and handling.

Minimum recommended lift height is 4". This system is perfect for any suspension at or over 4" tall.

 

 

Easiest installation for ZJ High Steer kits

Let's talk about "bolton". Some claim it, but they lie... like a stinky cow-pie.

The Rocky Road OTT system is true bolt-on. No welding required. Many kits actually require welding, even though they say bolt-on. Also, no need to change your steering knuckles with the Rocky Road kit. Changing the steering knuckle (as with Tera) requires high dollar tools and/or professional installation, often requires additional welding or specialized tools which the average guy at home will not have available, and is anything but a simple bolton operation. The Rocky Road OTT steering system can be installed by anyone... ANYONE!

All bolton... not partially bolton like other kits that claim they are full bolton. This is THE TRUE bolton kit on this planet for a full high steer system on your Jeep. Why are we making such a big deal about this detail? Because it makes a difference when you are sitting at home on a weekend with your new steering kit all excited to 'bolt it on', and the kit you purchased from elsewhere isn't what it was advertised to be. Yes, it does make a difference...

The swaybar axle links will need to be trimmed for installation.
  If you have ABS, you will need to drill your own holes for the line to pass thru.

 

 

ZJ high steerThe strength and performance of this system blows all other kits out of the water. The arms are carved from solid machine stock steel with horizontal grain. This makes them incredibly strong! We also include high grade bolts mounting to eliminate sheer possibility. Our new steering system incorporates caliper mounting so that the arm is held solidly on two planes and is incredibly strong. Each knuckle hosts a 5 point mounting system for super strength and safety. All tubing is .25" DOM. Kit comes powdercoated black for an excellent look and durable finish.

This shot shows our unique and superior swaybar link mounting. No more bungee cords to hold your swaybar when disconnected, no more rattly links flopping around. Our setup fastens the links and the swaybar up high and secure.
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Positioning of the steering linkage requires a totally new swaybar mounting and disconnect system. This was one of the trickier parts of the engineering in this steering system. The bad news will be that whatever swaybar disconnect system you have now, won't work. For those who chose not to run a front swaybar at all, no problem. You just order our regular OTT steering system. For those that do want a front swaybar, you will need to order our disconnect kit. As you can see from the photos above, it is different from any existing setup and so our optional kit would be required. Some people use their Jeeps primarily for the trail though and choose not to run a swaybar system which is why this is an optional kit. We do recommend running with your swaybar however and do recommend this swaybar disconnect kit.

ZJ high steer

Jeep Grand Cherokee Heavy Duty Tie Rod and Drag Links included

Perhaps best of all, this is kit 50-state legal. We use tapered ball joints at each mounting point. Other kits sometimes use standard rod ends. These are illegal to use in a steering system on public roads AND allow play in the system so the steering feel loose. Our kits uses fitted tie rod ends for a precision feel and handling. We also use LH and RH threads on our tie rod so that alignment can easily be performed. All tie rod ends are standard off-the-shelf parts for easy replacement if they ever wear out. No custom pieces to track down. We can just give you the universal part number for easy replacement.

Apologies for the dirt. We like to beat on and test... not bathe our Jeeps
Shot shows an ABS port hole which has been drilled for those Jeeps that do have an ABS system

Notice the tapered ball joints as well. They make this kit 50-state DOT legal.

 

The OTT steering system is the only kit to offer full legality on public roads. Drop pitman arms are NOT necessary for this kit with stock or lifted springs. Our engineering takes care of all this.

Want to run a steering shock/stablizer? No problemo. Our kit will provides an optional offroad grade steering shock. Bolts right into place and uses a simple factory mounting system.

Price? HA! The other guys fear our pricing! Compare systems and you'll wonder why their setups cost more when you're actually getting much less value. The Rocky Road OTT system offers the ultimate in strength, engineering, and unbeatable pricing!

Please note: If you choose to run a steering shock, you MUST purchase the Rocky Road steering shock kit. It is available as an optional item in our steering kit. No other steering shock can be used without risk of damage to your new steering system. This will void the warranty on your steering system.

  

 

Individual Kit Component: Rocky Road OTT kit  Competition 
Drag link over the top of the springs.
Tie rod over the top of the springs -Stock position down low
Thick .25 wall tubing
Tapered tie rod ends (street legal) -Some kits do, most do not
Mounting provision for steering shock
Accomodation for ABS fittings -Some kits do, most do not
New drag link and mounting
Swaybar mounting kit & disconnect Optional kit
True Bolton (they claim it, but theirs ain't)

Please note: It you wish to run a front swaybar on your Jeep, you will need to pick up our optional swaybar kit. For those who are building mainly trail rigs and/or don't want to run a front swaybar, no need to purchase that extra component.

The above chart is 100% accurate. You might wonder what the heck those other systems include at their higher price with so many red strikes against them. Well... it has us wondering too.

The OTT Steering system is clearly the best choice for your Grand Cherokee. There is no over-steer or under-steer with this system, just perfect handling. It is 50-state legal. Stronger than all get-out, and our price puts other kits to shame. We don't want to make our competitors cry.... but they just might.

 

 
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