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75 steering knuckle on a 89

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big_black_blazer, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. big_black_blazer

    big_black_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    anybody done it? looks like it'll work, but it is noticeably different.just want to know before i go to put ball joints in it.
    thanks
    evan
     
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    yep tehy will work. you have flat knuckles (73-75 d44's only), with are what you need for cross-over
     
  3. HarryH3

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    It'll fit, but I'm 99.9% sure that you'll have to install old knuckles on both sides or the tie rod won't fit. Seems to me like you also have to get a Dana 44 tie rod to match the "new" old knuckles.
     
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    yes ull be both of the knuckles from the same axle or they wont work, well the tie-rod will be crooked
     
  5. big_black_blazer

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    it's not a dd, the frame's bent, and i aint really concerned with allignment. so i guess my question is, will it function? with just one?
    thanks
    evan
     
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    yes it will function
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    It will function, but I don't think it would really be safe. One knuckle the tie-rod will mount on top of the steering arm, and the other will mount underneath. If you are goin hi-steer it shouldn't matter, but I think with the tierod crooked like that it will prolly be hard on one or both TRE's. Just my .02 it's your steering do it right.
     

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