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crossover steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Jays Beast, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Jays Beast

    Jays Beast 1/2 ton status

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    Check out this steering knuckle
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    not sure what to think about. Is it a good idea to weld casting to casting and trust it in the most important area of the truck. Here is the link to the sells page steering knuckle has more info and pics.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

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    I would stay far far away from that knuckle personally. It is a way around finding a flat top knuckle, having it machined, and buying a steering arm but I wouldn't trust it. I don't think being made out of cast it would be strong enough to support the loads necessary in the steering.

    After snapping hardened steel this weekend in my studs I wouldn't trust it. If you notice all the aftermarket arms, studs, spacers are made out of steel not cast iron. There must be a reason for it.

    It would seem to me it would be easier to cast steering arms then have them matchined, and cheaper to but nodoby does it. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    Harley
     
  3. az-k5

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    For the price I don't see it as any benifit. From a strength point I see it as an accident waiting to happen. You can pic up an arm from many places fof around $100 and have a knuckle machined for around $50. That is the route I would go.
     
  4. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Offroad Unlimited also builds alot of poser trucks that will never see the dirt.
     
  6. Jays Beast

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    Yes, they build knuckles like that but the knuckles are one piece nodular iron cast not welded cast. For a D44 they still use the flat tops with arm
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    I would never trust a welded cast piece in such a important area. If it brakes while your going down the road your scr#wed.
     
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    No way! ORU? /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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