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Dana 60 Crossover Steering arms

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Depdog, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. Depdog

    Depdog 1/2 ton status Author

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    Does anybody have any links to places that sell these?

    ORD has exactly what I want, but at $185.00 its kinda steep. I want one with the 10 degree taper and made for a G.M. tie rod end. Having the KingPin spring cap welded on is a plus but not a requirement.

    Parts Mikes and Rockstompers are both straight, no 10 degree taper available.

    Thanks
    Depdog
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Check out the arms Avalanche Engineering makes. I think those have a taper in them, too.

    I have the ORD arm and love it. Its a work of art! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Here is a place that sells them for $119. This includes the 10 degree mill and the GM taper.
     
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    Has anybody ever bought from Rock Equipment? I also found one at Metal Fusions web site. It comes with inserts that you can use for either rod ends of the G.M. taper, you press in the one you want and tack weld it in place. $135.00

    Depdog
     
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    If you get a bent draglink you will not need the 10degree taper. Rockstomper can sleeve the draglink so you do not have to worry about bending it.
     
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    You still need the 10 degree mill. I have the Rockstomper drop drag link. And the 10 degree mill makes the steering arm parallel to the axle which works with the drop drag link because the lower portion of the drop is parallel with the axle. A straight drag link would actually work better with a non-milled steering arm.
     
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    I have not used them. Just found there website.
     
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    Actually, the necessity of the angle milled into the steering arm is determined by the amount of lift and the angle of the draglink. The more lift and draglink angle, the more important it is to have that angle milled into the steering arm to prevent the tie-rod end from binding.

    Mike
     
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    Did you ever find out about the studs and nuts from you bud at the dealer?

    Depdog
     
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    You might as well get the 10 degree mill. Chances are, You will get a bigger lift sometime down the road. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Glenn,

    I just went by there, and my "bud" is an IDIOT! He was looking at the studs for the steering arm on a 10 bolt. He said that the studs for the D60 were right at $9 apiece. I did find the nuts at the local auto parts store pretty cheap, but I think I am going to stick with the case hardened bolts that I already have. They actually have about 1/4 of an inch more threads into the knuckle so I don't have to worry about them pulling out. I think that the shear strength will be sufficient, especially since I am only using two bolts along with two studs.

    Sorry! /forums/images/icons/frown.gif

    Mike
     
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    Thats cool dont sweat it. Wagoner Machine sells their arm for 150 bucks made to order, you can get it longer, more taper ect. They actually put their arms in a 600 ton press and twist the 10 degrees into it instead of milling the metal down.

    Depdog
     
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    I heard that you might not need the 10 degree too. They do make ends with more travel than others. I will let you know in a few days /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    I was going to mention that you could twist it,
    I paid $100usd + shipping from Ant at SRC
    and still need to twist it, mine requires more like 20deg
     
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    Hey MJ

    Forgive my ignorance but what is SRC.

    Eric
     
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    Sierra Rock Crawlers /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

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