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New scary steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    and before y'all start submitting it or flaming me, please realize that I'm just mocking up the arrangement of the tierod and draglink.

    That said, it's still funny ... it's like front blocks, except steering, and the blocks are wood...

    -- A

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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I think you aught to install the tie rod/drag link, take a photo, and submit it anyway, call it a "trail fix".
     
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    why so far away from the balljoint? Most aftermarket steering arms are about 6-7" from the balljoint.
     
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    my guess would be more leverage, making turning easier.
     
  5. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, it's copied from my existing steering arm (WFO) ... and then I added the second hole on the far end. I should prolly have made them a bit shorter, yeah ... as I said, just mocking stuff up now.

    I'm doing the 52" swap up front, and the factory knuckles set the tierod smack dab through the springs, which obviously won't work. I either gotta go with much more arched springs, or go high-steer, methinks. I suppose I could switch to knuckles that do the tie rod from underneath, instead of from the top... but that seems like it'd be even more of a pain.

    Besides, any problem which requires me to go to highsteer and add lift can't be all bad =))

    Well, except I *just* bought this bling steering arm and can't use it ... s'pose it'll be on the for-sale forum in a week or two. Grr.

    -- A
     
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    if you like WFOs arms, just get their double-arms and run your tie rod behind the diff. Works for me with 52s.

    j
     
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    wouldn't be able to do that with that arm. Being as the studs aren't evenly space he couldn't just flip it around.
     
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    so when are u gonna put the extra heavy duty wood x-over arms into production? :haha:

    smart idea :bow:

    sell them on ebay ;)
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Ichbin 10-bolt/D44, not D60. :(

    -- A
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Oh, the heavy-duty ones will be made out of oak.

    Or maybe presswood :haha:

    -- A
     

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