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Poor mans Hi steer??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sapper, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    After talking to Stephen yesterday and finding out that i caint go to hi steer do to 52" springs and zero rates pushing the axle to far foward, has anyone tried to make a spacer that would bolt to the knuckles and raise the hieght of the tie rod???
     
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    dana 60 or 44/10 bolt? There are 1" spacers for either one. You just have to think about all the stress you are then puting on those longer studs. Longer = leverage and when ALL your steering forces(both the crossover and hy steer) are going through them thats a lot of force.
     
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    Sled Dog, I think Sapper means putting a spacer on the OEM Tie Rod mounting point. And the only reason I coul see that it wouldn't work the same reason why Sled Dof mentioned. You would be putting a lot of stress on a very LONG bolt that won't have any support around it. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    I'v got 57" fords up front pushing it 5" forward and from what i have found I just need to run a 1" spacer on the arms and a new hole to be drilled on my steering arms. putting the tie rod out front and the drag link behind it.

    *** edit, but mines a 44 *** /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    yea like 55willy said, why can't you put the tie rod behind the axle? it would be hard to find the arms for a d44/10b, or have them custom made, but i think it would work.
     
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    Drill a 3/4" hole and use grade 9 aerospace quality, the one's I'm using are according to shear strength, nearly twice the strength of grade 8 bolts /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    www.pirate4x4.com, ask, behind the axle dana 44/10 bolt hy steer arms are around.
     
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    this company makes raised steering arms /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
    clicky
    i wish i had found them before i bought my flat ones i cant go hi steer because the spring is in the way /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    dodge knuckles have the tierod mounted 1.5" higher then chev IIRC
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    After talking to Stephen yesterday and finding out that i caint go to hi steer do to 52" springs and zero rates pushing the axle to far foward, has anyone tried to make a spacer that would bolt to the knuckles and raise the hieght of the tie rod???

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    rather than high steer, since your axle is pushed forward (as is mine) why not run double ended arms and mount your tie rod behind the axle?
     
  11. sapper

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    thats what mine is a dodge, i thought they looked a little higher than those i had seen, pretty much what gave me the idea, something like another inch or two and it would be up there quite a bit.
     
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    can you post pics of your front axle/suspension
    perhaps you can rear high steer it
    or have the arms made so the tierod slips just under the spring pack rather then over it
     
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    This is the only pic i have right now, my suspension is laying on the ground untill i get new bushings /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    You might want to get in touch with Sky Manufacturing. I sent the guy an email asking pretty much the same question, and replied saying that he had arms that would work with the 52's up front. I think (can't really remember) he said his arms swapped the positions of the tie rod and drag link. Send him an email, he replied to mine within a day or two.

    Sky Manufacturing.
     
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    Sky's machine my arm to swap the tie rod and drag link /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     

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