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Rubbing the steering box with your tires?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Esteban86K5, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Esteban86K5

    Esteban86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Do any of you ever rub your steering box with your tires? Or any part of your frame for that matter. If you do, please post up your specs(tire size,backspacing,axle,lift,springs). I have an idea brewing in my head and would like to know this info. ;)
     
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    i have ripped off one of my hydraulic hoses from my steering box before does that count? :crazy:

    tire size - 44 tsl
    backspacing - 15x12 TRs with 3 1/2 bs
    axle - D60
    lift - roughly 6.5 - 7
    springs - very old skyjackers with a leaf and degree shim removed for the front along with ORD HD shackles and stock 52s, ORD flip and z-rates.
     
  3. Esteban86K5

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    Yeah that would count since that is how my box is tapped too.

    I may be moving my box inside the frame though. :wink1:
     
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    39.5 boggers on 15x10s with standard backspace,56s,7.25 shackles,14" travel shocks,ive rubbed the box on compression turning right.luckily it didnt rip off the hydro lines..i dropped the bumpstop and that helped but it still touches a bit...
     
  5. Esteban86K5

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    Do you happen to know if you were at full right? Or were you bottoming out on the box?
     
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    What's standard backspace, you've got me nervous :crazy:
     
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    Standard backspacing on 8-10" wheels is 4-5" depending on manufacturer. I almost tag my box with 40" MTR's on 17x9's w/3.5" BS
     
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    i dont know how far to the right it was turned...and i didnt realise it happened till later when inspecting stuff i noticed the mark on the inside of the tire and rubber marks on the steering box..and the fittings were shiny....i was aired way down also......im guessing my backspace is 4"-4.5"
     
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    My 44"ers rub evrything.... 4" lift, k5 frame, 15x10's with 3.75" backspacing. I can't get even close to full lock out of it. I think I am going to swap to duley hubs (got a dualy d60 out back) to get better turning rad.
     
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    If you deside to do that tell me first mine mount inside. :D
     
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    WHAT?? Mike, you mounted yours inside your frame? When? :confused:
     
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    call me 760-725-5052
     
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    Not much help, but my 42s with 4" lift and 4" b.s. rub the steering box fairly frequently when twisted up. Not too hard, but there is a nice pollished area on there. My first box from WTO was tapped on the side and that just would not work at all for me, so he tapped another on top and it has been no problem since then...
     
  15. Esteban86K5

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    Well being the BUSY guy that i am.(o.k. maybe it's just LAZY) I hadn't mocked it up to see what i was REALLY dealing with here. :doah:

    SO in the pics below you can see where the new frame will sit in reference to the old frame and steering box. The new steering box will be positioned inside the frame rails like it is in the newer IFS vehicles. SO with my frame like this I shouldn't have any problems with the tires hitting the frame. And if it does, it won't harm anything since it'll just be frame and not anything that can get ripped off.

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