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what are cross over steering arms made out of?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by y5mgisi, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    Much more simple of a question than the last post. Any one know? Is thaere any heat treating that is involved? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I think it's just machined steel /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  3. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Most are plain mild steel. The differences I've seen are that some are flame cut, and some are machined profile. Some guys do use cold rolled steel...

    Mostly the strength comes from it's physical size and thickness, combined with good machining practices.

    Rene
     
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    Snails and puppy dog tails?
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    my WTO steering arms are made from 1" thick cold rolled steel. Definitely stronger than the knuckle, especially when attached with ARPs high-zoot 190,000 psi studs. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    j
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    pudding?
     
  7. y5mgisi

    y5mgisi 1 ton status

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    Pudding /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif Ok cool thats what i needed to know thanks guys.
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I saw some 3.5" and 4" wide 1" thick flat bar that looked promising at the steel supplier the other day
    weld a pipe cap for the spring pocket and call it a day
     
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    I went with 1.5 in. cold rolled steel bar, no way on god's green earth will my blazer ever bend these, prolly break a knuckle first /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    I saw one set out there in net-land made from 1" thick Titainium. Probably because he could.
     
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    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    no way man, CARBON FIBER! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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