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z link steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big4x4ride, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. big4x4ride

    big4x4ride 1/2 ton status

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    Heres the deal, im building a strictly trail rig truck rigth now, but only usinga 10B front for the time being. Instead of spensing the $$ to order all of the crossover stuff (knuckles and all), I was thinkign of doing a z link. Basically take my tierod and flip it around, tie into it where the stabilizer normally would and build a z link, using 3/4 heims on each end. Im going to also run hydroassist, so there wont be as much strain on everything. Just dont was to dump $$$$ into the 10B that isnt needed, and want to get this thing going. Anyone else ever done this or have any input?
     
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    big4x4ride 1/2 ton status

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    been searching havent found anything thats the first thing I have seen on it so far Thanks :bow:
     
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    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    You might be better off with the stock steering. You might add a raised steering arm or something of the like, but I wouldn't go with the Z-link.

    The greatest strength is in a straight line.

    Also, with the stock tierod being hollow and fairly thin, I imagine the force exerted on it would collapse it.
     
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    stock steering wont work, im runnign 52's up front.
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Use advanced search , titles only . And when you see something you like , or need to reference later , subscribe to it , and create folders in your control panel to file them in :D
     

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