Originally Posted by pmccoy9876
haha. So are your spring mounts integrated into the truss, or separate? When I just mocked my spring mounts up on the 44 (mine are from Rusty's offroad) the springs stuck out pretty far over the front of the tubes, plus the hi-steer setup currently on mine puts the drag-link in the front most hole on the arm, and the tie-rod in the rear most hole on the arm, which I think is causing most of my clearance issues. If I switch to a setup like yours where the drag link connects to the tie-rod, I might be ok. Did you fab your tie-rod/drag link, or order it?
Also (I'll have to check this later, since the D44 is in Ohio and I'm in FL) I believe my track bar mount is going to be too low, as it's integrated into the spring perch, but below the perch itself, so I'll probably have to fab one of those as well.
Just trying to get all my stuff sorted out so that I can dive right into it when I go home for Christmas.
I bought my coil buckets and truss from Treks. They use a separate buckets that are later welded to the truss.
I assume the Rustys is similar to a stock setup and I doubt you could do OTK or highsteer and have full steering. I know when I did OTK on my D30, I had to limit the steering because it would hit the coils at full lock, so Im sure a 44 is pretty similar. Is it possbile, probably, but I dont know for sure.
I bought my steering from JCR offroad. They cut the threads rather then use weld in inserts which I like a lot better. Im sure you could make it yourself, but I didnt have time and skills to do it myself, so I paid a bit more to have a reputable shop to make it for me.