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post #1 of 19 Old 01-12-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Poor mans high steer FTW

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And let me say, holy **** does she drive better. The steering wheel is so much easier to turn especially when parking. Tried some high speed pot holes but no bumpsteer, I guess I do have a new stabilizer but none the less. The drag link was super hard to find in the JY, been waiting for a good one for a long time. Any Q's let me know


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I see you also twizzled your scart lead. Well done! :thumbsup:
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post #2 of 19 Old 01-12-2012, 06:52 PM
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Drilled out and replaced with a conical insert? What drag link did you use?

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Drilled out and replaced with a conical insert? What drag link did you use?
Goferit insert welded in, RHD cherokee drag link.

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post #4 of 19 Old 01-13-2012, 07:33 AM
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And that was it for conversion?

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And that was it for conversion?
Yep!

If I start getting bump steer I'll make a new track bar and axle bracket but, I guess I'll keep running it like this until it does.

My number one complaint off road was I didnt have enough "power" from my power steering. This brought it all back.

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post #6 of 19 Old 01-13-2012, 12:14 PM
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Goferit insert welded in, RHD cherokee drag link.
Did you weld all the way around the lip?

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Did you weld all the way around the lip?
Yep, then packed sand for a slow cooldown time

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post #8 of 19 Old 07-10-2012, 09:51 PM
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Can you explain what you've done here, what parts you used, etc?

My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
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Looks good! I've been wanting to do this. Where did you get the RHD drag link?
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Can you explain what you've done here, what parts you used, etc?
Go Fer It Offroad TRE flip inserts. You drill the knuckle then weld this insert in, which allows you to bolt your TRE in through the top instead of the bottom.

Then, he used the drag link from a RHD XJ since the bend is in the opposite direction. That means you can flip it over and the bend is the correct direction for a LHD XJ and the link is upside down. This moves both mount points above the knuckle instead of below. This provides dramatically better handling and clearance for the steering. It also provides 100% win
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post #11 of 19 Old 07-11-2012, 07:56 AM
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Not a bad idea at all!!

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post #12 of 19 Old 07-11-2012, 09:24 AM
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I wish Currie Ent. made one of those RHD setups, I would be all over that!

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I wonder if they make a v8 rhd rod? An i wonder if that would work....

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post #14 of 19 Old 07-28-2012, 12:02 AM
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Still working well? Any bump steer with the track bar being so low? How did you handle the sway bar?
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post #15 of 19 Old 07-28-2012, 11:06 PM
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Just to clarify: I can do this with stock steering stuff, right?

My build thread has pics again. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f177/kevin108s-2000-xj-build-867428/
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