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post #1 of 12 Old 03-09-2013, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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dana 30 high steer knuckle

hey everyone! im looking for a dana 30 high steer knuckle. just the knuckle its self. i found teraflex's which is $423. wondering of any other places to look for them, any help would be awesome! thanks
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post #2 of 12 Old 03-09-2013, 05:53 AM
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I haven't looked into it too much because any Jeep in a salvage around here is gold or at least they think so when it comes to pricing, but I believe you can swap the knuckles from a Grand Cherokee.

I'm sure someone here has done it or can at least give you the correct info on it.

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You can use the 99 and up WJ Grand Cherokee knuckles. Just do a search and you should find a few write-ups.

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Here's a parts list.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/w...-list-1216365/

I am running a Teraflex knuckle but I got it used for a good price. The guy also threw in a HD tie rod and drag link.

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I just did high steer with junkyard parts. It ended up costing around $200. I also replaced unit bearings, brake rotors, master cylinder, booster, calipers, tie rod and drag link though. $200 includes everything. Knuckles were $10 each.

It came out pretty good if I do say so myself:

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Google "WJ knuckle high steer". You'll have to get 99-04 WJ knuckles and their brakes. You'll want to take their better master cylinder, tie rods and drag link. I did a tie rod flip for clearance. I had to shorten the drag link which you can read about in my build thread. You'll need to $20 JKS spacers between the unit bearing and knuckle. And you can buy mid 90s Crown Vic rotors. You can be a snob about not buying used rotors....or you can go to the junkyard and see all those grandma Crown Vics with no miles. It was funny.
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I found a kit locally that is teraflex. For $500, should I jump on that or go to a junkyard for the wj knuckle?
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You should do this
http://www.mountainoffroad.com/_e/Je...e_87_95_YJ.htm

Then search on my user name for more steering info.
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I found a kit locally that is teraflex. For $500, should I jump on that or go to a junkyard for the wj knuckle?
I think that would be up to you and how much mech skills you have. If you have the time and knowledge and a local yard with the parts that arn't gold plated, then you could go that route. And although it has been years... IIRC, quite a few guys were having issues with the Tera setup back then. Not sure about now.



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Scored the kit for $450. I'm in a little bit of a rush to get this project done before I graduate, but all the help is much appreciated!
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I think that would be up to you and how much mech skills you have. If you have the time and knowledge and a local yard with the parts that arn't gold plated, then you could go that route. And although it has been years... IIRC, quite a few guys were having issues with the Tera setup back then. Not sure about now.



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I heard the main issue was the aluminum hex drag link and tie rod being weak. I believe the knuckles were solid, well at least the one I'm running is. I put some inserts in it to flip the tie rod and drag link for clearance. So far so good.

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I just did high steer with junkyard parts. It ended up costing around $200. I also replaced unit bearings, brake rotors, master cylinder, booster, calipers, tie rod and drag link though. $200 includes everything. Knuckles were $10 each.

It came out pretty good if I do say so myself:

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Google "WJ knuckle high steer". You'll have to get 99-04 WJ knuckles and their brakes. You'll want to take their better master cylinder, tie rods and drag link. I did a tie rod flip for clearance. I had to shorten the drag link which you can read about in my build thread. You'll need to $20 JKS spacers between the unit bearing and knuckle. And you can buy mid 90s Crown Vic rotors. You can be a snob about not buying used rotors....or you can go to the junkyard and see all those grandma Crown Vics with no miles. It was funny.
Yep, it does indeed look pretty good! Nice job.
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i had the tera knuckle and id go the WJ route. the only problem with the tera knuckle is they made the draglink arm too long. you have to redrill your own hole closer to the ball joint.

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