Hey to all,
i am about to do a hi steering conversion using a JB4x4 raised steering bracket. Now, the thing is, i will be building my own steering linkage (i don't trust the stock linkage after seeing my friend's drag link tweaked like a bow yesterday) out of some DOM and weld in threaded inserts. I know i could just let the tierod alone since it's not really involved with the hi steering but i want to do that as well so i have all new TRE's all around,and a stronger assembly . Now, i guess the JB4x4 bracket is a good piece of equipment and well tested and trusted by the majority of the jeepin' scene,so that is not questioned, but i was thinking about the tre's , i know i will have stock taper holes all around (stock holes for the tierod and stock pitman arm+jb4x4 bracket for the draglink), is there any other tre wich is stronger but with the same taper? I don't care much about the threaded part (stock i think is 11/16"draglink and 3/4"tierod,is this right?) since i can just build the linkage with wichever thread i choose. I know Teraflex sells a histeering sys with "standard taper tre's but with 1-ton strenght", wich part number are these tre's??
I am looking at doing something like this.
I want something reliable , and strong enough. I am not wanting any heim style joint since i am very picky regarding steering slop and i have been told that they are great when new, but quickly get loose. i want something that can last for a while (jeep is also my dd!)
Any advice on the matter is greatly appreciated, it's the first time i do a steering setup and i am not really aware of all the different benefits from the various setups.