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Unread 05-30-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
FlexinYJ33
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high steer help!

i just got done doing a dana 44 swap front and rear, with a 6 in wheelbase stretch, with SOA, now im onto the steering part of the build, i dont have many options besides getting a high steer kit, if i want it to drive nicely, so my question is, wheres the best place to get a kit? whether its just a new knuckle or a knuckle and a drag link.. i just cant find much for a dana 44 axle, all seem to be for a dana 30

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Unread 05-30-2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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I know as far as factory TJ axles go, the 30 and 44 both share the same knuckles, brakes, etc., so a high steer kit for a 30 should fit a 44 as well, but that might just be with the TJ specific Dana's. Where did you acquire your axles from?
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Unread 05-30-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
FlexinYJ33
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axles are from a 1989 grand wagoneer
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Unread 05-30-2013, 12:30 PM   #4
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That's an HP44 with manual lockout hubs, correct?
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Unread 05-30-2013, 01:07 PM   #5
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Should b an lp 44, if u have flat top knuckles on it there r several companies out there that make nice bolt on arms for ur dana 44. All u have to do drill and tap holes and bolt to the top of ur current knuckle. The arms will have a spot for ur tie rod an drag link, they will not b above the knuckle, giving u true high steer and not crossover like a JB bracket type setup. They r a little harder to look up but several companies out there make real nice ones. Ur best bet for the drag link and the tie rod r to buy a kit that u can cut and weld to ur specific length needed. I would try something like ruff stuff specialities if u r looking for a complete kit. Blue torch fab makes the high steer arms u need for several type of rod ends and heim joint steering setups. U could even buy the hole kit for the tie rod, drag link, and get the dana 44 high steer arms from them. There r other companies out there but I do no blue torch makes quality stuff tho.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 04:22 PM   #6
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Search on my user name for steering and Ackerman.
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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
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Give these guys a call, they can point you in the right direction.
http://www.wfoconcepts.com/Default.aspx
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Unread 05-30-2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FlexinYJ33 View Post
axles are from a 1989 grand wagoneer
Pretty sure those are not flat top knuckles.
If they are you will have to have them milled and drilled.
Flat tops are your best option.
Read this for your best options and to figure out if the ones on your 44 are flat tops or not.
http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/flatop_knucles.html
Also check out this article.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/billav...ngresearch.htm
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