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
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?
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.