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Unread 03-05-2013, 08:11 AM   #16
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jsawduste, that is the cleanest undercarriage I've ever seen!!!!!! It's beautius!! Do you ever take it out wheeling?

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Unread 03-05-2013, 08:35 AM   #17
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jsawduste, that is the cleanest undercarriage I've ever seen!!!!!! It's beautius!! Do you ever take it out wheeling?
Oh yes, it gets it`s share of wheeling. Took everything apart last fall and rebuilt/refinished the entire firewall forward.

Just don`t ask to see the rear. That`ll get freshened up when the new rear axle goes in. Currie Rock Jock with a Detroit and Super 60 5.38`s.

Not much of a dirty shot but..........
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Unread 03-05-2013, 08:58 AM   #18
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Oh yes, it gets it`s share of wheeling. Took everything apart last fall and rebuilt/refinished the entire firewall forward.

Just don`t ask to see the rear. That`ll get freshened up when the new rear axle goes in. Currie Rock Jock with a Detroit and Super 60 5.38`s.

Not much of a dirty shot but..........
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Unread 03-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #19
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jsawduste What Hiem are you running on the drag link knuckle side?
That is interesting. Is the grease zerk a different part of part of the hiem?
Have you had any problems with the nuts backing off, without running them in double shear?
I was running a set up like that and could not keep the nuts tight. I know part of my problem is a unbalancable Irok tire in the front.
I unded up going back to tie rod ends.
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Unread 03-05-2013, 02:49 PM   #20
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jsawduste What Hiem are you running on the drag link knuckle side?
That is interesting. Is the grease zerk a different part of part of the hiem?
Have you had any problems with the nuts backing off, without running them in double shear?
I was running a set up like that and could not keep the nuts tight. I know part of my problem is a unbalancable Irok tire in the front.
I unded up going back to tie rod ends.
Actually I set it up with TRE`s on the drag link.
http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/...g/TREDRAG.html at the pitman arm. As a rule I don`t like the extended shaft cause they can be prone to bending. Dan`s stuff is pretty beefy so it ought to be OK.

http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/.../TRESTAND.html at the high steer arm.

Castle nuts with cotter pins will hold it all together. Both the pitman arm and high steer arm were reamed for the TRE taper.

If you go that route pay attention to the obvious left and right hand threads but also the variances in the tube adapters. There is a different thread count (TPI) for TRE`s vs. Heims. I kept screwing up which went where. Left Hand vs Right Hand vs. 14 TPI vs 18 TPI.

Cycling the suspension showed that there was plenty of articulation left in the joints from full droop to full compression. So binding will not be a problem.

I wanted the tie rod above the springs but there simply was no way it was going to clear the springs. At droop it would clear but hit on compression.

If you use a heim on the knuckle arm be sure to place a grade 8 washer between the heim and the softer metal knuckle. Don`t want the harder steel of the heim ball compressing itself into the knuckle.

1.5 x .250 DOM was the material of choice for both links.
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Unread 04-11-2014, 12:28 PM   #21
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For whenever you get around to it, I would go with the cross-over or hi-steer and not the Z bar.

I run a Teraflex cross over steering system but mine is not a kit. It's been pieced together, custom tie rod, drag link, etc. It took some time and money but I'm happy with it. I still want to get another pitman arm. This one is from a stock TJ.

To note, I do not run an SOA suspension but I can modify my setup for when I do.



Hi Lou,

Could you tell me some more about your steering setup? I want to go to a high steer system to better protect my tie rod. It's tough finding good info for SUA, and your setup is the closest that I've seen that looks like it would work with minimal lift SUA.

Did you buy the Teraflex knuckle and then make your own tie rod and drag links? How's it working out? Would you make any changes? It looks like the drag link is close to the tie rod - any interference issues?

Thanks,

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