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post #1 of 18 Old 01-07-2012, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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high steer for soa

what do u think of this high steer braket, a friend of mine made it for his yj and im thinking of going the same way







im only gonna be using the jeep for mudfest every year and the trails out at by buddys place so i was thinking this would be a good set up for me

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Is that mounted at only two points? I wanted both the tie rod and drag link moved, so I went with the RRO OTT kit. There are many other options for building your own though. I don't think I'd put my trust in a bracket that takes that kind of pressure and is critical to my safety that is depending on two mounting points only. Just my two cents.
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thats kinda what i was wondering, but im only gonna be wheeling in the trails, nothing extreme, no rock crawling or any thing like that
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Is that mounted at only two points?
^^^This^^^

To be reliable, it needs to be attached at more places than the two shown.

Like these 3 additional places here on top of the knuckle here:

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did u just drill and tap those?
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See this crack?

That'll eventually be the result if not attached in a more sound manner.

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i definatly see that, was just about to ask if u had any more pics
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did u just drill and tap those?
For the most part - yes.

You'll need to grind the natural knuckle rise down, so that the additional bracing seats properly against the knuckle.
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i definatly see that, was just about to ask if u had any more pics
That is NOT my bracket (the cracked one). I was just showing it for illustration purposes. It was on a friends Jeep.

I have lots of pics of the MORE steering I use to run.
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thanks man, im gonna have to do some more research, maybe i will see if i can find a used kit too
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The JB4X4 bracket is similar in design, but mounts at 5 points rather than two.

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This is the casting ridge Joe mentioned grinding down to make the mating surfaces true.


For the RRO high steer bracket, you drill/tap for two points on top, then using extended hardware, use the three factory mounts that pass through and secure the unit bearing. That makes 5 points of attachment and the 6th point is the original tie rod mounting position that you drill out for, IIRC, a 7/8 grade 8 bolt. With those 6 points of attachment, I still welded both brackets for safe measure.




Here you can see two of the three that pass through the factory unit bearing mounts.


If you plan on using a bracket with only two mounts - even with "mild" trail use - I'd suggest keeping your old drag link with you so you can mount it back up and get off the trail if/WHEN it breaks off.
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thanks for the good info
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post #14 of 18 Old 01-19-2012, 06:58 PM Thread Starter
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so this is where im at for the high steer









im thinking about just cutting and sleeving the drag link to extend it for now



i still have to drill the holes in the bracket and spidle and tap the bracket, have to drill the taperd hole in the bracket for the drag link and weld it on, what angle is best for the drag link when u have it mounted?
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The drag link should be as close to parallel with the axle as possible (horizontal). The higher the angle of the drag link, the more input the steering receives when suspension moves (bump steer).
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