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Unread 11-23-2010, 07:38 PM   #16
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the steering knuckle is cast steel.. if you weld it, it WILL snap under stress, so dont weld it
This statement couldnt be more WRONG. Cast STEEL is very easily welded and will provide a very safe weld when welded with sufficent heat. You are thinking of cast IRON which is very brittle and cannot be welded easily and if done improperly will be quite unsafe. I wouldn't hesitate to cut and weld on a cast steel part, I am however an experienced welder and I know what it takes to get a properly penetrated weld with the strength required for the stresses the part will be placed under. Ask any old time farmer the difference. They will know the whats and hows.

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Unread 11-23-2010, 08:06 PM   #17
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I agree with the Cast Steel over the Cast iron, You have to use Nickle rods for Cast iron wich would be fine for a skillet but not a steering part, Cast steel if welded at high heat has the same properties as regular steel in it so It can be welded with a 220 mig.

But an at home or ameteur welder should probably NOT attempt doing this!!
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Unread 11-23-2010, 09:05 PM   #18
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ive always had trouble when welding mild steel to cast steel. it seems to cool different at both sides the weld and causing cracks that you dont see untill later and then it can let go. i had been using my mig. the last time i tried it i preheated the area and used my arc welder with a low hydrogen rod and layed my leather gloves over the area to let it cool slow. so far so good.
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Unread 11-23-2010, 09:14 PM   #19
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Check out this guys thread in the fab forum.
He does not say what year knuckle he used but I am sure you could ask.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/h...84/index2.html
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Unread 11-24-2010, 08:05 AM   #20
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My jeep came with Scout axles. The PO cut the steering knuckle off and welded it to the top for a poor man high steer setup. Very professional looking mod... Been driving it for two years now with no cracks (I check them often).
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Unread 02-05-2011, 10:32 PM   #21
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Grand Cherokee Knuckle

Its a 1999 and up Grand Cherokee knuckle that you need. I was looking for myself just a couple days ago
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Unread 02-07-2011, 03:19 PM   #22
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Had to dig in to the waaaaay back machine for this one. http://www.myspace.com/385581/photos...FhxyiHcRGv/v4=
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Unread 02-07-2011, 04:03 PM   #23
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Had to dig in to the waaaaay back machine for this one. http://www.myspace.com/385581/photos...FhxyiHcRGv/v4=
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Sorry, the profile of 385581 is only viewable by friends.
Maybe photobucket would be a better option.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 04:06 PM   #24
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My Jeep Steering looks just plain disgusting now... what it looks like now



After seeing the previous post this is how mine SHOULD look.

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I will look into that OTT system a bit closer now
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Unread 02-07-2011, 07:54 PM   #25
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not worth the effort to move the pics, it's a pair of D30 knuckles that I built in to a high steer set up about 5-6 years ago. They're still alive and kicking- but I switched to the WJ knuckles with cross over steering for the better brakes they give.
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Unread 02-07-2011, 11:08 PM   #26
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i heard if you take a peice of tubing you can bend it into a Z. and it works as a high steer but they rip out of your hands if you get caught in some ruts pretty bad.
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Unread 02-08-2011, 01:33 AM   #27
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i heard if you take a peice of tubing you can bend it into a Z. and it works as a high steer but they rip out of your hands if you get caught in some ruts pretty bad.
That is not high steer, nor is it a recommended method for correcting steering.
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Unread 02-08-2011, 01:47 PM   #28
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i heard if you take a peice of tubing you can bend it into a Z. and it works as a high steer but they rip out of your hands if you get caught in some ruts pretty bad.
see there are many many wrong ways to do things,


this would be the wrong way.......
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Unread 02-08-2011, 03:55 PM   #29
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see there are many many wrong ways to do things,


this would be the wrong way.......
I asked my father in law his opinion about it last night. He's not a jeeper at all but is very mechanically inclined. He said "I think you could just bend your draglink into an S curve to get it to clear your leaf"...

I will keep reviewing my options
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Unread 02-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #30
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http://128.83.80.200/taco/scarysteering.html
Never a better time to post the silliness of how people can "improve" their steering all on their on. below is just a tiny example from the link above. I wish the guy would add more to his site ....

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