post #1 of Old 04-22-2010, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Dana 30 High Steer Knuckle for Jeep Wrangler (87-06) Blue Torch FabWorks, Inc.


Discuss..... Pros????Cons??


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For starters, the name of the part is incorrect IMO.

It is NOT a "high steer" adapter, it is a "crossover Steering" adapter.


"High Steer" IMO puts ALL of the steering up high & out of harm's way. With this part, the tie rod has no more protection than stock. It only serves to address the drag link angle, which can be done cheaper with a dropped pitman arm.

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There's a little bit of info in here.... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...racket-943642/

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It only serves to address the drag link angle, which can be done cheaper with a dropped pitman arm.
not with a soa configuration. a drop pitman arm alone is useless (never even had one on my soa) as the leafspring pack is literally in the way of the drag link. this bracket was designed at a time when there were little options for proper steering on a soa. outside of a knuckle and hub swap the teraflex knuckle was the only option, but it was expensive and the casting had the draglink arm too long. this bracket along with some other products now on the market, that are "cross-over" units, are good options for those going soa but not ready to swap front axle assemblies. much better then a drop pitman arm and a "z" bent drag link.
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does anyone have one? can it handle a beating?

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I have it. I just installed it on my SOA build. I havnt had a chance to use it yet cause the build isn't done, but this think is close to an engeneering marvel. It is def built to take some abuse. I don't forsee any problems with it.

Since I already had SRE's on my steering, it was the best option for me. $150 is definately a fair price for the build quality and strength that are built into it.

If you get it, I don't think you will be dissapointed.

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I have the tera knuckle, soa on stock springs. My drag link limits my flex because the tera knuckle places it so high up...this one looks even worse in that respect.

I'm going to switch to the jb4x4 bracket. It puts the drag link in the most ideal spot for stock springs SOA. I'm not a fan of the stock steering but I'd rather carry some spares vs limit my flex given the choice.

If yuo are gonna run lift springs then it doesn't matter as much.

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not with a soa configuration. a drop pitman arm alone is useless (never even had one on my soa) as the leafspring pack is literally in the way of the drag link. this bracket was designed at a time when there were little options for proper steering on a soa. outside of a knuckle and hub swap the teraflex knuckle was the only option, but it was expensive and the casting had the draglink arm too long. this bracket along with some other products now on the market, that are "cross-over" units, are good options for those going soa but not ready to swap front axle assemblies. much better then a drop pitman arm and a "z" bent drag link.
I agree, my comment fails to address the SOA crowd.

However, on my wife's '93 SOA YJ I used a true high steer kit, and I'm so pleased with it that I wouldn't even consider another option on an SOA application.

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I put a JB4x4 bracket on my brother's YJ (SOA) and it works great.
I mention it because it is the most cost effective way, IMO.

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I have the tera knuckle, soa on stock springs. My drag link limits my flex because the tera knuckle places it so high up...this one looks even worse in that respect.

I'm going to switch to the jb4x4 bracket. It puts the drag link in the most ideal spot for stock springs SOA. I'm not a fan of the stock steering but I'd rather carry some spares vs limit my flex given the choice.

If yuo are gonna run lift springs then it doesn't matter as much.


yes i'm using lift springs for it so it should be ok

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I seen in some post that you have the the BTF cross over steering. I bought it for my SOA but Im having some issues with it on the tie rod its hitting my leaf spring on passenger side. Did you have this issue also could you share any pictures of it. Thanks



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I have it. I just installed it on my SOA build. I havnt had a chance to use it yet cause the build isn't done, but this think is close to an engeneering marvel. It is def built to take some abuse. I don't forsee any problems with it.

Since I already had SRE's on my steering, it was the best option for me. $150 is definately a fair price for the build quality and strength that are built into it.

If you get it, I don't think you will be dissapointed.

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I'd call BTF first, before resurrecting a 5 yr old thread.

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