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Unread 11-03-2013, 12:32 PM   #1
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Waggy 44s+SOA= steering questions??

I am considering picking up a pair of 1990 Waggy 44s and going SOA with RE 1.5 SOA springs. Addressing the steering is my biggest concern. I have searched and read numerous build threads but still unclear of the simplest way to correct the steering. I am fine with leaving the tie rod under the springs. But what is needed to run the drag link on top? I know there are numerous kits available for hi steer for the stock d30 but I canít find exactly what I need for the d44. I donít want to have to swap knuckles if possible, just looking for the easiest way to correct the drag link.
Any help would be great..Thanks!

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I am considering picking up a pair of 1990 Waggy 44s and going SOA with RE 1.5 SOA springs. Addressing the steering is my biggest concern. I have searched and read numerous build threads but still unclear of the simplest way to correct the steering. I am fine with leaving the tie rod under the springs. But what is needed to run the drag link on top? I know there are numerous kits available for hi steer for the stock d30 but I can’t find exactly what I need for the d44. I don’t want to have to swap knuckles if possible, just looking for the easiest way to correct the drag link. Any help would be great..Thanks!
The cheap way is a dropped pitman arm. Mid priced is a crossover. The proper way is Highsteer
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Unread 11-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #3
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Does anyone make a crossover bracket for the waggy 44?

I currenlty run a drop pitman arm with my SUA lift and also still have the stock yj pitman arm. I dont want to go the drop pitman arm route with SOA, really want the drag link on top. Im just not sure what i need to buy to achieve this??
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Generally in most cases a DPA will not work by itself on a SOA. A Flat top knuckle and arm would be a way to do a crossover.
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http://www.bjsoffroad.com/prod-883.htm

This is for a crossover steering.


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Thanks Tom! This is what I was after.. Is the type knuckle available off any other D44 I could source in the junk yard or a speciality part only offered aftermarket?
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That is interesting.
Did they still make full size waggys in 1990?
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Thanks Tom! This is what I was after.. Is the type knuckle available off any other D44 I could source in the junk yard or a speciality part only offered aftermarket?

http://77cj.littlekeylime.com/flatop_knucles.html
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Thanks Tom! This is what I was after.. Is the type knuckle available off any other D44 I could source in the junk yard or a speciality part only offered aftermarket?
Chevy D44 Flattop knuckles.
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That is interesting.
Did they still make full size waggys in 1990?
92 was the last year IIRC they were replaced by the ZJ
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Thanks everyone for all the info and links. This was a big help.
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When you look into that aftermarket knuckle find out the distance between the upper ball joint and the drag link mounting hole. Ideally you want this to be similar in length as your pitman arm. Some are quite long an leave you with reduced turning radius.
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i used the stock waggy steering and it worked perfect for my build

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