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Unread 03-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #4981
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Planning to run the Hi-steer knuckles I have? They are nice
I'm definitely going to run high steer arms. I don't like the machining costs out there so I'll see what I can do about that. I'd love to run the Dodge BJ/UB knuckles but that locks me into smaller brakes. I've been researching my *** off and it looks like the best route is to just go with high steer arms and do a separate tab for the drag link like you did.

But if anyone knows how to run those Dodge knuckles with bigger dual piston calipers, I'm all ears. So far, I haven't found anyone that's done it.

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Unread 03-26-2013, 02:17 PM   #4982
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Let's see how 'cheap' I can build $$ axles.
This is a good plan; I'm in full support of it.

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But if anyone knows how to run those Dodge knuckles with bigger dual piston calipers, I'm all ears. So far, I haven't found anyone that's done it.
Ahh...you get to prototype something...me likey.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 03:52 PM   #4983
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You don't have the front axle yet just collecting parts, correct?.
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Unread 03-26-2013, 05:10 PM   #4984
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But if anyone knows how to run those Dodge knuckles with bigger dual piston calipers, I'm all ears. So far, I haven't found anyone that's done it.
Could you just build your caliper brackets thats house the larger Ford duel piston calipers. Or check out the newer Corvette 4 pistons calipers, my friend just welded some brackets to his KP knuckles to hold those Vet brakes, came out nice.

Are you welding on the high steer arms or going to machine the holes to bolt them? Try to pick up the OEM hole so you can run it in duel sheer.

One quick question, you guys are using balljoint C's? I normally cut those Dodge axle's up for number one steel, but I guess now I will cut the C's off.

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Unread 03-26-2013, 05:19 PM   #4985
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One quick question, you guys are using balljoint C's? I normally cut those Dodge axle's up for number one steel, but I guess now I will cut the C's off.

Jason.
Those are 99-04 Ford Balljoint outers (I'm pretty sure). Are the Dodge C's the same?
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Unread 03-26-2013, 05:24 PM   #4986
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Those are 99-04 Ford Balljoint outers (I'm pretty sure). Are the Dodge C's the same?
Yep the BJ C's are the same up until the Super 60's or the 1550 U-joint style was used.
Not sure on the years of the swap over but ive swapped earlyer Ford BJ outers onto Dodge trucks to get the locking hubs onto that truck, or I could have re-drilled the spindles of the Ford onto the Dodge knuckle.

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Unread 03-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #4987
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Oh while we are on the C topic, to get the inner tube thats left in the C its self make 4 cuts with a torch at 12-3-6-9 and the let it cool down and as long the OEM weld is cut past its root it will fall out once cooled and it had time to shrink.

KP C with the slug cut out.



Touch up any gouge marks or voids with your welder.

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Unread 03-27-2013, 10:53 PM   #4988
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Thanks for quoting a post from 09. So very relevant.
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Unread 03-28-2013, 09:57 AM   #4989
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I'm definitely going to run high steer arms. I don't like the machining costs out there so I'll see what I can do about that. I'd love to run the Dodge BJ/UB knuckles but that locks me into smaller brakes. I've been researching my *** off and it looks like the best route is to just go with high steer arms and do a separate tab for the drag link like you did.

But if anyone knows how to run those Dodge knuckles with bigger dual piston calipers, I'm all ears. So far, I haven't found anyone that's done it.
I'm not sure what Dodge setup you have, but on my 96 Dodge 2500, the "small" brakes have no problem stopping a much heavier than Jeep extended cab long bed pickup with larger tires, full of weight, pulling a trailer behind it. As an experiment I stopped my truck full of gear and my Jeep on a trailer behind it going down a hill without the trailer brakes on and it stopped no problem.
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Unread 03-31-2013, 07:19 AM   #4990
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just bump stop accordingly I love my set up, perfect for the trails I run
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And what kind of trails do you run, and what's the down side of your setup if anything
lol, why hello 2009.

I run the EXACT same trails as Connor, and usually the exact same lines since our jeeps have been so similarly built up until now, which they aren't even that far off other than tire size and type of suspension (I have a wife, so I had to work with a smaller budget)

That was a long time ago. I'm assuming that was based on my lack of uptravel....now I'm a big big big fan of near equal amounts of up travel to down (6/6 in the rear and soon to be the same up front) The only thing that beats climbing some sick *** lines is going fast as hell to get to them

Sorry Connor.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 03:49 PM   #4991
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Are you running the stock antenna with the guardian panels? Any trouble removing or reinstalling the antenna wire?
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Unread 04-05-2013, 06:57 AM   #4992
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Are you running the stock antenna with the guardian panels? Any trouble removing or reinstalling the antenna wire?
I was looking at these yesterday.

I was unsure how they would look with no flare up front. Would you take a couple close-ups if you don't mind.
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Unread 04-05-2013, 07:14 AM   #4993
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No, I'm running an invisible antenna that's mounted back in my glove box. The hole in the panel and tub is plugged and I put a Trail Rated badge over it. It's in the same location as stock, only on the passenger side instead of the driver. I always think it's funny when I see a highly modified TJ with the badge intact so I thought I'd play along, as well.

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Unread 04-05-2013, 07:21 AM   #4994
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No, I'm running an invisible antenna that's mounted back in my glove box. The hole in the panel and tub is plugged and I put a Trail Rated badge over it. It's in the same location as stock, only on the passenger side instead of the driver. I always think it's funny when I see a highly modified TJ with the badge intact so I thought I'd play along, as well.

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Unread 04-05-2013, 07:37 AM   #4995
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Right? It provides that nice extra touch of subtle class.....like going to a black tie event without your watch, which one should simply not do.
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