Don't you already have vanco's?
If it were me I would run the savvy currie steering with Blaine's bolt on currie assist setup. It's easy and simple. Plus I'm pretty sure all you would have to buy is the brackets from Blaine plus everything needed for hydro assist
High steer. Crossover. Whatever you wanna call it is a waste of time IMO on factory axles. Not to mention if and or when you go bigger axles. Stock housings have a much better resale than custom ones. Ask anyone
That's my 2cents
DEFINITELY not worth it on that axle. Run Currie steering and put the tie rod on top of the driver's side knuckle. Run the Savvy tie rod if you want to get really fancy.
Save the Reids and $$ parts for an axle that will have higher limits.
It is expensive. I did quite a bit of research since you posted in my thread the other day. Reids (500) would allow you to run larger GM stock brakes and lock outs (almost 500 for bearings, brakes, lock out and other parts) but you still have to do steering links (150+), high steer arms (300), and then figure out the track bar mount and all that. I am in a process of re-thinking everything.
And you're still stuck with a LP front axle, small ball joints and unit bearings, and a pretty flexible housing. I'm all about maximizing the axle that you're gonna run long-term and if that's it, go for it. But even using that methodology, it doesn't make sense to me......and I've thought good and hard about it way more than once. The gains are just not nearly worth the work, money spent, and resale value added if you decide to ever sell it.
My thought process behind considering this option despite already owning a Vanco kit, savvy tie rod, flip kit, and high clearance sway bar brackets is that I was thinking if it was possible to sell all of it and potentially do a custom steering and have enough money left over for hydro assist therefore not spending much out of pocket.
I also looked into the hydro assist on a currie steering but that would involve spending another $1500. It seems to be the consensus best approach but I just wanted to explore my options.
You just need to buy the axle I'm selling right now. HP 44, 1/2 wall tubes, arb, 4.56 gears, 63" wide, warn premium hubs, chromo shafts, ctms and ready to bolt into a TJ. Aaaaand I get really nice deals on shipping, so that wouldn't be a killer.
Thanks for the offer but Ill be making the best of this one