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Unread 06-15-2010, 12:55 AM   #1
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CJ7 High Steer Kit

Hello again all

I have almost finished up my custom high steer setup on my Cj7. I really like the way it is turning out and I am thinking of building a few more to sell. I just thought I would run my idea by you guys/gals to try to get an idea of how many people out there might be interested in a cheep, durable, and easy to install high steer setup for a SOA Dana 30 on a cj. My design will raise the drag link above the spring while leaving the tie rod in it's original position. No need for a drop pitman arm and very little fitting is required to install it you don't even have to take the knuckle off and it will beef up the stock knuckle too. Any input would be appreciated...

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Unread 06-15-2010, 01:23 AM   #2
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Unread 06-15-2010, 01:26 AM   #3
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Sure when I get it all finised up and put back together pics will be posted. I am building a beefy drag link to go along with it right now so it may be a few days.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 04:40 AM   #4
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Unread 06-15-2010, 06:17 AM   #5
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I will upgrade if I start selling them but Im not really a vendor im just trying to see if anybody would be interested and if you guys think its a good idea or not. Just looking for some feedback from the pro's..
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Unread 06-15-2010, 02:43 PM   #6
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I will upgrade if I start selling them but Im not really a vendor im just trying to see if anybody would be interested and if you guys think its a good idea or not. Just looking for some feedback from the pro's..
Roger that

Now.. we need pics.. closeups..
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Hello again all

I have almost finished up my custom high steer setup on my Cj7. I really like the way it is turning out and I am thinking of building a few more to sell. I just thought I would run my idea by you guys/gals to try to get an idea of how many people out there might be interested in a cheep, durable, and easy to install high steer setup for a SOA Dana 30 on a cj. My design will raise the drag link above the spring while leaving the tie rod in it's original position. No need for a drop pitman arm and very little fitting is required to install it you don't even have to take the knuckle off and it will beef up the stock knuckle too. Any input would be appreciated...

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isnt that a crossover steering, rather than a true high steer??
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Unread 06-17-2010, 10:59 AM   #8
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Yea that would be a cross over.
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Unread 06-17-2010, 11:31 PM   #9
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isnt that a crossover steering, rather than a true high steer??
I guess thats what it would be because im only moving the draglink...
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Unread 06-18-2010, 07:14 AM   #10
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ok. so, where are the pics?? i would like to do that to my YJ, but it has Wagoneer D44s now.... do you think it would be possible??
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Unread 06-19-2010, 12:28 AM   #11
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The pics are coming soon I just painted it up tonight and I will put it back together in the morning.. I dont think this bracket will work for the d44 with the flat top knuckles but the crossover kits for the d44 are alot cheeper then they are for the d30. I think all you need for the d44 is a couple of plates that bolt on to the top of the knuckles...
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Unread 06-19-2010, 12:42 AM   #12
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ok. so, where are the pics?? i would like to do that to my YJ, but it has Wagoneer D44s now.... do you think it would be possible??
Here check this out I think this is all you need to but you may have to have your knuckle machined.. Double check before you buy it because I'm not sure. Make sure you read the add on E-Bay too.

"We offer through holes up to 3/4" for free, tapering for your TREs' available for $7.50 per taper, we offer Scout II, Ford, Dodge, F.S. Jeep and GM tapers. We do not offer the small Jeep CJ, YJ, TJ, XJ, ZJ, or WJ tapers."

If you have the small taper TRE's you would have to buy a reamer..

If you want a true high steer you need a differant kit that comes with plates for both knuckles but they are not much more I think around $100 or so on E-Bay..

CNC machined Dana 44 RH high clearance steering arm: eBay Motors (item 380243281921 end time Jul-15-10 21:56:21 PDT)

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Unread 06-20-2010, 04:17 AM   #13
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Unread 06-20-2010, 04:00 PM   #14
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Ok here are some pics. of the crossover setup I built let me know what you guys think of it…
This is before
Before.jpg picture by sportinwood - Photobucket
This is the stock positioning of the drag link and tie rod end
StockTREDlink.jpg picture by sportinwood - Photobucket
This is how I positioned the new drag link before I built the bracket
Newdlinkpositioning.jpg picture by sportinwood - Photobucket
This is a pic of the knuckle after the drag link was removed
NewDlinkPositioning2.jpg picture by sportinwood - Photobucket
Machining the bracket
Machiningthebracket.jpg picture by sportinwood - Photobucket
Dry fitting everything before I painted it
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Another view dry fitted
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Close up finished
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Another close up
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Finally all finished
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Can someone please unclick these for me so everybody can see?
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Unread 06-20-2010, 07:10 PM   #15
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Ok here are some pics. of the crossover setup I built let me know what you guys think of it…
This is before

This is the stock positioning of the drag link and tie rod end

This is how I positioned the new drag link before I built the bracket

This is a pic of the knuckle after the drag link was removed

Machining the bracket

Dry fitting everything before I painted it

Another view dry fitted

Close up finished

Another close up

Finally all finished

Can someone please unclick these for me so everybody can see?
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