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post #16 of 55 Old 04-01-2011, 10:57 AM
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whats the advantages of flipping it?

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post #17 of 55 Old 04-01-2011, 01:06 PM
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whats the advantages of flipping it?
From the look of it, your is already flipped !!!
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whats the advantages of flipping it?
It's higher.......look at my post on the previous page
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From the look of it, your is already flipped !!!
It doesn't appear so.

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post #20 of 55 Old 04-01-2011, 08:23 PM
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mine aint flipped, and ok, i guess a few inches is always better than less
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post #21 of 55 Old 04-02-2011, 10:45 AM
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It made a larger difference than I thought it would. With 35's, I have 18" to the tie rod. Combine that with the Savvy tie rod, and it's a worry-free setup.

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post #22 of 55 Old 04-02-2011, 12:22 PM
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It made a larger difference than I thought it would. With 35's, I have 18" to the tie rod. Combine that with the Savvy tie rod, and it's a worry-free setup.
I also have savvy's tie road! Great product
So it's basically is as easy as unbolting the tie road on bolting it up on the upper part of the driver. (sorry for my lack of technical terms but hopefully u guys undertand what I'm saying)
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So it's basically is as easy as unbolting the tie road on bolting it up on the upper part of the driver. (sorry for my lack of technical terms but hopefully u guys undertand what I'm saying)
No.....the hole in the knuckle is tapered so that taper has to be removed then reversed. In order to do that, you need to very carefully ream the knuckle out after loctiting an insert into the existing taper. I ended up failing at this twice because my new taper wasn't 'perfect".....it worked OK but the fit wouldn't hold after being bashed by a rock. I just don't have the resources to make a perfect taper. I sent Blaine the first failed knuckle so he could do it his way....he drills the taper completely out to ~7/8" and tig welds a spacer into the hole. I swapped it in and am good to go. You also will have to weld on new lower sway bar links mounts to the inner C or else the tie rod will make contact with the original sway bar link mounts. That was a pretty quick and easy job. PM Blaine if you want to flip the tie rod.

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good thread, Northridge4x4.com ($389,free shipping)is the cheapest place ive found the currie kits, anyone else find it cheaper?

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post #26 of 55 Old 04-06-2011, 10:46 PM
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New Guy: So what are the advantages of of the flipped steering? just higher? and does that improve the geometry? any disadvantages with it like that? and what do you need to do to install it like that?

Not sure I've had that many question marks in one post yet... Thanks for the input

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New Guy: So what are the advantages of of the flipped steering? just higher? and does that improve the geometry? any disadvantages with it like that? and what do you need to do to install it like that?

Not sure I've had that many question marks in one post yet... Thanks for the input
No advantage other than the tie rod being higher. As far as I know it doesnt affect the steering at all. The only issues I can think of is if your wheels dont clear the tie rod end after its been flipped or if the insert or taper is done incorrectly. I will have mine drilled out and have the insert welded in to be sure there are no issues.

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Anyone use the savvy upgrades?

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Anyone use the savvy upgrades?
Yes, as I've already stated.....

I purchased it second-hand off spyder6, who sold his rig before putting the tie rod on. I flipped it at the same time. To answer your above question, there are no disadvantages and no change in geometry. The tie rod is still connecting at the same point through the knuckle, just on top. Well worth it.

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