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Unread 03-11-2014, 10:47 AM   #1
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Spring under and high steer?

Ok heres the deal got a 79 cj project with no axles but has RE 4.5" springs and longer shackles. Picked up a scout front all rebuilt with high steer. The tabs where the tie rod mounts originally have been cut off the knuckle. Will the high steer work in a SUA?

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Unread 03-11-2014, 11:41 AM   #2
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I doubt it. The tie rod will hit the frame when the suspension cycles. I have flat buggy arms on my toyota axle in a SUA configuration. I'm running the tie rod behind the axle and on the under side of the steering arm, which puts it under the highest point in the frame arch, and it is gonna be really close....I may have to slightly notch the frame.

If it's a true high steer arm with the tie rod on top of the arm there is no way it will work.......especially in front of the axle.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 12:06 PM   #3
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Looks like it worked for this guy http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj...74/index6.html . Only example I can find searching.

I'm going to have to try it because it's what I got. I'll get a blank flat pitman arm from parts mike so I can mount TRE on top of the pitman arm.
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Unread 03-11-2014, 02:12 PM   #4
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I have the same lift as you but with a narrowed chief axle.
I have my tie rod in the stock arm but the drag link in the high steer arm . It works for me.
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Make sure the height of the rod stays below the top edge of the bump stops. If you need to buy some time to get new knuckles, you could get larger bump stops. At the expense of articulation obviously...
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Looks like it worked for this guy http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/cj...74/index6.html . Only example I can find searching. I'm going to have to try it because it's what I got. I'll get a blank flat pitman arm from parts mike so I can mount TRE on top of the pitman arm.
If your arm is flat like that one it it should work. I'm used to seeing toyota arms that have a bend in them that push the tie rod a couple inches higher than that. That's why I had to order custom ones, to get away from the extra rise.
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