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Old 05-21-2013, 04:07 AM   #1
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Default hi steer or crossover steer (need help)

i am installing f250 axles under my jeep and the right side knuckle does not have a place to put the drag link for steering.

i have seen replacement knuckles and linkage kits for $500.00 plus

i don't have enough money to have this ready for Tennessee, i just bought tires, wheels,welder, and axles.

any one know a cheap way i can get steering on my jeep in the next couple weeks?

the Dana 44 front axle came with a tie rod from knuckle to knuckle, and i have all of the stock yj linkage.

any ideas
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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if I recall, when I put scout axles under my cj7, and the YJ, I used a drag link that went from the Pittman arm to a spot on the tie rod near the pass. side.
I think the hole on the tie rod was intended for a stabalizer, but it works for the drag link.

I don't have any pics of that, but I will look around, do you have a pic of what the axle has currently?
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Old 05-21-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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like this, but this is a 1 ton Dodge axle, 2002





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Old 05-21-2013, 07:00 AM   #4
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this is a chevy blazer axle, the steering stabilizer is on the far side in this pic, I just flipped it around to put the hole for the stabilizer to the pass side and drilled it to accept the taper stud on the drag link.
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Look at pics and part numbers in this thread:

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=955855
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:30 AM   #6
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this pic from the link Jason posted is exactly what I'm talking about, that link will have the part numbers for you.
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well the tie rod is solid from knuckle to knuckle.

no sleeve or hole
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:54 AM   #8
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well the tie rod is solid from knuckle to knuckle.

no sleeve or hole
what we are saying is to get new tie rod set up that DOES have the hole... and the part numbers can be found in the link supplied by Jason...

would be cheaper then the high steer stuff.
may need to buy a tapered reemer to open the hole in the knuckle for 1 ton tie rods, when you go to high steer you can use the same 1 ton stuff you buy for this fix.
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JCR has the complete instructions, part numbers pics etc. on their website. I have the reamer and taps to do it....total cost, about $70 1 ton OTK steering

http://jcroffroad.com/install_guides/1tonsteering.pdf
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #10
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There are several ways to do it.

Some people do the tie rod with the hole. It is part ES2233L



Some weld a pair of tabs onto the tie rod, and use a heim joint on the end of the drag link into the tie rod.



Some drill out the knuckle and bolt the tie rod to the bottom and drag link to the top of the same hole, like this: (requires heim joints)

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