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Old May 3rd, 2011, 03:01 PM   #61
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well theres been to much flex in the steering so im making my own this week. Just picked up the 1 3/8" roung 3/16 wall tube from speedy metal and just waiting for my inserts and jam nuts to come in from rusty's offroad. Looks like between the JB high steer and the new tie rods inserts, jam nuts , steel and everything i'll only have around $300 into a good strong high steer for it. Last thing left may need a new gear box wont know how much play it has til i get this stuff in and stiffened up to see how it feels
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Old May 19th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #62
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New steering is in and done works great no more flex or bump steer. New driveshaft is in and done in the front and i should be done w the rock sliders tonight & hopefully have some new pics with the sliders on it tonight.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 11:39 PM   #63
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If you need some tube bent, lemme know. Im maybe 15 miles from you and have a hydro bender and a 1.75 inch die. PM me if you want a hand
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Old May 21st, 2011, 10:31 AM   #64
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will do thanks i kicked around doing tube for right now i just have the one tube that runs straight down the rockers but not sure yet if i wanna run another section out like a nerf bar yet or not
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:08 PM   #65
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well this has def been a bad week for the zr2 i did 12" roughly all suspension lift and to get a front shaft made to hadle the angle when i flex would cost around $800-$900 so i def wont be flipping that bill. So im downsizing to a 33" tire taking 4"s out of the lift so i can keep my travel. The only reason i dont wanna drop it down and stay on 35's is I stuff this into the fender wells enough just barely stoping it from touching the flares. So on a 33 i shouldnt touch @ all. My next step is to trutrac the front to make up for the loss in the tire size.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #66
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check out diversified creations of brighton they have cut out flares for zr2
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Old May 25th, 2011, 10:45 AM   #67
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yea i was checking them out I actually looked at there build alot to guide mine along a little but i really dont like the way they look i street this thing alot its not strictly a toy. well yet i should say when that day comes ill do some body mods to make them fit .
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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:10 AM   #68
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I was in the same vote. started out wanting 35's. Found a great deal on a set of coil overs that were to big. Went to forty's and now 46's which seem to at least look proportional...lol. I don't now if your gear box is the same but on my 2wd old style s-10 box I ordered a pitman arm for a 8" xj lift and it helped my angle a lot. then I ran 1.5" dom and a high steer arm.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 10:25 AM   #69
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Yea im running a high steer setup that i built that part works great its just this is a 50/50 toy and weekend driver and they dont make a front shaft to handle the angle and road speed id need for under $800 and well ive already blown the budget on this and cant spend a whole lot more
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Have you looked into having a front drive shaft from something else cut down or extended? A lot of people use front Cherokee shafts, I have even heard of f250 front shafts being used. A lot cheaper than ordering a custom shaft.
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im actually currently using a cherokee shaft that i shortened bc im using an xj d30hp but my shaft is only 28" with a 12" drop at stand still so im sitting roughly at a 25 degree already a stock cherokee shaft only has 26 degrees max angle so i did a highbred 1310-1330 combo cv that the guys at camerons cove helped me build. And now i have 38 degrees but i need 46 degrees to stay this tall for when i flex. When i flex the shaft will have a 21" drop. I got so wrapped up building it to flex and travel i overlooked the most important part the shaft to drive it. They can build me a shaft to run at a 50 degree angle but it just comes down to money i have over $10k into it already and im pretty well tapped out. So i can bring it down 5"s on 33's and run my shaft i already built & I already have the stuff to bring it down so outta pocket would only be about $50 in misc stuff verses $800-$1000 for the custom front shaft
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Old May 26th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #72
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oh ok but do you have the 8 in lift coils on it now or the 6? Im asking because im about to start my sas and i have 6.5zj coils for mine and I dont want to have a $800 shaft either lol

also are you using the stock rear shaft?
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i have 6" xj coils on it now im gonna drop down to 3" xj coils if you wanna come out & check it out one day your more than welcome to swing out and check it out. I used stock rear leafs from the zr2 just did a sos in the rear w a longer rear shaft that part was easy. the front was easy to once i figured out how i wanted to do it everything worked great. Just save yourself the money and do it right the first time lol i wasted so much money trying to make dif steering setups work & just figuring it all out. but all in all now that its done im glad i went long arm just i need to bring it down a few & put it on 33s
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yeah ill have to stop by if im ever over that way.

For steering I am planing on doing a set up like this


I cant aford high steer in my build right now but I think this will work.

Is this one of the ways that you tried?
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kinda ill get you a pick i have about 250 total into my high steer i bought a jb highsteer knuckle kit for 150 then the inserts for my tierods from rustys offroad for like 60ish and some 1-3/8 3/16 wall 1026 dom tubing for $40-$50 and that way i use stock 90 wrangler tierods so i atleast have some sort of easy to come by part that can be my weak link. I didnt want to go to far overkill so that the knuckle would break or bend my new sleeves i built figured use a common $10 each tierod that any parts place carries so if i blow one i dont ruin a weekend away something easy to change. ill get you some pics of it posted up tonight it came out really nice and strong as hell.
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Old May 27th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #76
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this all looks so familiar! i just finished up my sas with an xj long arm kit on my 97 blazer... kinda makes me want 35's now tho... i cant believe ive never seen this thread before. do you go to s10forum.com ever?
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No i havent ever checked that one out. but i wouldnt recomend taking it up on 35's im dropping mine down this next weekend & pry just gonna trutrac front and rear on 33's. i had to limit my flex this tall so that i dont tear apart my front cv or worse. I started this thing last fall and just finished it up. I'm def very happy with how it all turned out just this truck on 35's isnt very streetable i do it but it def makes you a bit nervous cornering so im gonna bring the center of gravity down and lock it. that should make it a much more capable and streetable truck i want to be able to set the cruise do 70 and the pull off into a trail put it in 4wd and go anywhere i feel like. I may get rid of the remote oil filter and hide a winch behind the front bumper also.
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truck looks good so did you get a d shaft yet?

And was the trip enough fun to make you want to keep it
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Im running the shaft i made it works great just had to limit the travel. But i'm lowering it down 3"s and putting 33's on it so then there wont be any more driveline issues & it'll be more streetable. I do like the truck alot can't say i don't but i have 2 dogs that go w me & lots of people that like to go to. I just would like to duplicate this on a zr2 blazer thats all so im trying to get a stock zr2 blazer and cash for mine & i'll do it again
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