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Old May 18th, 2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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Crossover steering options

Ive come across 2 steering options that dont require to use high steer knuckles. Both keep the tie rod over the knuckle but seem to have their own advantages and disadvantages.

This one seems to put a lot of stress on one single sheer bolt, but also gives you a longer and hopefully flatter drag link.



This design would give you a somewhat shorter drag link but then you could make it so it would match your track bar angle perfectly.





What are your guys opinions on these options or is there a different way that I missed.

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Old May 19th, 2011, 09:44 AM   #2
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do you run saftey washers between the tie rod and the knuckle?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 07:06 AM   #3
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60 views and no one has any advice, experience, or ideas
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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:04 AM   #4
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Ridin dirty had a thread were he ran the style where the drag link hooks into the other bar, it really moves that back and forth (rotates it) as you steer. Id suggest going to a true high steer setup
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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #5
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Yeah I would prefer a true high steer but thats just not in the card right now

was his problem from bad bump steer?

Do you have a link to that tread so I could look it up?

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Old May 20th, 2011, 09:06 AM   #6
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Interested in hearing more comments as well..........................

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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:14 AM   #7
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Ill look for it, but I don't remember which forum he posted it in- cant find it- im pretty much useless

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Old May 21st, 2011, 04:54 PM   #8
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Still looking for any advice
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 06:28 AM   #9
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in for the opinions really like to hear about if anyone had problems shearing off the bolt
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Old May 23rd, 2011, 09:39 AM   #10
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been running this setup for 5 years now..grade 8 bolt no issues.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #11
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been running this setup for 5 years now..grade 8 bolt no issues.
Yeah but that bolt doesn't hold both the drag link and tie rod together, not as much stress.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 07:43 AM   #12
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Yea its a true high steer setup- just do it
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:11 AM   #13
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you want to try and keep your track bar and drag link as close to the same length as you can.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 08:37 AM   #14
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I ran the drag link under the knuckle and drag link to the top of the knuckle on my set up on my XJ with 37" grade 8 bolts and ran great, had no issues with bump steer and it turned great.


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Old May 28th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #15
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Anymore ideas I would really like to keep the tie rod over the knuckle
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Old May 28th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #16
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If you have to put the tie rod below the knuckle I would suggest the solid aluminum tie rod like I have. They are expensive but tough as nails. Contact rocksolid performance in cedar springs and they can build you one. The 1 1/2" like I have is $25 a foot And they can drill and tap it for hiems. You can see it in my build thread in my Sig.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:09 PM   #17
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do the rocks chew up the tie rod?
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:18 PM   #18
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The rock solid guys use it for their links and steering. It seems to hold up very well.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #19
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aluminum links are stronger then the dom considering weight to strength ratio will it stay shinny and polished, no, it will scratch but it is worth the money. when I co links and air shocks on my rig I'll be running them links as well
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The aluminum will flex and pop back also where steel just bends. It is not cheap but I am glad I went with it.
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