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Old 02-23-2010, 08:27 PM
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Which high steer arms?

Doing high steer on my 74 j10 I got lucky and ended up with one chevy dana 44 driverside that is already MD&T I am gonna get the passenger side MD&T so I have full high steer.


What are your suggestions for High steer arms?
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:40 PM
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I just recently ordered a set of D44 high steer arms from Ballistic Fabrication. Those guys come pretty highly recommended and I liked the look of their arms (I liked that they had the 10 degree angle correction).

Also, their price was very reasonable in comparison to other providers. The arms are the 4 hole to cater to the aftermarket knuckle crowd, but they work just fine with the standard "3 hole" knuckles too (and actually, only 3 studs\cones\nuts are included in the hardware kit, not 4).



http://www.ballisticfabrication.com/...re_p_1248.html
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:56 PM
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very nice that for the info!
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:02 PM
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I got these:

http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/new...duct.php?id=67

they are beefy and are built tall so you don't have to buy longer bolts or spacers.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:15 PM
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I've got the Blur Torch arms on the hp44 in my XJ. No problems so far. I also got the ballistic hi-steer kit to fab up the drag link and tie rod. No problems and I beat the living piss out of that thing
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:26 PM
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I got these:

http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/new...duct.php?id=67

they are beefy and are built tall so you don't have to buy longer bolts or spacers.


I didn't need a spacer for my setup, but if you need one to clear your leaf springs, the raised arm (or something like this - http://www.northwestfab.com/d44.html) may be better. A lot of folks do it.... but the spacer and longer studs does weaken the design.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:30 PM
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I've got the Blur Torch arms on the hp44 in my XJ. No problems so far. I also got the ballistic hi-steer kit to fab up the drag link and tie rod. No problems and I beat the living piss out of that thing


Do you mean their drag link and tie rod assemblies? I ended up going a different route for my crossover steering linkage, but their draglink\tierod assembiles looked pretty decent and are a pretty decent price. Was looking at those possibly for my dad's Wag though. If those kits are what you meant, did you get the heims or TRE?
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I just got these from PartsMike for my build. $209, and they are raised for extra spring clearance, w/o the need for spacers or longer studs. Oh, and they come with the studs, conical washers, and nuts. And they have the 10deg correction.

http://www.partsmike.com/store/store...on=show_detail
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:40 AM
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I have not taken the time to learn how to do this. Some pics of before maybe during and after maybe? Are these the only parts you need and reuse your OE tie rod drag link?
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:54 AM
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I just got these from PartsMike for my build. $209, and they are raised for extra spring clearance, w/o the need for spacers or longer studs. Oh, and they come with the studs, conical washers, and nuts. And they have the 10deg correction.

http://www.partsmike.com/store/store...on=show_detail

X2 on partsmike. I did cross over steering, but got the passenger side high steer arm and stud kit. They went together really nice and so far, it works well. Partsmike also sells a threaded piece of DOM tubing and jam nuts so that you can use your stock drag link.
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Do you mean their drag link and tie rod assemblies? I ended up going a different route for my crossover steering linkage, but their draglink\tierod assembiles looked pretty decent and are a pretty decent price. Was looking at those possibly for my dad's Wag though. If those kits are what you meant, did you get the heims or TRE?

Yep, thats the system I used, i think it's like 2 60" sticks of 1.5" .25 wall DOM and you get the weld in bungs, jam nuts and your choice of chevy won ton TREs or heims. I went with heims and high missalignment spacers for the extra flex cause my front 3 link will flex enough to drop the spring out of the upper mount, and its mainly an off-road vehicle (Heims aren't DOT approved). If I end up doing a spring over on the J10 then I'll probably use this kit with TREs. Those bars are tough as nails, I've bashed em on a few rocks and they won't bend. I almost think I can hang the XJ from that bar and it would be fine.
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I also used the Ballistic Fab high steer arms and their crossover kit with 1 ton TRE's. I used a set of knuckles off a 76 Cherokee and had them machined flat and tapped for the high steer studs. This is a SOA on stock springs. Seems to be a nice kit and everything went together just fine, but one of the TRE's broke after three months. Ballistic fab warranteed the TRE, But I had to go to their shop to get it. Heres some pics

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Old 02-24-2010, 07:19 PM
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are you using spacers to clear the spring packs?
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:31 AM
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Yes, I used the 1" spacers from ballistic. The tie rod would have been too close to the springs otherwise
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With the partmike high steer arms, you do not need a spacer. They are machined think enough to get them up over the spring pack as one solid piece. To me, I think that is a much better design.




Here is a pic of my partsmike arm.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:11 PM
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I think I am going with the sky-manufacturing arms because I was told to by someone else and because they have the dual hole passenger side are and 7/8 thicker so you do not have to use a spacer. I also got my gears in today so maybe I can throw it all together NEXT weekend. This weekend I have to pull two engines swap one into the other and get it running yay!
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