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mack
March 27th, 2005, 14:13
this whole thing took about 20min, very easy to do, i used a 1/4-3/4 uni-bit to open the knuckle, i have to go to a friends shop to tack weld it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/jeeper821/truckin066.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/jeeper821/truckin067.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/jeeper821/truckin069.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/jeeper821/truckin071.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/jeeper821/truckin072.jpg

hjeepxj
March 27th, 2005, 19:04
Hmmmmm interesting...

jrsxj98
March 27th, 2005, 19:11
Are those the goferit inserts? Did you change your whole setup or just flip the drivers side?

rangerjoe2001
March 27th, 2005, 19:12
that is interesting

OT
March 27th, 2005, 19:15
Interesting that is.

mack
March 27th, 2005, 19:20
yeah, it's the goferit one that just flips the driver side, but now the tierod is level.Are those the goferit inserts? Did you change your whole setup or just flip the drivers side?

ECKSJAY
March 27th, 2005, 19:32
yeah, it's the goferit one that just flips the driver side, but now the tierod is level.

Now you just have to find yourself a RHD drag link and do the passenger side. :)

Looks good!

mack
March 27th, 2005, 19:35
thank's, but the next time i do anything with the steering, it will be an OTK setup.Now you just have to find yourself a RHD drag link and do the passenger side. :)

Looks good!

mack
March 27th, 2005, 19:37
oh yeah, as you can tell by the driveway, i have to do a rear main..:laugh3:

DrMoab
March 27th, 2005, 19:37
thank's, but the next time i do anything with the steering, it will be an OTK setup.
Umm....thats what he said a RIGHT hand drive tie rod. So you can flip it over

ECKSJAY
March 27th, 2005, 19:38
Umm....thats what he said a RIGHT hand drive tie rod. So you can flip it over

Heh, I knew what I was thinking...I should have clarified. :)

mack
March 27th, 2005, 19:38
i kinda like the rusty's setup with the heims, and HD tierod and draglink.

XJ_ranger
March 27th, 2005, 19:49
interesting hmmm

mack
March 27th, 2005, 19:53
does anyone have a pic of what the RHD draglink looks like on?

Ramsey
March 27th, 2005, 19:55
what does this accomplish or help?

ECKSJAY
March 27th, 2005, 19:59
what does this accomplish or help?

Well, since rocks are on the ground and they have a nasty habit of smashing your steering...sooooo, by flipping your steering ABOVE the knuckles, it moves it UP and AWAY FROM the rocks!

:sunshine:

mack
March 27th, 2005, 20:00
to move the tierod up a little, and for $20!

T&A-XJ
March 27th, 2005, 20:03
On mine the inserts were about 1/16"th too long. So I just ground the bottem off flat with the knuckle. This way the pressure of the nut will hold the insert and the TRE tight to the knuckle.

Ramsey
March 27th, 2005, 20:03
ok thats what i thought. seems like a good idea

DrMoab
March 27th, 2005, 20:05
I did this and it worked pretty well too. Now though I wish they would have had that kit out...Although having one ton TREs and .330 Tubing is pretty cool.
http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3B%3B4723232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2334%3D%3C8%3A%3D3 24%3DXROQDF%3E2323759%3A%3B8332ot1lsi

http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3B%3B4723232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2334%3D%3C8%3A%3D3 24%3DXROQDF%3E2323759%3A%3B5899ot1lsi

http://images.snapfish.com/3434%3B%3B4723232%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2334%3D%3C8%3A%3D3 24%3DXROQDF%3E2323759%3A%3B46%3B4ot1lsi

mack
March 27th, 2005, 20:10
NICE!! did you make that stup?

DrMoab
March 27th, 2005, 20:11
yup....shevey parts....7/8" tapered reamer,tubing and your set!

ECKSJAY
March 27th, 2005, 20:14
yup....shevey parts....7/8" tapered reamer,tubing and your set!

And all the kids can read further about this type of setup at:

http://www.partsmikeparts.com/

:)

ghettocruiser
March 27th, 2005, 20:16
Looks good!


Justin

OT
March 27th, 2005, 20:30
yup....shevey parts....7/8" tapered reamer,tubing and your set!
Love the rollover-red coils.

DrMoab
March 27th, 2005, 20:33
Love the rollover-red coils.
I use what works....they so far have done good for me....well since they have settled about two inches they have.

nhrocker
March 27th, 2005, 20:34
DrMoab- Do you have an idea of what that cost to make yourself? (reamer included) Did you not need a steering stabiliser? Would one be a good idea on a DD and if so, how would you mount it?

DrMoab
March 27th, 2005, 20:41
DrMoab- Do you have an idea of what that cost to make yourself? (reamer included) Did you not need a steering stabiliser? Would one be a good idea on a DD and if so, how would you mount it?
It cost me 120.00 in TREs and tubing. My dad worked in a machine shop and did the threads on the tubing but I have heard you can buy the right tap if you know where to look.
I had a local guy do the reaming for me. A quality reamer was 70 bucks and he did both knuckles for 30 so it was a good deal.

I have no death wobble at all. This set up....at least for me doesn't shimmy at all. I'm problebly lucky that way though. A good stabilizer kit should come with all the mounting brakets you would need to mount it to this set up.

IntrepidXJ
March 27th, 2005, 20:56
IMO the passenger side does not hang down enough to justify a flip (and then messing with your trackbar mount to keep things parallel). The drivers side is worth it, as the tie rod does hang down more in the path of rocks, etc...

you can kinda see how little the drag link on the passenger side is down below the knuckle

http://www.myxj.net/trail/C4x4_Badlands_3-12-05/photos/DSC00058.JPG

http://www.myxj.net/trail/C4x4_Badlands_3-12-05/photos/DSC00124.JPG

this setup has worked well for me.

mack
March 27th, 2005, 21:54
cool, is that the stock tierod with the flip kit?IMO the passenger side does not hang down enough to justify a flip (and then messing with your trackbar mount to keep things parallel). The drivers side is worth it, as the tie rod does hang down more in the path of rocks, etc...

you can kinda see how little the drag link on the passenger side is down below the knuckle

http://www.myxj.net/trail/C4x4_Badlands_3-12-05/photos/DSC00058.JPG

http://www.myxj.net/trail/C4x4_Badlands_3-12-05/photos/DSC00124.JPG

this setup has worked well for me.

Mike L
March 27th, 2005, 23:03
And all the kids can read further about this type of setup at:

http://www.partsmikeparts.com/

:)

That was where I got my STEERING (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/gotboost562/album?.dir=4440&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos) as well. The only thing about Parts Mike linkage is that it is 1-1/8" .188 wall. We will have to see how it does on the rocks. Mike says the TRE will bend before the tube so we'll see.

-Mike

nhrocker
March 27th, 2005, 23:07
I was looking at his kits.
This One (http://www.partsmikeparts.com/tre_kit1.htm)
I was just wondering if it was worth it to buy it as a kit. Once I've reamed out the top of the knuckles on my D30, his would be a bolt in, correct?

BrettM
March 27th, 2005, 23:08
That was where I got my STEERING (http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/gotboost562/album?.dir=4440&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3a//photos.yahoo.com/ph//my_photos) as well. The only thing about Parts Mike linkage is that it is 1-1/8" .188 wall. We will have to see how it does on the rocks. Mike says the TRE will bend before the tube so we'll see.

-Mike
are you sure on that? I know Mike gets his linkages from WFO (wfoconcepts.com) at least on occasion, I thought it was all the time, and they use 1.25 .219 wall

Mike L
March 27th, 2005, 23:10
are you sure on that? I know Mike gets his linkages from WFO (wfoconcepts.com) at least on occasion, I thought it was all the time, and they use 1.25 .219 wall

Thats what he told me last time I ordered them. Every time I asked that question he would say 1-1/8" .188 wall. I haven't checked mine with a mic or eyeball it with a tape measure so I can't say for sure.

-Mike

Gojeep
March 28th, 2005, 04:00
does anyone have a pic of what the RHD draglink looks like on?

My site has plenty of pics as it always has had a RHD one ;)

www.go.jeep-xj.info

IntrepidXJ
March 28th, 2005, 04:28
cool, is that the stock tierod with the flip kit?

no, that is the currie steering setup