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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-20-2003, 09:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I got steering troubles again. 6 inch spring lift, 4 inch drop pitman arm. Angles probably too much, loose again! I've heard of mounting tie rod end above the knuckles, any help? I found a site http://performanceunlimited.com/steering/main.html They might be pricey. Search is not working again, or I would use it. [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img]Search [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]Big -O tech would not align it with looseness in steering rods, would not effect caster and camber.
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you need a solid axle to use PU's system, though they might be able to custom make you one for more $$$ than those listed prices. the Superlift Superrunner steering kit is supposed to help a ton with steering angles, which should increase the life of your rod ends. Also, use MOOG brand parts, in HD form if available... pricey but you know the adage. and if you run in any mud/water at all, keep em greased! i do mine every time i get into hub-deep water, and water always comes out of the boots so i know it's worth the effort. good luck, TTB steering is a rare breed [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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"the Superlift Superrunner steering kit is supposed to help a ton with steering angles, "

It does, but it's not cheap and I never could get my toe to stay right with it. In theory it's a solid system, in practice something is wrong. Save your money IMO.
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hey muddy so where can you pic up these Moog brand parts at? Or order online?
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I believe I've seen them at various AutoZone, O'Reilly, Advance (aka Parts America), and NAPA stores. Check their online catalogs and see if they list MOOG parts as optional equivalent parts to be sure. Their heavy duty balljoint part #'s were floating around this forum a couple months ago, there might be more info on that thread.
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humm ok thanks alot.
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Re: Steering

Here is the thread that Muddy was referring to.
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Re: Steering

Thank you! Anyone other opinions on the Superrunner steering system???
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Re: Steering

I have the Superunner system, but the only comparsion I can give you is stock steering vs. 6" lifted with 35x14.50 SSRs. My BRONCO lifted with aggressive wide tires steers just as well as it did stock, which I consider good realizing it ain't no Porsche. The kit is expensive though. If I was to do it again, I would have said screw the steering kit and would have got rear leaf springs. But then again, I could just easily do a shackle flip and keep the stock rear springs. Here is a picture of the system.



Notice that it adds an idler arm that mounts to the drop bracket. You don't have to have Superlift drop brackets either. I might be crazy, but I believe that idler arm adds some strength to the situation... or I just might be crazy. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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hows the steering on that thing ? I notice you dont have any steering stabilizers.
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