Can't Get Enough
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Alliance, Ne
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D-44 swap and steering ?\'s
I just finnished outboarding my springs and mounting a D-44 from a narrow track waggie. My problem now is how do I make the steering work. The donor waggie was a '76, so the tie rod is on top of the knuckles and the drag link attaches to the tie rod.
I've got the tie rod in ok, but the pitman arm is too long and I think the drag link will bind on the tie rod when I flex. I've measured a '76 2wd dodge pitman arm, but even that seems like it will be too long.
I've looked at Jeepgod's site, but He is SOA and I am still SUA. I am going to shorten my drag link like he explains, but that still doesn't get me over the pitman arm part. I know there are lots of guys who have done this swap, so please, what's the secret?