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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-12-2004, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Rear-steer with rear spool?

Just curious... since it would cost as much to go to a full-floating/disc-brake setup as it would be to swap steering knuckles onto the rear axle and rig up some hydro, how effective would rear-steer be with a spool in the rear axle?

This is obviously a trail-biased rig that would see only short-distance street driving.
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Re: Rear-steer with rear spool?

full float rear with arb or electrac.. and cuttin breaks..

hell of a lot cheaper then any custom axle with steering knuckles.. and hydro..

but if ya got the cash dual steering mog 404s would be sweet..
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Re: Rear-steer with rear spool?

Full-float kit is over $1000 (even more with disc-brake option). Of course, they don't make Full-floating kits for 6-lug Grand Wagoneer axles.... ARB with compressor runs ~$700. No clue what cutting brakes would cost.

I already have an axle and spool. Flat-top D44 knuckles off E-Bay run $75-150. It shouldn't be any more difficult than narrowing a front axle. Just cut the tubes to the right length and weld the knuckles on at the proper angle. Buy some new shafts from Moser if I can't find any stockers from another application that'll fit. CTM joints would be expensive of course, but it's the best way to keep the steering from being a week link that I can think of.
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Re: Rear-steer with rear spool?

The Ball Joints would be the weakest link in that setup. Using a 44 for a rear steering axle is really pushing the limit, It's just too small an axle for this. You'll be stretching axle yokes, even with Moser's.
IMO. you need at least d60 components to keep it releiable.

I use a 14 bolt housing with Crane D60 inner & outer knuckles, and CTM/Cone 300m inner & outer shafts,,,,,,,CTM joints.

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Re: Rear-steer with rear spool?

Wow... cool picture [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Alright, scratch the rear-steer idea. I wonder how hard it would be to hack a steering knucle into a full-floating/disc-brake setup for a rear axle...?
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