Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: High steer alternatives?
Tom, my only reservation about your idea is that the drag link could be pretty short. That can cause bump steer problems, even if the drag link is in proper alignment with the suspension in its static-load position.
In the thread I remember, the plan was to leave the pitman arm in its stock orientation, and run the drag link straight over to the steering arm on the front of the knuckle. It was a trail-only rig, and bump steer wasn't thought to be too worrisome.
If you're going to run the drag link fore and aft, it might be long enough to void my concerns. But I would think that more travel and a shorter drag link could be dicey. The combination might also cause joint angularity problems.
I throw all this out not to say it's a bad idea or that it won't work; just saying that it's something you should have figured out before you start. And apparently you're doing just that.