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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-26-2007, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Dana 30 High-steer

I want to put some sort of high steer on my YJ with out getting rid of the Dana 30. I have a low pinion D30 out of the front of an old shoe-box bronco, this has kingpin knuckles. The thought was to replace my D30 knuckles and axel outers with that of the bronco axel. My only issue then would be that the bronco axel has drum breaks and a 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern. This is where my question comes in, would I be able to take from U-joint out and from breaks out from a Ford Ranger with Warn hubs and then have discs, 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern and selectable hubs? I would then machine out a high steer arm that bolts to the top of the kingpin like that of a Toyota, and connect my drag link to it. I would personally hate to have that many Ford parts under my jeep but some times they just work together, and in the end still only end up with a D30
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Welcome to the board, and thanks for your service!

It's been a long time since I looked closely at D30 knuckles, but my feeble memory says that there isn't a substantial piece of metal on top that would safely hold a steering arm.

Why do you want to keep the D30 anyway? If you have enough lify that you're considering high-steer, you must have some pretty big tires, which would put that poor old 30 at the ragged edge.

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your right, there isnt enough to put an arm to it, thats why i want to go with the kingpin knuckle off the bronco. im running 35" boggers right now but the D30 is the only thing that i havent had a problem with. i have friends that race jeeps on supercross tracks in Mass and they run D30s on those rigs with no problems. I'm trying to find an option with what i have and I have most of the parts to do this, I just havent tried it yet.
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Have you considered doing a tie rod flip? That is what I did to my CJ...but then I had to undo it when I went SOA......but I'll be selling my 'modified' D30 in a couple of months when my D44 Flat Top is ready....

The link to High Steer has a lot of good info.....

The attached pic will give you an idea of what it looks like when you do the TRE flip...it got the bars up about 2"...
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Have you considered doing a tie rod flip? That is what I did to my CJ...but then I had to undo it when I went SOA......but I'll be selling my 'modified' D30 in a couple of months when my D44 Flat Top is ready....

The link to High Steer has a lot of good info.....

The attached pic will give you an idea of what it looks like when you do the TRE flip...it got the bars up about 2"...

That's what I did to mine, except I swapped out the TRE's for heims and used 1 1/4" tubing for both the tie rod and the drag link. It gave me alot more room and I haven't bent anything.......yet.

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Well I would not put this type of cash into a D30 if your going to run a tire over 33s but they make a knuckle that will put the drag-link up high for like SOA setup but it keep the Tie-rod in its stock place.

Here ya go. there may be more out there that make this type of setup.
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