Hi just found this site and it looks cool. I've been driving and building this CJ over the last four years, I did a shackle reversal a couple of years ago and now in the middle of a SOA ( the AMC 20 final gave up, so I got a 44 from a Scout and thought while I'm at it might as well go SOA). Anyway when the front end was nearly finished and I took a good look at it and didn't like the location of the tie rod hanging down there just waiting to find a stump or rock. So I decided to raise the steering over the springs. Not having flat top 44 knuckles it poses a bit of a problem. So the question is how do do you get the linkage up out of the way with 82 Dana 30 knuckles? I thought of newer Chev type with an idler arm but with 7 1/2"(aprox) travel it seemed it would have too much bump steer. Also I tried a bronco system but I would have to bend the links too much to clear the spring at full turn. I was wondering if anyone tried some sort of tierod end extenders? Or any other thoughts on the subject?
P.S. Reaming the knuckles to accept larger tierod end from the top down isn't a problem, it's already done.