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anybody make their own hi-steer arms?

I'm in the middle of doing a Toyota axle / YJ spring swap and want to go hi-steer at the same time (but not spend the $$$$). I stumbled upon what looks like the perfect raw material....a bumper mount trailer hitch. 3/4 thick x 2 1/2 wide with a 3/4 inch step up towards the ends. I was thinking about cutting the stock arms off and welding new arms to the Toyota mounting base. What do you think?

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Re: anybody make their own hi-steer arms?

I made my own on the brideport i will post pic here in a bit

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Re: anybody make their own hi-steer arms?

heres mine

here the 1 i copyed off of

and heres i of what alot of people are doing i just didnt like the idea of welding it at the time but there are alot of people running it with no problems


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Re: anybody make their own hi-steer arms?

Does your just bolt down on top of the stock arm? Did you use any kind of locks (like factory) or is it just bolted down?

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lock washers on top grade 10 bolts with a very tight fit .

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Re: anybody make their own hi-steer arms?

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I didn't like the idea of any of the ones I saw So here's what I did.
Shaved both the arms half way and the redrilled the chamfer back in the top on.
Welded them toghether and a gusset between the two!


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Re: anybody make their own hi-steer arms?

I would have post your pic to danny but could not find it LOL it was on my mind though [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img] i got it save now to copy another 1 of your ideas sometime [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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Re: anybody make their own hi-steer arms?

the only problem with mine is its a low crossover the other 1s are about 3 inches taller gets the rod farther away form the rod . but i will have other problems if my spring ever hits ths steering rod ! LOL

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Re: anybody make their own hi-steer arms?

I was actually building all that for my 4Runner....RIP...
I have two sets of Toy axles in the pile that I might put under my next Zuk...BattleZuk

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