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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-17-2000, 02:27 PM
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CALMINI Linkage Steering

Is there a lift height requirement (minimum or maximum) for the CALMINI Linkage Steering kit? Does anyone have any feedback on it? Better than a Z-Link?

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Re: CALMINI Linkage Steering

ANy info I could give is third hand at best, that said some people love them some people hate them.
One thing they do is quicken the steering,In that I mean you will have less turns of the steering wheel
from stop to stop of the front end. This is becuase of the bell crank arrangment. At the least I suspect you will
need 4" lift to use this system, It is somewhat adjustable. The breeze knuckle over steering is one of the
other alternatives. And is the type I am going to replace my Z-link with sometime. If you do a search on this in the
bbs you may find some of the info from others. (Boy you know how to ask questions that will get some folks
boiling over on this one!!)

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Re: CALMINI Linkage Steering

I think it handles up to 5 or 6 inches of lift. It will cut your lock-to-lock in half. Makes for easier driving, but can be hard to turn in some cases when off-road without P/S. Works best in conjuction with P/S.

Some will say it creates "hyper-steer", but I guess one could compare it the the oh-so accurate stock steering.

Z-links, or bend and gussested, work. You can buy 'em or make your own it your a good welder. I can't speak for them as I don't own one. From what I hear they get the job done and reduce the bumpsteer, but some posted that they bent even the indestrucable ones.

Knuckle over is the new thing and makes most sense, but I would let them prove themselves out first.

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Re: CALMINI Linkage Steering

In defense of Z-links Esp RRO 's the one I bent , I was pushing a huge oak log at the time and my bumper rode
over it and the end of the log smacked the link bending it. Really bad misuse to say the least. otherwise I am
happy with it for now. it is certainly one of the cheaper options.

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I cannot speak for the Calmini linkage but I have the Breeze crossover set-up. Really nice. I can't see how you could ever break it. You would bend the tie rod before breaking any of their parts. I believe its cheaper than Calmini as well. I do believe you need to be SPOA to use it though

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Re: CALMINI Linkage Steering

You're going to get a little bit of bump steer with a Z-link,none with the Calmini cross over system.This will only be noticeable on the
street.Good points on the Z-link are simpicity and lower cost.


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Re: CALMINI Linkage Steering

I have the Calmini Link on my 95, it works good, no bumpsteer. It can handle from 2" to 6" of lift. I do have p/s now and I can tell you you will want it with this setup.
I can't say much about the 'Z' link, haven't got to drive my 86 with it yet (still waiting on those gold plated missing links).


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Re: CALMINI Linkage Steering

I have the Toyota power steering from Canyon State....will the Calmini Linkage work with this setup???

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Re: CALMINI Linkage Steering

Give Steve Kramer at Calmini a call. He's a great guy and will be happy to answer.

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