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Old 11-04-2008, 07:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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high steer dana 50/60 unit bearing

any one have pics of how they have done this. my steering sucks and i need to atleast high steer one of them

dana 50 knuckles ball joint and unit bearing
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i was more looking for ideas of madifying your own that didnt cost 600 bucks a piece
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Old 11-05-2008, 05:25 AM   #4 (permalink)
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no one has done this?
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Old 11-05-2008, 07:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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no one has done this?
We took our knuckles to a local machine shop to machine it down smooth and flat on top, it was a $75 charge. We would build a steering arm out of 3/4" or 1" flat stock, weld it to the knuckle (pre-heat and post-heat since its cast) then we took the knuckle back to the machine shop and had them drill and tap for (3) 3/4" bolts.



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I havent seen any high steer in this thread.. Only standard cross over. Thats the easy one!
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I havent seen any high steer in this thread.. Only standard cross over. Thats the easy one!
Do it to both sides, then you have high steer.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:28 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You can get high steer arms and knuckles from Currie


See link http://www.currieenterprises.com/ces...t.aspx?id=2936
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Do it to both sides, then you have high steer.
My point exactly, didn't know I had to spell it out.
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hoser, just mill a flat into it and if it looks like there is enough material for a dana 44 high steer arm then put in the pattern or you'll have to make your own arms maybe.

and thanks for reminding me to get a kingpin axle when I redo the geo.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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hoser, just mill a flat into it and if it looks like there is enough material for a dana 44 high steer arm then put in the pattern or you'll have to make your own arms maybe.

and thanks for reminding me to get a kingpin axle when I redo the geo.


i would get a unit bearing balljoint axle any day over king ease of taking apart and cleanliness is way worth it. i had alot of trouble keeping bearings clean in my chevy 60
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i would get a unit bearing balljoint axle any day over king ease of taking apart and cleanliness is way worth it. i had alot of trouble keeping bearings clean in my chevy 60

it doesnt sound like the trade-offs are worth it considering you need $700 in knuckles to get high steer. that's a lot of wheel bearings!
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not really saying i have access to two different lathes and mills

and wheel bearings are 100 bucks
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just mill a flat into it and if it looks like there is enough material for a dana 44 high steer arm then put in the pattern or you'll have to make your own arms maybe
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it doesnt sound like the trade-offs are worth it considering you need $700 in knuckles to get high steer. that's a lot of wheel bearings!
Contradict much?

As already stated the unit bearings are stupid simple to work on & easy to keep clean on the trail.
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Contradict much?
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i would get a unit bearing balljoint axle any day over king ease of taking apart and cleanliness is way worth it. i had alot of trouble keeping bearings clean in my chevy 60
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I have tera 60 knuckles that use dodge 1 ton unit bearings.
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read much?
i dont get what your trying to say


first you say mill it flat its easy

then you say buy 700 dollar knuckle

then you say buy a chevy 60 its much more practical.



so is it easy or should i buy a chevy 60 which i wont do because i like the unit bearings
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i dont get what your trying to say


first you say mill it flat its easy

then you say buy 700 dollar knuckle

then you say buy a chevy 60 its much more practical.



so is it easy or should i buy a chevy 60 which i wont do because i like the unit bearings

you wouldnt get it, would you?

just stick to your unit bearing outers that you must to have because wheel bearings suck and live with the fact that you cant easily convert them to high steer.

because of the position that unit bearing knuckles put you in (bent over) I have decided to put a kingpin axle in it so I wont be in your situation where you have to spend $700 to get high steer as easily as with a king pin axle..... if you had just ignored the last part of my first reply you wouldnt have gotten so confused in the first place.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:35 PM   #19 (permalink)
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dont you have spider trax stuff. isnt that unit bearing
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