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Old 11-09-2001, 10:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Crossover steering

Those of you who have done crossover steering, have you gone with the Scout setup - with the drag link and tie rod both connecting to the arm on the passenger side knuckle (both above the arm?), or did you convert to the jeep (?) setup where the drag link connects to the tie rod? This seems weaker to me, but with my current setup (I have a springover, so both the tie rod and drag link bolt to the passenger side steering arm from below) I loose turning radius in one direction due to the drag link rod end hitting the tie rod. I've got a pair of '75 travelall knuckles stashed waiting for me to get around to doing the conversion.

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Old 11-09-2001, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Crossover steering

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Those of you who have done crossover steering, have you gone with the Scout setup - with the drag link and tie rod both connecting to the arm on the passenger side knuckle (both above the arm?), or did you convert to the jeep (?) setup where the drag link connects to the tie rod? This seems weaker to me, but with my current setup (I have a springover, so both the tie rod and drag link bolt to the passenger side steering arm from below) I loose turning radius in one direction due to the drag link rod end hitting the tie rod. I've got a pair of '75 travelall knuckles stashed waiting for me to get around to doing the conversion.

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Curt
I went cheap - just one steering arm on top and ran the draglink to the passenger knuckle (over the springs) and left the tie-rod in the stock location.

When it's time to move the tie-rod up, I want to run both rods straight to the knuckle - I think it'll be stronger - no holes or welded attachments on the tie-rod to create a weak point, just a nice straight piece of DOM.

Same with the draglink.

Just make sure you space the tie-rod and draglink attachments far enough apart to avoid the bind you currently have.
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Old 11-09-2001, 01:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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