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Old 08-04-2001, 12:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well you said you used a steering setup like water dogs, right? well my question is, if i put a steering arm on the passenger side knuckle(stock bronco knuckle) will it hit the leaf spring or is it going to clear it? thanks
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Old 08-04-2001, 04:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No, let me clarify. The thing I used from Water Dog was the pitmen arm placement, that’s where the similarities end. I used the factory Ford tie rods and rod ends in the stock position. The Ford hard were is super stout and easily found at any parts store, its easy to align and I get a lifetime warranty on it. For the drag link from the box to the new pitmen arm I took the factory Jeep rod cut and sleeved it whit driveshaft chromealloy tube. Again I retained the Jeep rod ends for the same reasons. Heim Joints are not legal for road use on a steering system. I will post a pic its much easier to understand that way. Do you want pics of all the front suspension including shaft, plate and such? What can I do to help?
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Old 08-04-2001, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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And be specific. Another ting I’m out the Office this week so if I don’t reply immediately don’t freak out as soon as I read it I reply. To be safe CC my email account saxon9598@hotmail.com Dave.
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ok, if you could get me pics of your front suspension...spring perches, and steering set up. Do you rember the size u-joints you used? what size spring perches did you purchase....i emailed u this too...

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Old 08-04-2001, 07:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Crap... guess I am illegal! Doh!

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I used standard Jeep ones all around, most Bronco Yokes are the same size U joint yoke as the Jeep one, The rear I used a 9” yoke from a car I will tell you Monday what it was cant remember right now. But its also the same size U joint and its shorter by 1”, which is great cause….. that means I get an even longer drive shaft. The Pads and U bolts are Conn Ferr ones used for the Wagoneer (Again I can get you the part #’s Monday if you want them. the rear perch sits just a little ” over the axle on the 9” and levels out the Jeep Front and back.

Sorry Water dog. I found out that DOT does not allow the Use of Haim’s on steering components because they can pop out of the socket, and you know what can happen then. For racing applications they use a special crown-retaining bolt that prevents this from happening, but DOT hasn’t approved it. DOT SUKS!!! I also and this is the reason I did not use the Haim’s is that if you are in an accident and they notice the set up, you are going to be most likely the main contributor to the accident. And if the linkage breaks from the accident you are going to have a hard time proving that it was not the cause. Thank the insurance companies for that one.
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Old 08-05-2001, 01:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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<STRONG>I used standard Jeep ones all around, most Bronco Yokes are the same size U joint yoke as the Jeep one, The rear I used a 9” yoke from a car I will tell you Monday what it was cant remember right now. But its also the same size U joint and its shorter by 1”, which is great cause….. that means I get an even longer drive shaft. The Pads and U bolts are Conn Ferr ones used for the Wagoneer (Again I can get you the part #’s Monday if you want them. the rear perch sits just a little ” over the axle on the 9” and levels out the Jeep Front and back.

Sorry Water dog. I found out that DOT does not allow the Use of Haim’s on steering components because they can pop out of the socket, and you know what can happen then. For racing applications they use a special crown-retaining bolt that prevents this from happening, but DOT hasn’t approved it. DOT SUKS!!! I also and this is the reason I did not use the Haim’s is that if you are in an accident and they notice the set up, you are going to be most likely the main contributor to the accident. And if the linkage breaks from the accident you are going to have a hard time proving that it was not the cause. Thank the insurance companies for that one.</STRONG>

Definitely good points. You know...if I am in a accident with that rig...it is always going to be my fault... revolvers...SOA...steering w/heims.

Lady pulled in front of me yesterday..I was doing 40mph. Had to lock them up...was surprisingly steady! Last time I did that (in my CJ7 in high school...1988) I almost rolled from the loss of control. Anyway...all good reasons to drive ultra conservative, and also start looking for tie-rod ends <IMG SRC="smilies/wink.gif" border="0">

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Old 08-05-2001, 02:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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yes if you could please give my as many part numbers as possible, the more the better...also if you could tell me the car 9" to look for i would greatly appreciate it <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> But what yoke did you use in the front? the bronco one is way to big, will any dana 44 yoke work? thanks a bunch
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Old 08-06-2001, 01:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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OK firs the arm. This is the top.
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Front.
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this one is sideways from the front.
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From front top.
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these are the inside from the botom up.
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Old 08-06-2001, 01:25 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The Pitman Arm from the front.
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All from the front, Notice the space under the spring.
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The adjusting sleve, notice the spring pad.
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Old 08-06-2001, 01:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The 44 frome the side.
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The botom slip
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The top yoke notice the cut in the plate.
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See how straight the shafht is.
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Old 08-06-2001, 01:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Now the Pads.
This is the close one, it sits right on the Lip.
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pasenger side
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The 9
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the pad on the 9. notice the fill in.
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Old 08-06-2001, 01:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Now a litle bonus My Sway bar discos, I got this Idea from Brett's friend Matt out in Cali.
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The axle Tubes.
This is were the chunk was.
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choped of.
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The chunk.
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cut at this angle
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Old 08-06-2001, 02:14 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Now bear in mind these are 35's
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And excuse my spelling it’s Sunday. Actually Monday morning 2:47 AM and I’m drunk off my ass. <IMG SRC="smilies/blender.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/jester.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/beer.gif" border="0">
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well, i must have a different housing than you guys...if you look through the axle tube, you see that the radius ram mount is part of the housing...i cut into one of them and now there is a hole that goes into the housing?!?!?! this is really odd!!!
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Post a pic so we can suggest to you how to better screw it up. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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well i wish i could but do not have a digital camera...on that chunk you toke off, is it solid or hollow? my radius mounts are hollow and you can see the form of them in the axle tube...this sucks!!!

hey, what about your yokes??? what did you get the 9" off of? and 44?
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one more thing, what size springs are you using? thanks
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Yes they are hollow, only the first inch or so is welded to the tube, if you look at the pictures were the chunk is on the tire you notice that it is hollow. When you are cutting the chunks of it seems like they are part of the axle but when you grind it down you will notice the difference. I use 2 wide rear springs with a 4” lift to them. The Ford tubes are much wider than the Jeep ones this combined with the lift springs in an SOA configuration gives me 11 combined lift. And that’s with the weight of my winch and tire carrier. At what stage of the project are you?
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well this is my DD, i have 35's and a TPI 350, 700r-4, yadda yadda...next is the axles...

i have the 9" done and ready for installation, now i am working on the front axle. i have until monday to work on it, then i have surgary on my right lung, so i will not be able to do any work until like the middle or end of september.

hey what, yokes did you use? what did you get them off of?

thanks again
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if i stick a screw driver inside the axle tube, you can feel the shape of the radius mount, it looks like the axle tube stops and the radius mount part connects the tube and the knuckle...i don't know?!?
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<STRONG>if i stick a screw driver inside the axle tube, you can feel the shape of the radius mount, it looks like the axle tube stops and the radius mount part connects the tube and the knuckle...i don't know?!?</STRONG>
I Really need a Pic I'm not clear on what you got, doesn’t sound right. The U joints are the standard 1310 the 44 should already have this, Ford made 6 different yokes on the 9" 3 for the large and 3 for the small pinion you have to physically look for them, ford put different stuff on depending on when it was made and model. The one you want is the 1310 U joint one for the specific pinion you have. It’s the shortest one you can use on the 9”.
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