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Old 03-02-2007, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mild steering box carnage

A customer brought me a steering box and he said it was really tough to steer and sometimes it would lock up This is what I found...

hashed rack

busted balls

and my favorite, twisted splines



Just a little food for thought next time you cant steer in the mall parkinglot
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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definitely looks like the steering linkage took a pretty good impact at some point.
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definitely looks like the steering linkage took a pretty good impact at some point.
Guy bought the scout with that box on it. SOA with a home brew 'Z' link. I think the 'Z' would have died before the box.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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With the twisted splines, for a second there I thought it was a pic of my rear axle shafts.

Damn spiffy to see it on a steering box. Glad I have hydraulic cylinder assist.
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I think the 'Z' would have died before the box.
Depends on the design and the quality of build.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Depends on the design and the quality of build.
So quick to defend the precious 'Z' link... Your jumping to conclusions bill. I didn't post a pic of *his* link. If you could have seen his link, you would see why my comment was made.
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Wasn't really referring to his, just z-link designs in general.


I've seen a lot of bad ones...hence the bad reputation they get!!

Just pull up that scarey suspension site!!
90 bends, no matter how much gusseting, just is not right!

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So quick to defend the precious 'Z' link
I don't really think they are precious at all. Just an economical way to wheel where we want and when we want!!
Isn't that why we are in this game?
So I figure it's better to teach someone how to build one that works then to just say they are all crap!! "Go high steer or stay home!!"
I know I didn't have the extra $5-600 to go high steer with a family to feed.
and I sure didn't have the $1000+ for a D60!!
So we build what we can afford!! We all had to start somewhere!!

Can't wait to get back stateside so I can buy me some jack stands!
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So quick to defend the precious 'Z' link... Your jumping to conclusions bill. I didn't post a pic of *his* link. If you could have seen his link, you would see why my comment was made.
Well post a pic then. Was it like a fawkin McDonalds straw?
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I don't really think they are precious at all. Just an economical way to wheel where we want and when we want!!
Isn't that why we are in this game?
So I figure it's better to teach someone how to build one that works then to just say they are all crap!! "Go high steer or stay home!!"
I know I didn't have the extra $5-600 to go high steer with a family to feed.
and I sure didn't have the $1000+ for a D60!!
So we build what we can afford!! We all had to start somewhere!!
I agree with this 100%
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Well post a pic then. Was it like a fawkin McDonalds straw?
He saw the light and went high steer. He doesnt have the link anymore. This box has been on the shelf for quite a while. his current box is getting weird now too. Thats why he wanted me to rebuild this one.
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