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Old 10-25-2019, 05:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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One ton steering assist

I have a HP Dana 60 with an artec high steer kit on my 95 ZJ. Stock steering box with a brace. Custom drag link and track bar. I noticed after my axle swap that my turning radius was horrible; much worse that i had experienced with previous one ton vehicles, so i started investigating. When i turn full lock passenger, there is still 3/4" gap between the stops on the knuckle and when i turn full lock passenger there is over 1" of gap between stops. I have heard of people shaving the stops down to increase turning radius, but for some reason i'm not even reaching the true max turning radius. I'm sure i'm overlooking something dumb, but its evading me right now so any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Your high steer kit probably relocated the drag link hole on your knuckle further away than it should be. I think you are running out of travel from your steering box. I think you need to google Ackerman angle or increase the throw(hole to hole distance) on your pitman arm.


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I had to run a longer pitman arm. And since it was a Toyota box and I needed a flat pitman arm I had to make one. Same arms as you.

Typically a good rule of thumb is center of kingpin to tie rod hole distance should be similar to length of your pitman arm. Search around this has been covered a bit.
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Your high steer kit probably relocated the drag link hole on your knuckle further away than it should be. I think you are running out of travel from your steering box. I think you need to google Ackerman angle or increase the throw(hole to hole distance) on your pitman arm.


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