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I wanted to know how much will i need to outboard my springs, also how will my steering work will I have to tape and drill holes onm top of the knuckles. can I do high steer or just crossover.
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It really depends on what you are wanting. I took a full-width chevy and narrowed the long side 4" and the short side 1.5". I run shafts that are cut and re-splined by Moser. The axle bolts right in and is 62" wide, I run it with my IFS rear axle and the difference is hardly noticeable. Also, I run full high steer. I will get pics and email them to you if you would like.
 

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I wanted to know about your stering because I would like to go with high steer, if you good give me some info on what parts I need and how much did it all cost. that would be great if you sent me some pictures, email me at [email protected]
 

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Outboard your springs? Does this mean you want to move your springs further out? If that is what you are getting at, I don't see why you would want to do that. You might increase stablity a little, but you will lose wheel travel. The further the springs are to the center of the vehicle, the more travel you will have. Keep springs in stock location, move your perch, and cut at least one side down.
 

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superrunner. you can't move the perch on most dana frontends. outboarding springs is a common mod for people who swap frontends into jeep's, toyota's, samurai's etc. it just depends on the frontend and wheather or not you decided to cut it down.
 

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Originally posted by high5:
<STRONG>superrunner. you can't move the perch on most dana frontends</STRONG>
really?? well then i guess my 44 was a manufacturing fluke <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0"> because my perches moved just fine <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">
 

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you can't move them inboard is why i'm saying. if you put lets say a chevy dana44 under a toy then you will have to move the springs unless you want the d/sided tire sticking way out. the pumpkin is in the way.
 

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OR... you can cut down the long side which effectively moves the short (diff) side perch in half the amount you cut off the long side. <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0">

Another OR... I think what DSI did was to grind down part of the webbing on the diff to move the perch in (and possibly moved it up too?), but you can only do that so far.
 

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Originally posted by ErikBeeb:
<STRONG>I think what DSI did was to grind down part of the webbing on the diff to move the perch in (and possibly moved it up too?), but you can only do that so far.</STRONG>
he he he, you can get 1 1/2 inches out of that <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I dont really want to cut down my 44 because then I will have to cut down my etra axels, plus it's not a daily driver so with isnt a isue.
 

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I dont really want to cut down my 44 because then I will have to cut down my etra axels, plus it's not a daily driver so with isnt a isue
then don't cut it down. i have seen pic's on this board of people who have outboarded thier springs so do a search and see what you can find.
 

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I didnt cut mine down, I made a spring perch hanger, I believe that the chevy perches are 3" wider so that a 1.5" on each side. Just remeber when you are outborading your bottom hanger that the frame goes in so you have to make sure that you are welding it on square. You will be sorry if you fuck up. You have to get a passanger side plat knuckle and have it tapped and studded, then have steering arms made, a drag link and a tie rod. I can show you some pics if you wan of my hy steer.

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Thats bullshit about loseing felx. I score a higher RTI score than I did beofre after I outboarded my springs. I think the axle weight helps out a little. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Ummm, Ryan you little shit. Why the hell don't you ask me. Yes, I have hysteer on my 44 and why the hell don't you go and look at Jimmys big truck with the 60's and see what he had to do with his truck and how he outboarded his springs. Jeez, all the answers are right in you hometown. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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hey miguel how much was your 44 and were is the best place to find them, does jimmy have any. I already sold my axels and am looking for a front 44, come into my work and talk to me I have a few questions
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Hey Ryan,
CALL ME 1-530-409-2527
 

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Originally posted by 4RunnerRyan:
<STRONG>I dont really want to cut down my 44 because then I will have to cut down my etra axels, plus it's not a daily driver so with isnt a isue.</STRONG>
You can cut it down to a width where you can use stock length axles from Pick-n-Pull and then not have to worry about cutting the shafts or spares. <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by ErikBeeb:
<STRONG>You can cut it down to a width where you can use stock length axles from Pick-n-Pull and then not have to worry about cutting the shafts or spares. <IMG SRC="smilies/idea.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
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Oops, thought that was a question. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

(Great info on your site, BTW <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">)

[ 09-07-2001: Message edited by: Xtreme ]
 
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