I second that one. I just built an OTK setup identical to xj4rocks's and I'm into it for less than $300 and it's MUCH better than Rusty's kit. I don't mean to knock Rusty's stuff but I saw that kit the other day and it uses dinky TRE's. I guess they are identical in size to stock, no real upgrade other than improved angles.xj4rocks said:you can build a custom top of the knuckle setup on a d30 for much less than $490. $130+/- for links, the cost of 3/4 ton TRE's and a reamer $60 and you're all set.
I'm very happy with it so far. I had trouble clearing my wheels with 4.5" BS but after some clearancing with a grinder it's all good. I haven't raised the trackbar yet, I just used a YJ pitman arm the the angles came out perfect. It drives great and I haven't noticed any "dead spot" in the steering that people say they experience with the draglink mounted in front of the tierod.xj4rocks said:wes: how do you like the steering setup?
I recomend 1.5"x3/8" wall 1026 DOM for the tie-rod and 1.25"x5/16" wall for the drag link set up like that.xj4rocks said:1TONTJ - what size tube do you use for your links? and are you tapping an weld in insert or the tube? Just curious.
I think Bob covered this answer pretty well. The only things you have to be aware of is that you have to cut off the steering stabilizer mount and sway bar mounting tabs. You also have to grind the coil buckets down until they are flush with the coils to get complete lock to lock steering. I can't remember the measurements either but Bob is right, you can just contact Tim Fryer at Shakerbuilt and he has the measurements.xjpart2 said:hey bob/wes, i was looking for the post on NAXJA about all the OTK stuff you guys were talking a while back and its not there, do you have any measurements or info on the swap? a friend of mine is interested in it, and id like to keep it in word just as a refrence.
That would definitely be a stout setup but I don't know if you could get lock to lock steering back with a 1.5" tie rod. I was barely able to get it back with 1.25" DOM.1TONTJ said:
I recomend 1.5"x3/8" wall 1026 DOM for the tie-rod and 1.25"x5/16" wall for the drag link set up like that.
It is proffesionally machined - no welded ends.
I can also build you anythign custom, just send me the size and I can have it ready in as quick as same day shipping if neccesary.
Send me a PM with what you want, and I will give you a great price.