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I have a Dana 44 front out of a '73 Chevy truck in my '77 CJ-5. I was wondering where is the cheapest and best place to get a Hi Steer arm for it just to put the drag link above the springs? Thanx for any advice...
 

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i got mine from PartsMike...
i found him to be the cheapest.. even cheaper than the local machine shop.. not sure what the price would be for one arm.. but i paid $229 delivered to the door for 2 arms... 6 washers & nuts.. and 6 studs..

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I got my arms from Parts Mike as well. I think they were $85 each.
 

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I was talking to Clifton at Avalanche Engineering and he said he was going to continue making the $65 arms since they are still so popular. But then I ordered from JP up there and he said I got one of the last $65 pass. side arms. Showed up at my door today.
 

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Check the thread on the General board and have a look at the Bob Roggy arm $85 and the best one I have ever seen. Wish I'd got one - will prob swap one day. Very nice
 

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are they made out of anything special? or is it just milled from mild steel?

I have most of hte stuff needed to make my own set, and read in ine of these recent posts that they are "hardened" or something, is that so?
 

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Most of them are mild steel. I am sure the expensive ones are not.
 

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why 6 holes?? I knmow three to mount to flat top axle but what about the other ones??
 

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Sorry if you guys got bad information. The Avalanche $65.00 arm will always be available. I was planning on discontinuing it, however it has been so popular we are definatly keeping it. The arms are munufactured in Denver, So call Denver if you need info. JP was refering to the last arm in our current inventory. Thanks alot for your interest. By the way our new high angle tie rod arms are done, and will accept the #ES2026R high angle tie rod, however this is of the $149.00 varity. If you have any questions please call me. Clifton <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep2.gif" border="0">
 

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make your own. its not hard and its super cheap
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Thanks all for all the help and info. Qbert how do you taper out the holes to accept the tie rod ends though and also to put it on the knuckle? Taper Drill Bit and how much are those things? I guess i'm gonna do some more checkin' around but, 85 from Parts Mike or Bob Roggy is not bad at all. Plus its nice stuff. Well anyway thanx again all for the help.
 

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CJ5, the reamer to make those holes costs damn near as much as one arm from parts Mike.

Hey Qbert, do you care to answer a few dumbass questions via Email?
 

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Originally posted by ozarkjeep:
<STRONG>CJ5, the reamer to make those holes costs damn near as much as one arm from parts Mike.

Hey Qbert, do you care to answer a few dumbass questions via Email?</STRONG>
Sure go ahead I don’t mind. Here to help. The holes I got for $10 at a machine shop and he also made the tapered busing lock washer. $3.93 for grade 15 bolts locks washer and nuts and $8 for the knuckle getting machined flat. It was never intended for that arm. Non flat top. You don’t have this problem. I had Ford 44’s which need to be machined. It was easy all I did was make the measurements templates and do the finishing touches whit an angle grinder. I have bent the tie rod two times already and the arm never even flinched. I got the idea from Water Dog. It was his Idea I just made some changes for my needs. Its beefy and locks great and I can say (yup I made that too). <IMG SRC="smilies/grinpimp.gif" border="0">
 
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