Havn't mocked the tie rod yet. Why do you say it will hit? Does the d44 cover sit more forward than the d30? I was told not to use scout knuckles (which should have cleared) because the geometry was bad. Now I got a new problem, hahahaTierod will hit the diff cover unless you use offset tre or hiem
Yes, I will need a cut and turn if I drive on the road, but off road it should behave without a cut and turn?Scout axles have zero caster built into them. Works for a scout, but not a CJ. Gonna handle like a shopping cart unless you get 5-7 degrees negative caster. Most people either avoid Scout front axles or do a cut and turn on the inner c's. You can shim it, but then the pinion is pointed at the ground.
I don't know what this thing will end-up being, trailer queen or daily driver...I am just hoping it is not another of my famous failed projects.A Jeep you can't drive on the road is about as useless as ejection seats on a helicopter. Just kidding haha. Just wanted to be a wise guy. Oh ok, well I didn't know this is an offroad only rig. Yeah, then it doesn't matter about the caster.
Put up some pics of your seal dilemma so you can get some resolution.