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I know it's a crazy mixed up country down here, but we can blame the English for making us drive on the left hand side of the road. Anyway, I have seen plenty of nice SOA steering arms for sale and was wonderin' if any were suitable for right hand drive SOA conversions. The regulators in Aus don't like welding on steering componenets BTW.

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A US-built double steering arm would not work for you because you need one made for our driver/your passenger side. The "hi-steer" style arms would work because they move the whole tie-rod assembly above the springs. Damn those regulators. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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i want one too!
live in bris, but im thinking of just BOLTING another arm on but upside down! ahhh should work! damn transport, dont even approve spring overs up here anymore! im gunna have to wing it! <IMG SRC="smilies/massey.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by LandCruisersKickAss:
<STRONG>i want one too!
live in bris, but im thinking of just BOLTING another arm on but upside down! ahhh should work! damn transport, dont even approve spring overs up here anymore! im gunna have to wing it! <IMG SRC="smilies/massey.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
The taper would be wrong.. Your tie rod ends would be nuts up. Well since you are upside down anyways it shouldnt matter <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0"> But seriously in an offroad type environment if a rock hit the nut when its how its supposed to be it would hit the threads but if it were upside down it could knock it off the arm. JMO <IMG SRC="smilies/jeep1.gif" border="0">
 

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Have a look at mine on my web page
If your going to "wing it"..... make sure you do it right. just because its not strictly legal doesn't mean you can settle for crap workmanship, which is just downright dangerous.
 

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Originally posted by Sundance:
<STRONG>Have a look at mine on my web page
If your going to "wing it"..... make sure you do it right. just because its not strictly legal doesn't mean you can settle for crap workmanship, which is just downright dangerous.</STRONG>
Thanks. I may be living in the west before Cristmas! That's where I'm from. It depends on how some job prospects pan out.

I don't think you can just turn the arms upside down, not only because of the tapers but because they have a lug that locates the pivot bearings in the knuckle.

Who makes the best high steer arms? I'm gonna do a search on Hy-steer cause I seem to remember the name from somewhere. Opinions please!!!

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Thanks. I may be living in the west before Cristmas! That's where I'm from. It depends on how some job prospects pan out.
cool, look me up when you get over here
and no you can't just bolt the arm on upside down, or bolt two arms together
 

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Originally posted by 2car:
<STRONG>Cheers Dude

Have you tried it? How is the rest of your rig set up?</STRONG>
No I havn't, but have been giving it some thought lately. I have a 4runner but it would be the same set up. I believe http://www.macquarie4x4.com.au do SOA arms. But these are just two arms bolted together with a spacer, I believe.

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Dude, wish i had your problems with the right hand drive and all...wanna ship me one??
 

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just run the drag link off the tie rod. use high steer arms but make your tierod up, I'll be using 1 ton chevy stuff this way, and may go RHD someday too, cause I want to be different <IMG SRC="smilies/rasta.gif" border="0"> but I want the factory dash stuff for my 88 xcab, I have a hook up down in OZ for this already too <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 
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