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would think it would have to still effect bump steer, the worse angle gets on the drag link the worse the bump steer is.
you mean have the rod comin off the steering box at a steep angle, so everytime you hit a bump it jerks the wheel

the only reason i ask is my knuckles that i have arnt highsteer and i dunno if i should keep em or sell them to get flats..
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you mean have the rod comin off the steering box at a steep angle, so everytime you hit a bump it jerks the wheel

the only reason i ask is my knuckles that i have arnt highsteer and i dunno if i should keep em or sell them to get flats..

drag link is the rod coming off the steering box.. yes. use this flash thing..

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would think it would have to still effect bump steer, the worse angle gets on the drag link the worse the bump steer is.
That's a good point I hadn't thought about that. You want to keep your drag link as close to flat as possible. Also, if you have a panhard bar, you want to keep your panhard bar and your drag link as close to parallel as possible.
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That's a good point I hadn't thought about that. You want to keep your drag link as close to flat as possible. Also, if you have a panhard bar, you want to keep your panhard bar and your drag link as close to parallel as possible.
from my understanding it is not the actual bars its the lines from the mount points. thus why they bend the panhard/trac bar and not the drag link sometimes.
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from my understanding it is not the actual bars its the lines from the mount points. thus why they bend the panhard/trac bar and not the drag link sometimes.
It is the mounts location relevant to each other. The imaginary line they create is what is important. The arc that the axle makes through suspension travel has to be the same for the steering also, or else you will get bad bumpsteer.

And going coils has nothing to do with if you need high steer or not. Specially with the amount of lift you are putting in that thing your going to want high steer
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It is the mounts location relevant to each other. The imaginary line they create is what is important. The arc that the axle makes through suspension travel has to be the same for the steering also, or else you will get bad bumpsteer.

And going coils has nothing to do with if you need high steer or not. Specially with the amount of lift you are putting in that thing your going to want high steer

^^ that is what i was trying to say, but you said it much better.
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yeah I know that the angle that the bar comes into the mount at is what is supposed to be parallel. I just didn't do a good job with elaborating. That's also the reason people can get away with Z-links for steering too, right?
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yeah I know that the angle that the bar comes into the mount at is what is supposed to be parallel. I just didn't do a good job with elaborating. That's also the reason people can get away with Z-links for steering too, right?
to a point, Its frowned upon to have any bends in your steering links or panhard bar. This is mainly from a Strength stand point, because any time you create a bend, There is a much greater chance for it to continue bending when you dont want it to. A mild Z link would be ok, but if you get to crazy with it, it can be kinda dangerous.
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i got a PM from an unnamed member, thought i would post the reply here as well.

but this is my understanding of it....


look in the below picture. its not the best example but it will do.

see the too red lines? those are the imaginary lines he speaks of.

now see how they are almost parallel with each other? the closer they are to being parallel the better.

now obviously the trac bar isnt straight that is why you have to imagine the line.

now the green line is the tie rod, you want the drag link to be almost or as close as possible to parallel with the tie rod. high steer usually makes the lines closer to being parallel.

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drag link is the rod coming off the steering box.. yes. use this flash thing..
lol yea i knew that haha just drew a blank
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didnt get a thing done today.. damn 16hr work day..
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the fun game of waiting on parts... it sucks a big one
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1 ton steering is ordered. also EB lower coil mounts and reatainers are now ordered
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sweet.. i have to get new lowers also.. i have to start getn parts again period

where'd you pick yers up from?
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sweet.. i have to get new lowers also.. i have to start getn parts again period

where'd you pick yers up from?
bronco graveyard.. ordered say the 10th.. came in the mail today.. very fast in my opinion considering the 1 ton that i ordered the same day just got shipped today
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ahh thats what i figured. yeah thats not a bad shipping time. i havnt ordered anything from them but ive been looking at parts. good to deal with then?
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ahh thats what i figured. yeah thats not a bad shipping time. i havnt ordered anything from them but ive been looking at parts. good to deal with then?

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arms shipped today.. so ill see them sometime next week
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