This builders kit can be cut to fit any vehicle (including a Jeep TJ, LJ, YJ, CJ or XJ) or front axle width and will require a hi-steer type knuckle on the passenger side.
This kit is made up of the best component parts you can buy for on-road OR off-road use!
This Heavy Duty kit will hold up to 37" tires and off-road / trail abuse..
Our kit includes:
(1) Thick wall 1-3/8" diameter x .188 wall Heat Treated CrMoly Tubing (for the tie rod).
(1) Thick wall 1-3/8" diameter x .188 wall DOM Tubing (for the drag link).
(4) Genuine FK brand Heavy Duty 7/8" shank CrMoly Heim rod ends.
(4) 7/8" Jam nuts.
(4) Left & Right hand threaded tube inserts (for easy adjustment without un-bolting one end).
(8) CNC Machined stainless steel safety washers (for the top and bottom of each rod end).
(4) Heavy Duty 5/8" Grade 8 bolts.
(8) 5/8" Washers.
(4) 5/8" Unitorque Nuts.
Why Heim rod ends? We prefer the heims over the standard or heavy duty "tapered style" tie rod ends because, over the years we have seen the taper on the tie rod end SPLIT too many steel knuckles out on the trail! This is the exact same steering set up we have used on our GenRight trail rigs for years, and it works great!
Cutting & Welding is required: This kit requires cutting the tubing to the correct length (tailoring it to your specific vehicle) and welding the threaded inserts onto the end of the Drag Link and Tie Rod.
This kit may also require pressing out the ball joints to remove them from the stock knuckles, so you'll need a ball joint press if you are a do-it-yourselfer.
This kit is offered in (2) sizes the 5/8" size kit is for the Dana 30 & 44's knuckles. If necessary, please order the larger 3/4" GenRight CrMo Hi-Steer Kit (STK-8750) for the larger Dana 60 knuckles.
To install this GenRight CrMo Hi-Steer Kit it will require you to drill out the taper on the knuckles and ptiman arm. It is not hard and can be done with a 5/8" diameter drill or reamer. Doing this allows you to flip the tie rod from the bottom of the knuckle to the top.
This kit requires moving the axle side trac bar mounting location to match the new higher drag link position!!!
Once Installed, you MUST cycle the front suspension and steering (in all possible direction combinations) to make sure the ball joints or heims DO NOT exceed their range of motion which would damage the steering components and could cause a failure resulting in a loss of steering control!
More questions? Call in to speak with one of our Jeep experts! 805-584-8635.