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Old 02-05-2014, 02:43 PM   #1
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High Steer RIGHT HAND DRIVE.

Hey all, i know you all drive left hand drive wranglers but there is still quite a few of us that drive right hand drives.
Has anyone seen, used, or made a complete kit high steer kit for RIGHT HAND DRIVE. Seems that its easier to blood from a stone. I've been googling for the past few days and can find some bits but not all in one complete kit.
Have found a kit that has the 2 arms, being the main arm from the pitman arm to knuckle and also the long arm to link each side. But what i cant seem to find anyone that makes is the high steer knuckle kit for the right hand drives.

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Old 02-05-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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Your grammar and writing skills clearly indicate you are a smart educated guy. That said and no offense intended, why in the world would you want to go with a High Steer system which is nothing but headaches and bump steer?

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Thanks Jerry,
We've done this setup quite a few times on various 4wd's and had much success with it. Normally we would make the kits ourselves, in which I'm thinking I'm going to have to this time as well. We would normally use 4130 chromoly ultra heavy wall tubing with weld in bungs for extra strength. The making of the bars is the easy bit, its the mounting them onto the knuckles that is proving to be interesting on the TJ's.

For legality reason over here in Australia we are not allowed to drill out the taper in the knuckle or run a taper sleeve insert in the taper of the tie rod mounts. Therefore it needs to be something that is a bolt on item that does not modify the original mounts but merely adds to them.

As for the bump steer issues, as long as the angles of the main steer arm from the pitman arm is minimal and also matched to the trackbar angle then this will help to eliminate most bump steer issues.
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You have had good success with high-steer systems on other 4x4 vehicles but I definitely would advise against it with a TJ. The inverted-Y the TJ uses works extremely well and doesn't have the geometry issues of a High-Steer. It'd be nice if Currie made their Currect-Lync inverted-Y steering kit for RH drive TJs.

Crazy you can't even install tapered sleeves for tie rod inserts there.

Edit: Here's an old thread I remembered on Hi-Steer you may find useful... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/hi...lenges-800536/
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Yeah i can understand that the geometry angles that are on the TJ's are good and they do work, problem is they are like trying to steer with tooth picks. Next time your out and about in yours or with someone that has a standard TJ setup, get them to climb half way up a decent rock and turn the steering wheel at the same time. You will crap yourself at the amount of flex and bend in the standard TJ steering arms. Another good way is to setup a gopro filming the steering and go for a drive through some pretty good tracks and climbs then watch the movie.
The amount of flex is scary to see, this is why i'm trying to upgrade to a much stronger setup before i'm 100kms into the bush and get stuck with 2 front wheels looking at each other.
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maybe RHD V8 ZJ tie-rod w/ flip?
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Yeah i can understand that the geometry angles that are on the TJ's are good and they do work, problem is they are like trying to steer with tooth picks. Next time your out and about in yours or with someone that has a standard TJ setup, get them to climb half way up a decent rock and turn the steering wheel at the same time. You will crap yourself at the amount of flex and bend in the standard TJ steering arms. Another good way is to setup a gopro filming the steering and go for a drive through some pretty good tracks and climbs then watch the movie.
The amount of flex is scary to see, this is why i'm trying to upgrade to a much stronger setup before i'm 100kms into the bush and get stuck with 2 front wheels looking at each other.
True for the factory components but there are a number of significantly stronger upgrades that maintain the excellent factory inverted-Y geometry. For example, Currie's heavy duty Currectlync steering kit that includes a 1.25" solid alloy drag link and tie rod with beefed up tie rod ends. 200% (4X) stronger than stock and zero geometry issues. They unfortunately don't make that kit for RH drive but it just goes to show that you don't need Hi-Steer to dramatically beef up the steering.

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