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Just dedcided, cross over steering...

Old 04-30-2009, 10:41 AM
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Well, as some of you may know, I'm in the process of rebuilding the ENTIRE front end of my Jeep. I was planning on going back with all stock parts on the steering, but after pricing everything, I found that I can build a cross over set up for close to the same amount of money. That makes it a pretty darn easy decision!! Once I get all of the parts for the rebuild, I'll be posting all of it as I go, so stay tuned!!
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:09 AM
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Sounds good man. Ill definantly be paying attention to this one as im gonna be building one when i swap in my D44
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:20 AM
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I'll send you already built, if you send me a D44!! What a deal!!

J/K, I want a D44 very badly, but all in due time!!
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So I placed my order with Ballistic Fabrication today for all of the goodies for the cross over steering kit I'm gonna build.

Parts list:

8' of 1" ID 1.5" OD DOM tubing
2 sets of high misalignment spacers
2 sets of step down bushings
2 right hand thread hex tube adapters
2 left hand thread hex tube adapters
2 right hand thread jam nuts
2 left hand thread jam nuts
2 3/4" right hand thread jam nuts
2 3/4" left hand thread jam nuts
2 3/4" right hand thread rod ends
2 3/4" left hand thread rods ends

$198.00 + $33.00 for shipping
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Originally Posted by COSXJFAN View Post
So I placed my order with Ballistic Fabrication today for all of the goodies for the cross over steering kit I'm gonna build.

Parts list:

8' of 1" ID 1.5" OD DOM tubing
2 sets of high misalignment spacers
2 sets of step down bushings
2 right hand thread hex tube adapters
2 left hand thread hex tube adapters
2 right hand thread jam nuts
2 left hand thread jam nuts
2 3/4" right hand thread jam nuts
2 3/4" left hand thread jam nuts
2 3/4" right hand thread rod ends
2 3/4" left hand thread rods ends

$198.00 + $33.00 for shipping
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just kidding!!! sounds awesome your giving me ideas!!
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You better also put this in a write up you know where....
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I expect a full writeup myself. Only thing I'd have to do different maybe is not use the tube adablters and just tap the tubing and such since i can't weld. Plus I don't know anyone around that can atm..
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Originally Posted by COSXJFAN View Post
I'll send you already built, if you send me a D44!! What a deal!!

J/K, I want a D44 very badly, but all in due time!!

No thanks haha. Ive actually already got crossover steering on mine but im goin full width on my D44/9 inch combo so im gonna have to build a new setup


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No thanks haha. Ive actually already got crossover steering on mine but im goin full width on my D44/9 inch combo so im gonna have to build a new setup


Is that the Rugged Ridge setup?
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Is that the Rugged Ridge setup?

Yup sure is. Couldnt be happier with it.
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I ran that setup on my ZJ. Was real happy with it other than I was lifted to high for the steering's limits..
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:15 PM
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You better also put this in a write up you know where....
Will do!!

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I expect a full writeup myself. Only thing I'd have to do different maybe is not use the tube adablters and just tap the tubing and such since i can't weld. Plus I don't know anyone around that can atm..
I didn't have access to all of the taps, and a 3/4" reverse thread tap is not cheap!! It made it a pretty easy decision for me!! I like the fact that I got the hex tube adapters, that way I can get a wrench on there, instead of boogering it all up with a pipe wrench. With .250" D.O.M. tubing, and a couple of rosette welds in addition to the full weld at the base of the tube adapters, it should be plenty stout when complete!!
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I didn't have access to all of the taps, and a 3/4" reverse thread tap is not cheap!! It made it a pretty easy decision for me!! I like the fact that I got the hex tube adapters, that way I can get a wrench on there, instead of boogering it all up with a pipe wrench. With .250" D.O.M. tubing, and a couple of rosette welds in addition to the full weld at the base of the tube adapters, it should be plenty stout when complete!!
Bring that welder next time you come to Oklahoma and you can weld mine up..
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I guess I need to get one of my own huh?? I really want one, and could prolly make a litlle cabbage on the side, but I just flat don't have a place to put one!! I've already done the math, and for less than 5K in tools, I could have a *****in shop, that I could do almost anything in!! That's really not that much in the grand scheme of things!! OK, so anyone got 5K burnin a hole in their pocket.....anyone??
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I guess I need to get one of my own huh?? I really want one, and could prolly make a litlle cabbage on the side, but I just flat don't have a place to put one!! I've already done the math, and for less than 5K in tools, I could have a *****in shop, that I could do almost anything in!! That's really not that much in the grand scheme of things!! OK, so anyone got 5K burnin a hole in their pocket.....anyone??
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