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Old 09-19-2010, 07:35 AM
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Thanks frisco. I will have to sit and relook at the front end. If i swap the spindles back to the opposite sides, the steering rod hit's the frame. I have already cut the frame to spring shackle to bring the frame up off the ground a couple of inches. thanks for the heads up and i will do some reading on the ackerman angle.

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If i swap the spindles back to the opposite sides, the steering rod hit's the frame.
You can modify the existing arms to clear. See the illustration below. Another alternative is to remove the existing steering arms and replace them with aftermarket dropped steering arms. They are available in 1 3/4" drop or 3 3/4" drop. The pictures below are from a Speedway Motors catalog for illustrative purpose. I believe Chassis Engineering manufactures a set of dropped steering arms that mount flatter and clear a dropped axle better than the ones I show below. Left click on the images for a larger view.
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That is awesome frisco, i will pull the front end apart and make the swap. Thanks a bunch for sharing those pictures, that makes it much easier for me to understand.

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Here are some additional pics. Two show the stock steering arm with a dropped axle and almost '0' clearance. The next two show the same axle with the Chassis Engineering steering arms. Lots of clearance.
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That is awesome. Hopefully i will be in the garage today and i will swap everything over and see how much room i will actually have.
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Alright, it took me allot of work, but i think i got the front end back together and sitting better then before. (i haven't swapped my spindles yet.) As you can see, the frame used to sit about 1/2" off of the ground, now it's up about 3".
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