***NOTE: Steering kits are built to order and take up to 5 business days to build. This does not include weekends and other lead times noted on the web site.***
For the ultimate in strength and clearance our Dana 60 Full High Steer Kit combines our billet steel steering arms with our heavy wall DOM tie rod and drag link utilizing our heavy duty GM style tie rod ends. These ends have a much larger ball and socket than the ES2010 ends you get from the parts store .This allows greater deflection for more articulation. They also have a 3” long threaded shank which allows for greater adjustability and more thread engagement. Since we thread DOM rather than using bungs our steering linkage takes advantage of the longer threaded end. Finally jam nuts are much stronger than the weak factory clamp style adjusters that split the end right where the tie rod end engages. Works with all king pin Dana 60 axles.
- 1 – Billet Steel Driver Side Steering Arm
- 1 – Billet Steel Passenger Side Steering Arm
- 2 - Grease Zerks
- 8 - 1/2" Chromoly Steering Arm Studs
- 8 - 1/2" Tapered Nuts
- 1 - 1.25” 0.250” Wall DOM Tie Rod
- 1 - 1.25” 0.250” Wall DOM Draglink
- 2 - Left Hand Thread 7/8" HD GM Tie Rod Ends
- 2 - Left Hand Thread 7/8" Jam Nuts
- 2 - Right Hand Thread 7/8" HD GM Tie Rod Ends
- 2 - Right Hand Thread 7/8" Jam Nuts
- 1 - Pitman Arm
- Springless option also includes 2 adjusters with jam nut and 2 preload washers
High steer kit Fitment: READ BEFORE ORDERING
-Steering Links are trimmable! Up to an inch on each side can be trimmed and still have full thread depth.
-These kits are made to fit a range of lifts, so if you are at the lower end of that, expect to trim the drag link.
67-87 Chevy/GMC: Will need to switch steering box's to a 2wd box in order to install crossover steering.
We form the drag link to clear the cross member under the engine. (The formed end will be closest to the pit man arm.)
The frames usually crack between the steering box mount holes. We offer our Chevy/GMC Steering Box Brace Kit to fix and prevent this. Brace fits 73-87 factory solid axle truck / SUV frame.
You will lose the ability to run the factory style sway bar, we recommend either delete it or run an aftermarket sway bar such as the Currie Anti Rock or similar.
88-2010 Some GMC/Chevy steering box's use a 3 relief pit man arm, these will need to be swapped to a 4 relief sector shaft or swap the entire box.
78-79 F-250 / F-350 will require re-indexing the pitman arm 90 degrees. Orienting it from front to back instead of side to side.
78-79 Ford F-150 simply requires installing new pitman arm in stock configuration.
80-97 F-150 / F-250 / F-350 / Bronco with 85-91 Ford Kingpin Dana 60 4-6” lift will require some serious modification to engine crossmember for clearance.
If you’re looking for high steer for your Ball joint style 92-97 Ford Dana 60 or 99-04 Ford Super Duty Dana 50/60 It is available in our 92-20 Ball Joint Dana 60 Steering section.
Dodge trucks require relocating the steering box to 2wd location. Simply remove the factory plate under the steering box and reinstall the steering box. You will need the 2wd steering shaft or a Borgeson shaft. On some Dodge trucks when converting to full high steer we have found it necessary to trim and reform the engine cradle on lower lift heights. We make a formed bar to clear the engine crossmember. You will lose the ability to run the factory style sway bar, we recommend either delete it or run an aftermarket sway bar such as the Currie Anti Rock or similar.
We can also custom build a kit to fit almost any axle and vehicle combo (for example Jeep YJ Wrangler with a Chevy Dana 60). By machining the Jeep pitman arm to accept a GM tie rod end we can make a custom drag link length, and bingo you have a Dana 60 Jeep YJ Crossover kit.
- Custom kits will require measurements from you to ensure correct fitment.
- To calculate your bar length, we take an eye to eye measurement and subtract 4"
Setting kingpin preload:
Jack up the bottom of the knuckle until its snug, but not lifting the axle, pull the cap, spring, plastic bushing, install the bronze (or leave the plastic one in if you don't have bronze) clean the mating surface of the knuckle up and install studs, set the preload washer on top of the bushing, install the arm on the studs. Thread the set screw into the arm until it seats on the Preload Washer. Now torque it to 15-20 ft-lbs. Drop the jack, adjust it from there.
**Note** 20 ft-lbs was the torque we needed to preload the kingpin to equal that supplied by the stock
spring. Use this number as a starting point. With the steering links disconnected from the knuckle, turn
it from lock to lock with your hands. If the knuckle has any vertical play, torque the set screw more. If
the knuckle is too stiff (use the other side to compare), back the setscrew off in 1/4 turn increments until
you get a desired kingpin preload.
Now Secure the Set Screw in place using the large nut.
Steering Arm Info:
Our steering arms are CNC machined out of ASTM A572 Grade 50 steel. We previously have used 1018 steel, but switched to a more rigid material (A572). Grade 50 is a very strong low allow steel that fulfills our exceptionally high strength requirements, and is particularly strong for applications in which it is riveted or bolted. ASTM A572 Grade 50 is considered a "workhorse" grade and is widely used in many applications. Steel mills produce channel and heavy beams with Grade 50. It is commonly used in structural applications, heavy construction equipment, building structures, heavy duty anchoring systems, boom sections, structural steel shapes, and applications that require high strength per weight ratio. This higher quality material is the reason our arms cost more than some of other companies. You get what you pay for.
*Tensile strength: 65,000 psi
*Yield strength: 50,000 psi