The hottest steering kit components yet!
Sky's Dana 60 king pin double shear arms coupled with the Reid racing steering knuckles, with key way interlock system.
Not that we have seen a 5 stud knuckle with a double shear 3/4 bolt fail, but where there is room to go the distance, we did!
This system uses 2 Sky's double shear spring less Dana 60 steering arms, 10 chrome moly studs, 2 3/4" grade 8 bolts, 2 Reid knuckles.
Both the arms and the knuckles are keyed for a steering system that will out last the rest of the axle!
This kit is designed for full hydraulic steering, though can be made to accept a traditional linkage steering by special order.
We believe after years of using Reid knuckles, combined with our A572 steering arms, this will be the last steering kit you will need to buy!
Some words on our steering arms!
Dana 60 Kingpin Axle Double Shear Hydraulic Steering Arms!
Springless kingpin preload design. Preload adjuster and king pin bushing wear plate included.
5 stud design to work with stock knuckles, Reid Racing knuckles as well as most other after market knuckles.
These arms will fit Reid Racing Ford Dana 60 knuckles, part # D6001F
They will not fit factory Ford knuckles!
Arms use tapered nuts to add resistance to side shear.
Arms are designed to directly line up with lower tie rod location allowing the installer to sand which the rod end joint between upper and lower bolt retaining points-thus creating a double shear.
To help clear wheel and tire combinations we have lowered the outer steering arm bolt hole and brought it closer to the tie rod position.
Arms can be used non double shear and have camber correction built to set arms flat with axle.
Made in USA-based out of Oregon!
Designed around an 8 inch stroke ram. Arms do require machining lower tie rod hole to desired size of rod end. Arms come with 3/4 pilot. Uses factory length studs.
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.