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Any problem with tapering a Marlin steering arms from the bottom?

No problem go for it.
Big problem, dont do it, buy new arms.
Do it but up grade to 1-Ton Chevy TRE for full contact = More Money
 
 

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To flip or not to flip?
« on: Nov 06, 2009, 09:01:49 AM »
So Im working on a project for a friend and I'm running into a problem and I'd like your take on it. (Dont worry about the project, its not important)

So that he doesn't have to buy custom steering arms from 4x4 labs, I want to mount his Tie Rod on the bottom side of his High Steer Arms. To do that I have to re-taper the arm. I'd like to re-taper the existing rod end holes, but from the bottom up.
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Do you guys think this will be a problem with strength and reliablity?

Option #1 No problem go for it.
Option #2 Big problem, dont do it, buy new arms.
Option #3 Do it but up grade to 1-Ton Chevy TRE for full contact = More Money
« Last Edit: Nov 06, 2009, 07:37:48 PM by TacoRunner »
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Re: To flip or not to flip?
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2009, 10:56:34 AM »
Why not put a hiem joint on the end and drill the high steer arm all the way through?

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Re: To flip or not to flip?
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2009, 10:59:42 AM »
Ball joints last longer then Heims, when used in steering. Thats what I've been told atleast.
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Re: To flip or not to flip?
« Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2009, 12:05:29 PM »
is there any cone washers that might fit?  longshot i know...
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Re: To flip or not to flip?
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2009, 12:08:59 PM »
I have been wondering this myself as I want to do the same thing. Have not spoken with anyone that has done it.
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Re: To flip or not to flip?
« Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2009, 01:00:34 PM »
is there any cone washers that might fit?  longshot i know...

I like that idea, I dont think one exists but, they cant be that much to make. Cheaper then Chevy TRE's or new arms, thats for sure.

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Re: To flip or not to flip?
« Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2009, 01:10:28 PM »
I think its possible know anyone that has a lathe?  I've made similar parts on a lathe for suspension parts on a formula sae car.
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Re: To flip or not to flip?
« Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2009, 06:39:49 PM »
Why not put a hiem joint on the end and drill the high steer arm all the way through?

I did that modification this past year!  I like the heim joints compared to the TRE's. 

As for tapering the bottom side of the hole, as long as the tapers don't run into each other, I'd say you'd be fine!
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Re: To flip or not to flip?
« Reply #8 on: Nov 06, 2009, 07:35:37 PM »
As for tapering the bottom side of the hole, as long as the tapers don't run into each other, I'd say you'd be fine!

Ya, that was the idea at least. Re-taper the same hole from the bottom side.
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