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srichsolow 04-16-2013 10:15 AM

G1 lifted, need steering help
 
Ok guys I built a 10inch lift for my g1, running 26 inch tires. It drives ok with the steering extensions I made but they sure do flex a lot. So looking for some ideas on the steering please. Pictures would be great! Thanks guys

slonomo 04-16-2013 04:26 PM

Re: G1 lifted, need steering help
 
I think we'll need pics of "your" cart and the steering that you have setup now. 10 lift is alot, most of us don't run that kind of lift, so you'll have to show us what you are working with.

srichsolow 04-17-2013 06:07 AM

Re: G1 lifted, need steering help
 
1 Attachment(s)
Attachment 83609

If this is the correct picture you can see my steering extension on the spindle.

srichsolow 04-17-2013 06:10 AM

Re: G1 lifted, need steering help
 
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Attachment 83610

And here is the lift, still have to finish and paint. Thanks

abieex 04-17-2013 06:35 AM

Re: G1 lifted, need steering help
 
Wow, thats a ton of lift for a G1. My two biggest concerns would be the amount of flex that is possible on all of the components, I would be thinking of a way to stabilize and eliminate the possible twisting motion. My second guess is that because of the radical angle of the tie rods you will have a huge amount of bump steer. Most of us don't use this much lift on a G1 because no matter how much body lift you have only the tires get you more ground clearance. My lift is 5" and I'm running 22s easily and I don't know many who are running more than 6" and squeezing 23s. If you really want that much lift I personally would consider an ATV front end for safety sake. Just my opinion, check out Slonomo's build. Good luck :thumbup:

srichsolow 04-17-2013 06:42 AM

Re: G1 lifted, need steering help
 
The front end will have track bars running back to where I dropped the front mounts on the rear end. So I'm not all to worried about flex. And I already had the tires so I just built the lift to clear them, it's 24" to the floor board. But I know I can get the steering lined out, just seeing what everyone eles was doing, may set it up with a drag link and single tie rod. Or weld a strong back on the bottom of the spindle to help with the flex. Just looking around

1989Marathon 04-17-2013 06:52 PM

Re: G1 lifted, need steering help
 
Cut the steering arms off the bottom of the spindle housing and weld them to the top. Here is a pic of mine. That will get them 4" higher.
With riser plates that tall, you should box them in. Weld a piece between the 'rear-front plate' and the 'front-rear' plate. That will stabilize it better.

http://www.ddturner.com/steeringarm.jpg

srichsolow 04-17-2013 07:17 PM

Re: G1 lifted, need steering help
 
Ok thanks that looks like I will help a lot

Yama HA G1 07-07-2013 10:01 PM

Re: G1 lifted, need steering help
 
I recently did something similar to my g1. I didn't cut and weld though. All I did was swap sides with spindles and flip them upside down like yours. Only problem is the kingpins must go in upside down also. I drove it for a short time recently and it seemed to drive ok. Doe s anyone see a major issue with the kingpins being upside down (the bolt on top)


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