Steering arm double shear

richard cretsinger

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For our new class 8 I will be building the steering soon and was thinking of double shearing the stearing arm. I bought my box from Howe and they sent me a new steering arm. Im not sure what kind of rod to use on this piece. Im pretty sure its cast steel but could be wrong. With cast steel, ive always used Stainless 310 rod. Not sure if this is what i need. Or is it even necessary to double shear the arm? It will be moving cross over steering with Ibeams. Also running 37" tires.
I never had a problem on our Ranger with 35" tires with just a single shear arm.

Any help would be great. Thanks.

Crap, just noticed, this maybe should have been in a different section.
 

Zambo

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You can buy a ready to weld donut from Tommy Lee if you don't want to deal with shaping and welding a forged piece. That's what I did.
 

loufish

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Here's one I custom made for a street truck with a major steering change. Welded with Super Missle Weld....
 

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