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7/8" Heim Steering Kit

7/8" Heim Steering Kit

This is your not so basic steering setup that uses 7/8" heims with easier adjustment & much stronger tubing. The kit can be used with stock steering position on the knuckle or High Steer arms. The arms or knuckles would need a 3/4" bore. The adjustment is easier because we add Hex Head weld bungs so a crescent wrench is your adjustment tool, not a pipe wrench, which will scar the tube and if too deep, cause a major stress riser. Not to mention what it does to the paint... These are stronger than stock because we use 1.5" X .25" Wall DOM tubing and 7/8" Ruffstuff Heat Treated Chromoly heim joints.

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One of the unique things about this setup is the Safety Misalignment. We combine the misalignment you need with the Safety Washer you also need, eliminating a join point which is a potential stress riser and an obvious shear point.

We do not provide the 3/4" bolts you will need. You must determine the length you need and it will vary with the thickness of your High Steer arm & Pitman Arm.

We supply more DOM than you need because it is way too easy to make a mistake in your calculations and you can always cut tube, growing it back is the hard part!

This is a do it yourself style kit that requires welding by a competent person with the right equipment, don't skimp, do it right! You will need to check clearances with the steering at lock to see if you need to add any bends before you cut it down to clear diff covers, sway bar mounts, etc

Additional Products you may need to install this kit:

Click HERE for 90 degree steering stabilizer bracket

Click HERE for flat mount steering stabilizer bracket

Customer Reviews
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 15 Reviews
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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1985 Ford Ranger Dana 44 SAS
By Spencer Ramsey in OR on 5.11.2020
This was an awesome kit for my axle swap on my Ranger. This kit is BEEFY it is awesome and I couldn't be happier!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 One of the best upgrades I've done.
By Dylan in CA on 8.29.2019
When all the stock steering linkages were worn out on my Jeep I figured this would be a fun upgrade. They give you plenty of DOM tube to fit any need, and it's thick stuff! The heims are what you'd expect from Ruff Stuff, amazing finish and smooth operation. I've had this kit on for the better part of a year and drive my Jeep on the highway to Johnson Valley and up the 395,and haven't had a single issue.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Quality product and nice looking finish
By Alex Wickwar in CO on 8.21.2018
This steering kit provides the ultimate level of customization and durability. RuffStuff provides more than enough DOM tubing ensuring ease of fitment and installation. I've thoroughly abused it throughout CO and had no problems whatsoever. Highly recommend.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Excellent
By Christopher Segraves in AZ on 8.12.2018
Fantastic product. These things are STRONG and provide positive steering. Zero concern about bending steering links now.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Awesome quality and strength
By Seth sartore in WA on 2.21.2018
I have had this kit on my Jeep for 5 years and never had any fail or weakness. Heim joints are big and strong and amazing quality. Highly recommend!

4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Looks good.
By James Schell in OR on 12.15.2017
Looks like it will work. Disappointed it didn't ship as a complete set. Was hoping to put it on this weekend. Hope the last pieces show soon.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 So beefy!
By Eric McCollum in CO on 9.27.2016
Loving this very complete steering kit on my double sheared fj60 front axle swap under my 86 4runner. Don't really need to say much more than it's strong, comes with everything you need, and can be setup a few different ways depending on your particular knuckle/arm setup.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 top notch
By nick peix in CA on 8.1.2016
this kit is awesome!! some real beef in this stew.. the rod ends are high quality,not one of those crappy loose fitting junk "rod end". I could tell that the DOM tube end connectors are machined with pride.all the parts fit together perfectly as with all Ruffstuff parts. i knew when i ordered this kit i was going to be satisfied....but dang this stuff is rock solid!! HOMERUN ! out of the park on this one-

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Extraordinary safety and strength!
By Bolton Kelley in CA on 7.30.2016
I bought this for my Bronco and it is soo strong and reliable! It makes my Bronco soo dependable and safe! Rough Stuff makes a product I can work at home and really comprehend! I feel soo safe and smart with workable parts! Thanks Rough Stuff!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Extremely heavy duty
By Cori Andersen in FL on 2.22.2016
I called in when I ordered this kit and I couldn't be any happier with the customer service and the products. The first thing that came to mind when I got the kit in was... well If i ever break this i'm somewhere I shouldn't be. I will be buying the rest of my rig gear through RuffStuff

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pure strength
By George Bielinski in CO on 1.10.2016
This kit is exactly what I wanted, a complete kit that is and beefy. Heims should be way stronger than I'll ever need but I won't have to worry about it ever.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wished I had bought this kit for my other jeep
By Larry Taylor in GA on 4.14.2015
I tried a few different "home brew" steering setups on my old jeep before I got it right. This time I decided to get a high quality kit that doesn't break the bank account so I choose Ruff Stuff's 7/8 heim kit. This kit is working perfectly on the 05 super duty axle with hydro assist I have under the front of my 05 LJ.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Very Nice Heavy Duty Kit ;-)
By Carey Bojanowski in MI on 3.5.2015
I got my kit today and the misalignment package was not there. I called as soon as I noticed it was missing and Perfect Service!!!!!! They sent it out immediately (Priority Mail)... This is a Top Notch Company to purchase from and very nice quality components to boot.. Now I can't wait for my package to come so I can fab-up and install this kit.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 fantastic kit
By cody valitsky in NY on 7.30.2013
ruffstuff nailed it on this kit! i installed this kit on my early bronco D44 front axle. joints are good quality everything fit perfectly! they give you more than enough dom to get the job done. ive priced some other ones that were already made for the front axle and this one was much beefier and CHEAPER!

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 7/8
By Guy Nicassio in CA on 11.12.2011
I was kind of hesitant when I purchased this because I wasnt sure I really needed the 7/8 kit. When I received my order the first think that came to mind was, WOW! There is no way Im ever breaking or bending this steering system. Definitely recommend this to anyone building a rock crawler or running tires bigger than a 37s.

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Paul on -- Asked: Will the work on a 2005 F350? Thanks

Answered: It will but you will need to take additional steps. This kit uses a 3/4" bolt to attach to the knuckles, but on the 2005+ Ford dana 60 axles, the large end of the existing taper is 7/8". You would need to drill the knuckles and pitman arm out to 1" and then use 1" x .120" DOM to sleeve it back down to the 3/4" bolt size(welding the sleeve in place) Also, we would want to provide you with an extra inch or two of tubing for the tie rod, as the knuckles have a very wide mounting distance on these axles(about 61" long overall)
Eli on -- Asked: Would this kit fit on my 2008 jk Sahara with 37inch tires and is it just the tie rod or is it also the drag link

Answered: This kit includes enough material to make a drag link and tie rod. This mounts through your knuckles and pitman arm using 3/4" bolts, and on the JK usually requires bend in the tubing to clear the differential cover and track bar. This is a fabricate to fit steering kit.
Jeremiah B. on -- Asked: I'm running a Dana 30. Do i need a high steer knuckles. Can i use the stock knuckle?

Answered: You can use it without high steer knuckles, but you would need a small bend on each end of the tie rod for it to clear your differential cover and track bar mount on full turn. This is easiest to do with a hydraulic tube bender.
Matt on -- Asked: What is the overall width of the heims from mounting surface to mounting surface including the misalignment spacers?

Answered: The narrow spacers that come for the tie rod are 1 5/8" overall, while the standard spacers and safety spacers for the drag link come out to be 2" overall width.
tony on -- Asked: would this work for Dana 60 with high crossover steering

Answered: Yes. It is a DIY kit so you can cut and weld for your application. You will need to drill the knuckles and pitman arm out to run a 3/4" bolt.
chad on -- Asked: Are these joints greasable?

Answered: They are not. We recommend a product called Tri-Flow to lubricate the heims during installation.
Rick G. on -- Asked: Will they work with 2011 jeep jk Rubicon

Answered: You can make it work, but if you are mounting below the knuckle in the stock position, you would need a small bend on each side of the tie rod to clear the differential cover on full turn. Mounting the tie rod on top of the knuckle, you may be able to get away without adding a bend. Then the drag link has it's own mounting location on the passenger knuckle on the JK models. You would need to drill the existing taper out to 3/4" in the knuckles and pitman arm to run a straight 3/4" bolt with this particular steering kit. We do have a pre-assembled JK tie rod that runs offset GM 1 ton tie rod ends which allows you to get away with running a straight bar.
Matheu on -- Asked: Im building a one ton xj right now and was wondering if this would work with a 1992 ball joint Dana 60? Will the knuckles be wide enough to ream them out to 3/4?

Answered: Yes they should have plenty of material to drill out he knuckles
Chris on -- Asked: Will this kit work without an added high steer arm? I have a Rubicon d44 and was looking to mount it over the kknuckle

Answered: I would mount the drag link to the top of the knuckle and tie rod below the knuckle. Having both on top puts a lot more stress on the bolt and steering components. I would only run both on top if you have an experienced welder that can safely weld another bracket to the knuckle to box it in for a double sheer setup
Jason on -- Asked: Would this kit work on a 2005 dodge cummins 2500

Answered: It will work with your AAM axle, you may need to put bends in the tie rod to clear the differential cover.

5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 15 Reviews Read
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