• To ALL forum users - As of late I have been getting quite a few private messages with questions about build ups here on the forum, or tech questions about your personal project. While I appreciate the interest, sending me a private message about these topics distracts from, and undermines the purpose of having a forum here. During the day I wear many hats as a small business owner-operator and I work tirelessly to provide the absolute best service possible to you, our valued customer. When I created this forum I rounded up some of the best minds I knew so that any tech question you might have could be asked and answered by either myself or one of my highly experienced moderators, this way the next time this same question is asked the answer can be easily found and utilized by the next IH enthusiast having the same question. This allows me the freedom to run the day to day operations of the business and minimize the impact to shipments and shop activities that these distractions can cause. It is of the up most importance for me to complete the daily tasks in order to best take care of you our customer, all the while providing you a forum to get the level advice and input you have come to expect and deserve from the premier IH shop in the country.

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    Jeff Ismail

Partsmike Hi Steer kit included in your SOA kit.

Just asking this question as I've been doing some research on steering set ups... well after I have mine installed from your kit . But besides that I'm still curious on this.

Why did you guys choose the Inverted T tie rod/ drag link set up rather than the Dual hole Cross over steering?

Just learning for the future as I may add ram assist and have read on Inverted T set ups that the ram can bind when the tie rod rolls due to the drag link.

Thanks for any info.


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Shorter arms! The longer 2 hole arms have a tendency to interfere with the shorter, arched leafsprings of a Scout II so that is the main reason why we go with the inverted Tee set up.

When performing hydro-assist, if the ram is angled in the slightest upward or downward position, it will have a tendency to try and twist the tierod when turning. Having the ram as parallel to the tierod as possible should eliminate that problem.