Trail-Gear Steering Systems

Fully Loaded Six Shooter Knuckle Kit

Trail-Gear 130052-1-K  |  Toyota Hilux

After years of development and testing, these knuckles and steering arms have set a new standard in Toyota knuckle strength and reliability. The Fully Loaded Six Shooter Kit totally eliminates the problem of broken steering knuckles and studs. The addition of two studs in each arm effectively prevents the steering arm from becoming loose or shearing off the studs under extreme loads. The knuckle housing was designed with thicker than stock material and larger gussets have been added around the outside of the knuckle for extra strength. Precision CNC machined, each set of knuckles and steering arms are inspected and tested for the highest quality of products that Trail-Gear can deliver.

Included in The Fully Loaded Six Shooter Kit is a special 6 hole shim pack for use between the top of the knuckle and the steering arm. Also included is a 1/2" coarse thread bolt to help remove the steering arms for knuckle service. To remove the steering arms, remove all 6 nuts, then install the bolt in the top of the arm. As the bolt is tightened, the steering arm is pulled up off the knuckle. Stock lower bearing plates and shims from your old knuckles are needed for knuckle assembly. A minimum of four additional steering arm studs are needed for installation. Trail-Gear think the Fully Loaded Six Shooter Kit is so bullet proof that they offer a lifetime warranty.

Kit Includes:

  • Knuckles (2)
  • Steering Arms (2)
  • Shims

Magnum Studs™

Trail-Gear 140171-1  |  suits Toyota

Trail-Gear Magnum knuckle studs are stronger then any other stock replacement Toyota knuckle stud on the market. These heavy-duty studs are manufactured to our specifications by world-renowned bolt manufacturer ARP (Automotive Race Products). Each stud is made from super tough, ARP 2000 material and is hardened to 220,000 PSI. Magnum studs are .250 (1/4”) longer than stock to accommodate all aftermarket steering arms. Each stud features an integrated 8mm hex head for easy removal with common tools you probably already carry in your tool bag. Don’t let knuckle stud failure ruin your day; get the best, Trail-Gear Magnum knuckle studs.

We recommend using Locktight on the lower threads when installing knuckle studs. Studs should be tightened to 20-25 ft-lbs in the knuckles. Stud nuts should be tightened to 80 - 100 ft-lbs.

Fits Hilux, LandCruiser 40, 60, and 75 series.

Knuckle Stud Hardware

Trail-Gear 140053-1 to 140056-1  |  suits Toyota

Factory Toyota knuckle hardware.

Fits Hilux, LandCruiser 40, 60, and 75 series.

Available Parts:

  • Knuckle Stud 140054-1
  • Knuckle Stud Nut 140055-1
  • Knuckle Stud Wave Washer 140056-1
  • Knuckle Stud Cone Washer 140053-1

Toyota High Steer Arms

Trail-Gear 130040-1-K  |  suits Toyota

Trail-Gear is the originator of forged high steer arms for Toyota Pickups and 4Runners. Each arm is pressure Forged from 8620 tool steel, these arms are incredibly strong. Because we make them in lots of 1,000 at a time we can offer these at a great low price!

All mounting surfaces are machined including the split washer surface and the tie rod tapered holes, ensuring correct and positive contact between parts, preventing knuckle studs and tie rod ends from coming loose. Arms are angle compensated so that the rod ends ride at the factory designed 90 degree angle.

Fits 1979 - 1985 Toyota pickup and 4Runner. Also fits 1979 and later Land Cruisers with spring over conversion. No questions asked, lifetime warranty.

Note; knuckle and steering arms sold separately.

Flat Pitman Arm

Trail-Gear 130020-1

Solid one piece design. Features FJ80 tapered hole. Extra strong and wide, one piece, forged design. Ideal for use with crossover steering. Flat arm, no drop. No questions asked, lifetime warranty.

Knuckle Pull Scale

Trail-Gear 170004

A pull scale is helpful in setting up the shims on a knuckle. By increasing the shims above and below the knuckle the knuckle becomes tighter. When installing new knuckle bearings we recommend checking the shims with a pull scale. Attach the pull scale on the steering arm with the tie rod / drag link removed and the felt on the back side of the knuckle not yet installed. The knuckle should not move until about 15 lbs of force is applied to the steering arm.

Rock-Ring Knuckle Felt Protectors

Trail-Gear 140051-1-K  |  suits Toyota

We have had a lot of people tell us they don't like the stock inner felt plates because they are so thin and are easily damaged in the rocks. Well check out this trick solution... super heavy duty rings made from 1/8" (.125) material. Stock covers are just .040 thick. That's over three times thicker than stock! These bolt on exactly like stock units. Sold as a set of 4 plates for doing both front knuckles. Fits 1979-1985 Toyota solid front axle.

Fits Hilux, LandCruiser 40, 60, and 75 series.

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Trail-Gear Warranty Policy

Snake Racing is an authorised Trail-Gear distributor. All Trail-Gear products purchased through Snake Racing carry a manufacture warranty against defects in material or workmanship by Trail-Gear. The Trail-Gear limited lifetime manufactures warranty applies to select products only, all other Trail-Gear products carry a 12 month manufactures warranty from the date of purchase.

All products must be returned to Snake Racing for processing of warranty claims. Return shipping costs to Snake Racing are the responsibility of the customer. All returned boxes must have the original invoice number clearly marked on the outside of the box or a copy of the invoice inside. All warranties apply only to the original purchaser. Please contact Snake Racing prior to returning any products.

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