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  5. Cross-Over-Steering-Kit-High-Angle.jpg.b3b2f6bffb34197e33fc8c5d74874ea5.jpgBarnes 4wd is proud to offer the best crossover steering kit on the market, complete with high quality 1 ton tie rod ends.  This kit is a huge upgrade over your stock steering, bigger tie rod ends, stronger 1.5"O.D. x 1/4" wall D.O.M..  All of the inserts in this kit have a machined hex, so all of your steering adjustments can be made with an open end wrench.

    About the tie rods:

    Standard tie rod ends:  The standard tie rod ends are a high quality heavy duty version of the GM 1 ton tie rod ends (part# ES2234L, ES2234R).  
    High angle tie rod end for the pitman arm:  Since the tie rod end at the pitman arm generally sees more misalignment than the rest of the steering system the high angle joint is usually the best here.  The taper on the high angle tie rod end is also larger but the same angle (7° or 1.5" per ft) so you may have to ream your pitman arm deeper to accommodate this tie rod end, we offer the reamer here. 

    Here are the parts that are included with each kit:

    2  1.5"O.D. x 1/4" Wall D.O.M. 54" Long 
    2 Right Hand Thread 7/8"-18 Hex Tube Inserts
    2 Left Hand Thread 7/8"-18 Hex Tube Inserts
    2 Right Hand Thread 7/8"-18 Jam Nuts
    2 Left Hand Thread 7/8"-18 Jam Nuts
    4 Tie Rod Ends


  6. Here is a recent "in memory" restoration we did to a nice Jeep YJ. This customer lost her husband a year prior. This was his hunting jeep that he took in the woods. It was beat up scratched, rusted, faded and everything else you wold expect out of a woods jeep. She wanted to put it back to pristine condition to preserve it and drive. So.......we began by media blasting the entire underside, acid treating the remaining rust, then doing a full POR15 Undercoat job on everything. The frame looks like you could eat off of it now. We then stripped the entire body down to bare metal and addressed every dent, rust bubble, ect. We primed and blocked it 3 times and put a factory PPG color and Clear back on it. She wanted to go back with the original style Sahara package stripes and logos like it came. We then went and refreshed her existing body plastic (bumpers and flares). Rather than getting new aftermarket, we cleaned, treated, and applied our spray on bedliner to them. It was a very tearful reveal day and we are happy to see this great Jeep every now and again locally driving down the road.











  7. Hey everyone, good to be here. Some of you may know us as we have done work for you in the past. For those that do not, My name is Richard, I own and operate Dark Forest Garage. We are a classic car restoration shop founded in 1978 located in Elliston VA. Though classic cars and trucks are our specialty, we also do several other things to pass the time and help our customers out. We will be making a few posts showing some of our stuff and hopefully giving you guys some ideas and tips for your rigs as well. To kick things off..........


    Here is a 1978 Ford Bronco we recently did a LOT of work to (body and paint). Though I doubt you will be seeing this on any trails, it sure turns heads. We are proud to say the owner has been taking this to many local shows and recently won 3rd. place overall and best in paint at a larger local show in Dublin. It was also featured on the cover and centerfold in Bronco Driver Magazine. Always a pleasure working on great vehicles like this and putting them back on the road where they belong.


    For more info on us or to see very cool classics, check us out on Facebook:




  8. drakan1908

    VA Off Road Swag

    I didn't know that there was any other color than black. Lol Sent from a van down by the river
  9. admin

    VA Off Road Swag

    So 1 for Stickers and Shirts, and possibly Hoodies. I know the last time we had them made, hoodies ran about $30 ea. But that's been awhile. Any color preferences?
  10. YJeXtreme

    My new addition - 1984 CJ7

    Recieved my new wheels... ordered Pro Comp Series 51, 15x8 with a 2.5” backspacing. Needed the shallow backspacing to clear my steering. As when I did the HD & High Steer setup, it moved tierods less than 1/4” from tires when aired up to 32lbs. I preferred new wheels over spacers as I will be using the OEM centercaps. I have 4 original caps & 1 original 15x7 wheel. Will make a jig from a piece of steel using the original wheel as a guide.
  11. YJeXtreme

    Raptor Liner

    Any updates? Curious to know how it turns out, and your thoughts on the product!
  12. YJeXtreme

    Checking in from Barboursville

    That's awesome! I miss wheeling Crozet, hate that it had to be shut down. Glad to have you on the site! Please share it around, as we're working to regrow!
  13. IWL BCNU

    Checking in from Barboursville

    Yes, I've known Tony approx. 25 years, wheeled at Crozet many times, know Chris and Heather. Used to wheel Devils Ditch a lot too. Here's the current street build:
  14. drakan1908

    VA Off Road Swag

    I'm down to one of the old t shirts . I'm interested in a new one. Need to see the price of a hoodie they can get pretty pricey. Definitely need some new stickers too. Sent from a van down by the river
  15. drakan1908

    Checking in from Barboursville

    Welcome to Va Off-road Sports Sent from a van down by the river
  16. YJeXtreme

    Checking in from Barboursville

    Welcome to VA Offroad Sports! That’s a killer EB! Dig the 79 too! Would love to see a build topic for both! I’d guess being in Barboursville, you know Tony M? I love his 68 EB. Ever wheel yours at Crozet?
  17. CLEARSHINE Roanoke


    About ClearShine: ClearShine is a small business comprised of several members with a broad range of professional detailing and automotive experience. As a result of these personal experiences, we are able to put a target on "the best detail products" and chase after that goal. Most of all, we understand that detailing is a "labor of love" that not everyone loves! Therefore, we aim to create innovative products that save you time working so you can spend more time enjoying! Veteran Owned! ClearShine Roanoke: For more details or a demo, contact Chris Childress, either via a private message to @CLEARSHINE Roanoke, or on Facebook @ ClearShine Roanoke. ClearShine manufactures products that reduce the "labor of love" required to keep your vehicles looking their best! All of our products are easy, affordable, and effective!
  18. I have been wheeling an Early Bronco for many years and have several. My son has a 79 he bought at 11.
  19. gr8dain

    Jeep CJ7 Heater Fan Upgrade

    I did in fact use the blower motor from a 73 Blazer V8 with AC. It was a right fit, but it cleared the battery tray. I was fully prepared to need to cut the hole bigger using a large hole saw and block of wood, but the PO had either already cut it or the glass tub came with a hole large enough. Either way, it was a quick install for me and works great.
  20. YJeXtreme

    Jeep CJ7 Heater Fan Upgrade

    Place-Holder Topic: 78-86 Jeep CJ and 87-90 Jeep Wrangler YJ Heater Blower Motor (Fan) Upgrade As anyone with a CJ knows, the heaters, while great, still leave a bit to be desired. Later model jeeps, such as 91+ YJ's have a better heater blower motor, that pump a great deal of air through the small interior of a Jeep, but the CJ's utilize a fairly small blower motor. A very common, and some-what decently documented upgrade since the 80's has been using a larger blower motor from GM/Chevy. In my research, most use one from a "1973 Blazer" Where discrepancies come in play are that many say to search for vehicles "with A/C" whereas others state to search for vehicles "with out A/C." This topic is meant to help guide anyone looking for pictures, details, tips and tricks in completing this mod.
  21. YJeXtreme

    VA Off Road Swag

    Who would be interested in some VA Off Road Sports Swag? A few years back we had T-shirts, Long Sleeve Shirts, and some Hoodies made... My sons have been begging for hoodies, and my 10yo has passed down his t-shirt to his 6yo brother. Pics below show original shirts, may update the logo though. I'm trying to gauge the interest before I float the funds for the shirts! I also have decals available in the Store.
  22. YJeXtreme

    Fun in the Snow

    Some fun in the field today...
  23. YJeXtreme

    My new addition - 1984 CJ7

    Any luck on checking on this Dain? I've been reading a few different people's accounts. Some have to clearance the battery tray, some do not. Could just be how good they were at getting the enlarged opening evenly opened up from center.
  24. Nice Bronco in your Cover photo! Would love to hear more about it! Feel free to post up in the forums!

  25. YJeXtreme

    Dec 2018 Updates

    Found that several forums were completely hidden from view. Even from the Admin level. Fixed this and reorganized to make navigation much simpler! If you come across any issues please notify us via the Support tab, Emailing admin@vaoffroadsports.com or from our Facebook Page.
  26. YJeXtreme

    Fun in the Snow

    When its a “dire necessity” to goto the grocery store... ol CJ hasn’t stretched it’s snow legs in 3 yrs or so!
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