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2wd steering box questions

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudman83, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. mudman83

    mudman83 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Will a two wheel drive steering box work with front to back styeering? I need to change mine and know that someday I will want cross over, but have to keep the stock steering for now.
    Thanks,
    Kyle
     
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    nope you need the 4 wheel for now then you will have to swap to the 2 wheel gear.
     
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    mudman83 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Man that sucks. Thanks for the info though.
     
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    Why would it not. Just put the pitman arm 90deg off from where it is mounted for the crossover. It would move front to back just fine...
     
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    negative...the 2wd sector shaft and pitman are are keyed to only go on one way...
     
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    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    News to me since I just installed one a few weeks ago.
    The 4x4 shaft is keyed for one way. The 2x4 shaft is keyed every 90 deg.

    Or am I completly lost here?
     
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    mine was only keyed to go on one way.. I may be mistaken though b/c it has been like a year and I have def. been drunk and slept since then...


    Chris
     
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    I agree my 2wd box has four key-ways and a big nut on the bottom. The 4x4 has a flat spot on the shaft so it can only go on one way. At least all the boxes I have seen were this way.
     
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    Yep that is the way mine is too

    was just messing around with a two wheel drive box today and and it looks as if it should work just fine if you turn it 90*
     
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    I would assume that as long as you have the crossover pitman arm on the 2wd box then YES you could install it so that it will push/pull. The 2wd box's are clocked every 90*
     
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    What year and truck should I get one off of? Also Should I get the normal 2wd pitmann arm or do a need another one?
     
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    The year will depend on what type of fittings your lines use. Up until 1980 the lines had flare fittings then starting in mid 1980 they changed to O-ring style fittings. You will need a pitman arm from ORD for use with crossover steering then just install it so that it can push/pull.
     
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    OK thanks,
    Kyle
     

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