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52" springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ronnny, Dec 5, 2006.

  1. ronnny

    ronnny 1/2 ton status

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    If i wanted to run 52" springs in the front of my k-10 can I do this swap and keep the stock steering set up with a modification like drop steering arm or longer drag link (sorry if not right name for part) and wait till later to do a cross over steering set up. This way I can make two smaller projects out of this instead of one bigger one? Would it be easier to do a cross over steering with the 4" lift I have and then modify it when doing the spring swap? I am looking for a way to do this and not have this in a long project where I can not use the truck for a long period of time.
     
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    Dont do it. your front axle is gonna move forward 2" and it will make steering very crappy. you dont have to modify cross over to do a 52" spring swap so do it first the 52" swap later.
     
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    so if i do the cros over steering. then when later I do springs all that should need adjusted is the bar from the steering box to the knuckle to straighten the steering back up because of the axle moving forward?
     
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    Why would you want to go back to stock style springs after going to 52's?
     
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    read it agian... he means when the axle moves forward with crossover he'll need to re adjust the draglink... And yes thats all that needs to be done...
     
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    Sorry was not going to stock after 52's. Was saying if i do the crossover with the lift I have now. Then when I do 52s in the front I would just have to adjust for a little steering change then.

    Thanks for the link showing other threads on the spring swaps and draw backs. They are answering alot of my questions.

    The last k-10 I had ran 4" lift spring up front with no sway bar and a homemade shakle flip in the rear. It did good for what I used it for. My new truck I plan to take a few more places than the old one I had but will have to do more reading on the links from the thread you posted. I may just have to go with the same setup as I ran on my last truck to keep things simple for me.
     

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