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6" Lift and Drag Link

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BigTex, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. BigTex

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    6\" Lift and Drag Link

    For those of you with 6" lifts, how necessary is it to get an adjustable drag-link? Is the steering arm good enough, or should I go for both? I know not everyone has the adjustable drag-link with the 6" lift, so I wanted to see if I should spend the extra money or not. Can anyone out there help?

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    Re: 6

    Ive gota 6" lift and have a raised arm and dropped drag link.With the 2 I have very little bump steer.I think it was worth the money.

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    Re: 6\" Lift and Drag Link

    I am running 6" Super Lift Superrides springs in the front and am running just a 4" raised steering arm.. So far so good... My tie ord are new and my draglink isn't very old. I am running a rockrod with a stock steering stabilizer and get very little bump steer...

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  4. BigTex

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    Re: 6\" Lift and Drag Link

    Thanks, guys. Anyone else out there feel the extra dough for the drag link is justified?

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    Re: 6\" Lift and Drag Link

    I think you should go with the drop pitman arm and a raised steering arm and you angle on the drag link would be pretty flat, and its cheaper than the adjustable drag link. Although I did replace all steering components while I was at it but only because the previous owner never lubed them and where pretty tore up.
     
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    Re: 6\" Lift and Drag Link

    I went with the Superlift adjustable drag link and steering arm and I am happy I did. Of course, i got mine for cheaper since we carry Superlift, but if you want one, I can get you a price on it. Just email me at keith@autoaccessory.com
     
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    Re: 6\" Lift and Drag Link

    I currently have a drop pitman arm and a raised steering arm and the steering is ok. Have some bumpsteer, but hope to clear that up w/ some sway bar disconnects. I was told that the S or 2' drag links don't work well w/ a raised steering arm which is why i went w/ the pitman arm... not sure if it is truw or not cause have heard of plenty of guys w/ that setup.

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    Re: 6\" Lift and Drag Link

    I wouldn't use the drop drag link. I would only consider the steering arm and pitman arm. Right now I've got the steering arm and a 4". If I go bigger the pitman arm goes on. If I go bigger than that, crossover will be necessary.

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    Re: 6\" Lift and Drag Link

    Thanks, Mikey. I think that is what I'm going to go with.

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    Re: 6

    dropped drag link does absolutely nothing to alleviate bumpsteer. all it does is help the tie rod angles.
    i am wondering how many people know what bumpsteer is
     
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    Re: 6

    I had the raised arm with a 4" lift.Very little bump steer and a good turning radius.I put on new 6" front springs and my turning radius sucked and I had a bump steer problem.Got the dropped drag link and it helped both problems.And yes I do know what bump steer is.

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