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advantages of cross over steering

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by lasvegas, Aug 4, 2001.

  1. lasvegas

    lasvegas 1/2 ton status

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    I will sound naive, but what are the advantages of cross over steering? What is available for a D60? Thanks
     
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    No bumpsteer
    Tighter turning
    More stable steering

    Very available for D60 - post on the ORD forum. They have a kit in development.

    Dave

    If You Drink Don't Park, Accidents Cause People.

    91 K5 - in the process of 4" lift with D60/14FF plus LOTS of extras. ETF August 1.
     
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    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>What he said plus less turning effort. We did this on my dad's 81 when we converted it to 1 ton. Turns 38s very easily. All you need for a 60 is a 2WD box (check if its o-ring or flared), the passenger side steering arm, Superlift 4" drop pitman arm for a 79 F150 and an old tie rod to make a drag link out of. </font color=blue>
     
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    Disadvantage, you have to lose your sway bar and sometimes your engine crossmember requires modification or complete replacement.

    I'd like it but it's too much work for me to do right now. Maybe if I get a D60 I'll do it.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Another ignorant question coming up: What is Bumpsteer?

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.k5.rockcrawler.com>Click here to see my K5</a>
    *<font color=red>under construction</font color=red>*
     
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    It looks like I get to keep my swaybar!!!!! I will keep you posted - Mike at B&amp;T and Stephen have been talking I think.

    Dave

    If You Drink Don't Park, Accidents Cause People.

    91 K5 - in the process of 4" lift with D60/14FF plus LOTS of extras. ETF August 1.
     
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    Bump steer is when you hit a bump and it causes your steering to turn one way or another. I had a jeep that at times you would hit a bump and the bumpsteer was so bad that it would jerk me into another lane.

    Keep it simple!
     
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    I'd almost too ask, "what is bumpsteer" but I understand the geometry thing and I have experienced it with other trucks.

    I have a 4" lift and have never experienced it with this truck. We'll see what happens when I go bigger and correct the steering accordingly. One day I'll have crossover but that's when I get a D60.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    Another - Under extreme flexing situations the stock steering limits your range. With crossover you keep your full lock to lock capabilities.

    Dave

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    91 K5 - in the process of 4" lift with D60/14FF plus LOTS of extras. ETF August 1.
     
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    Which in mud you don't notice because any camber changes are temporary and quick.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     

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