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any one moved there steering box back?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    I am thinking of moving my steering box back, looks like 8-9 inches and just turning mt pitman arm around,

    I have cross-over now so I imagin this should work now?

    Also I started my double u-joint steering shaft so I think nothing is stoping me right? /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. 79Beast

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    Why...what would the benefit be?
     
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    Hmmm, I bet that truck will be very interesting to drive after that mod /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Are you talking behind axle steering style. The drag link will hit the engine x-member good if you move the box back, neat idea but a hell of a lot of work. The frame has to have similar dimples on it to support the load, and have the box mounted flat.
     
  5. Esteban86K5

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    Wouldn't the steering be backwards if you did that? You would turn your steering wheel left and the truck would turn right. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  6. supersize75

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    Sorry I just realized I didn't say anything about wanting to move the front axle forward, just thinking out loud, I am really just looking for some sollution to a permanent frame fix, as for the demples for where it mounts..I don't think haveing the steering a inch over will make a difference with using a double u-joint shaft.

    Also I want to move the rear axel forward, just need to figure out what coils have what spring rates /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif, or if it will be easier to just run 63's like most are sugusting..but then my departure angle is robbed. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

    I dunno just looking into ideas at this point, I started reading up on 4 links, anti squat and roll axis and I have a LOT of reading to do. I have gained a new respect for those who can build and design a suspenion that works!

    I am considering putting the truck down for a couple of monthes a doing a complete rebuild on it...again.

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