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Cheap crossover for a 10b

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, May 29, 2006.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Does anyone know someone that has kits that are a bit cheaper? Wfo is 390. ord is 350 or so. Is there anyone else? thx
     
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    Do your own, I did. Only thing that I had to buy was the crossover arm itself. Find a mid 80s 4wd with a 3 peice tierod, they have the same threads as a draglink. Find a 78-79 Ford 1/2 ton and take the pitman arm. Don't forget flattop knuckles.
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    OK thx
     
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    A guy I used to work with made his own steering arm from 1" plate and paid a local machine shop to ream the hole for the TRE. He swapped on a 2wd box with a Jeep dropped pitman arm and used the stock drag link from a Jeep Cherokee. Not as beefy as some of the aftermarket stuff, but it was cheap.
     
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    if anyone has pics, links, writes ups for homemade corp 10 crossover, you will me nothing short of MY HERO! :bow:
     
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    sorry,

    im as cheap as the next guy, but steering?

    I put off cross over for as long as possable, and looked into doing my own, but factor in the time, and bs and then the possable failure.. not to mention running around town for the pitman arm, the tube, the tre's, the time to put it together bla bla bla

    if it sees the street or any abuse just save some headaches and wait till you can afford it


    I have purchased 2 cross over kits from trevor at WFO, and the time and effort he takes is awwwwwesome. 1 d60 kit and then a d44 kit. 1st kit he shipped the same day I ordered, second time he shipped it before my M.O. was even in his hand. Installing a nice set up and it going smooth is nice piece of mind.

    I cant say enough about his customer service

    -shawn
     
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    Sky is very reasonably priced for steering parts, and great quality as well. Like supersize said. This has been hashed out here in the past. It's your steering do it right $:D $
     
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    WHat is the website for sky? thx for the replys
     
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    cool thx
     
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    hmmm cheap and steering shouldnt be used in the same sentence... :haha:
     
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    I'll just buy a cheap raised steering arm for the time being... I've got the skinny pedal, who needs to turn anyway :D
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    yea,rootbreaker your right..........

    think i might go with sky or wfo thx
     
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    dude im all with ya on keeping stuff cheap... however steering and brakes are not the areas to cut corners..... :wink1:
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    once again you are right.
     
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    After 120 highway miles on my K5 this weekend I really want to put crossover on.... but have no desire to spend the money... but then again, I though about how much more it would cost if I ended up in a ditch or off the side of a hill cause of steering failure due to cutting the corners... I am in the boat with you, spend it now, forget about it later :D
     
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    What i dont get is a 60 crossover is cheaper then a 10b or at least that is how its working out for me.
     

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