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cross over steering question and idea

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by primerk5, Sep 7, 2001.

  1. primerk5

    primerk5 1/2 ton status

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    look at your 4x4 and awnser me this is it possible to take the tie rod in the front of your axel flip it so that the stock steering shock whole is at the passenger side take a second tie rod bend it to fit between that bolt hole and the 2wd steering box with a ford steering arm would this not be cheeper and would this work

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    You would think this would work...until you tryed it and bent the tie rod from steering effort. The hole where the stabilizer goes is prolly the weakest point, and with the angle of the steering rod coming down it would bend the tie rod in no time flat.

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    trusty pretty much spelled it out. I have some jeeper buddies that tried it and bent the ends. Also, you end up with a HUGE angle on the draglink which translates into really lousy steering. another problem with running the draglink into the tierod is the tierod will rock up and down every time you steer it and it give a little less tight feel to the steering. That's the really nice thing about running the crossover draglink into the arm on the knuckle, it is very direct and gives good tight steering.

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