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cross over steering question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by hoserr, Aug 27, 2001.

  1. hoserr

    hoserr Registered Member

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    hey amigos, i put cross over steering in the K5, got the modified steering arm an' the pitman arm from Off road designs, very cool, except. it turns farther to the right than to the left. i stuck up on jack stands to figure the problem, lengthed the drag link. wala. fixed. lock to lock smooth as a baby's rump. figuring it was fixed i put on the deck. the same problem i had before i adjusted the drag link. why?

    uh, think it'll fit?
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Did you have the steering wheel centered before you adjusted the drag link?

    I have seen where the adjustments were not correct due to the steering wheel not being centered and that made it 'off' and therefore caused the shorter turn to one side.

    Basically, the steering wheel needs to be centered with the pitman arm pointing straight forward. Only on the 2wd boxes. If you have the regular type draglink and steering, then the pitman arm needs to be pointing straight out to the driver side tire.

    Just make sure the pitman arm is pointing in the straight direction and the steering wheel is centered also.

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    Did you have the jackstands on the frame or the axle? If you had them on the frame then there might of been some suspension droop. It would be best to make the adjustments while the blazer is sitting on the ground. Might be worth looking into.

    Keep it simple!
     
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    What did your system cost from ORD?

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    Make sure the small limit travel bolts on the inside of the steering knuckles aren't bottoming out on one side before the other.
     
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    the steering wheel hasn't even been centered, but the pitman arm is centered the travel on the steering box. the pitman arm was pointing straight, parrell to the frame. if i point it to the tire the drag link won't function correctly.

    uh, think it'll fit?
     
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    had the jack stands on the axle. okay, i'll give it a shot, on the ground that is.

    uh, think it'll fit?
     
  8. hoserr

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    the cost from Off Road Designs was:
    80 bucks fer the pitman arm
    125 for the steering arm
    36 for the conical washers an studs
    shipping i don't recall,
    machine shop time, 4 dozen donuts, 2 cases of beer.

    uh, think it'll fit?
     
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    Which way does the pitman face with the steering wheel centered? It needs to point straight back with the wheel centered.

    Pete

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