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Cross Over steering

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by buff_dog70, May 5, 2007.

  1. buff_dog70

    buff_dog70 1/2 ton status

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    I got both sides of a flat top knuckle off a old Dana 44. I going to send the right side (passenger side out to be machined) But should I do anything with the left side. One person suggested getting a matching set so I could raise the tie rod?? I think. The bar that sits down low in front of the axle. I current have a 6 inch lift. Do I purchase a custom right side steering arm, Make one? or use a part I can get out of a junk yard. Do I use a modified pitman arm or one I can get from the junkyard. I saw one article the guy used a Jeep pitman arm, not sure how to proceed.
     
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    the 3 stud 44/10bolt stuff is o.k. but i wouldnt my self add more than just crossover with anything biger than 35" tires on a 44/10bolt. plus the knuckles are much weeker than a 60.
     
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    i have a 6 inch lift and 35s and i'm putting crossover on mine. i just bought a 2wd steering box from autozone and 2 tie rod ends for a ONE TON and i am having the rest fabbed at a machine shop. right now i'm just doing cross over instead of crossover and highsteer, but i want the money for highsteer to get a new rear bumper instead, so high steer will wait.
     
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    croos over vs. high steer

    Cross over vs. high steer whats the difference
     
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    High steer moves the tie rod above the springs. Requires a different steering arm on both knuckles. Not really recommended on the 10bolts.

    Make sure that your knuckles have the tie rod mounting in the same direction. 10 bolts mount the tie rod from the bottom up and some D44 are top down mounting.

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    Here is a pic of high steer on a D60:
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    Why not recommended on 10 bolt and Dana 44, and why?
     
  7. 1977k5

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    It puts a lot of extra stress into the weakest part of an already weak knuckle.
     

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