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crossover affected by lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    how is crossover steering affected by lift height? sounds like you need a minimum lift 4"? for crossover. given that what happens to handling-steering control when increasing lift to 6". using the same size tire say a 35". will everthing be the same? i know the actual spring lift will increase roll and etc. also what would change in the crossover setup just the draglink length or can that be adjusted with tie rod ends. also what would be the optimum lift with crossover if tire clearance wasn't an issue i know articulation is also an issue. this would be for a rig that would be both street and trail driven. thanks.
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Doesn't seem like going from 4" to 6" will make much difference in the draglink length. Take a measurement of the vertical spacing between the steering arm and the springplate below it, measure the length of the existing draglink and also measure the distance from the DS springplate to the steering arm on the passenger side.

    Throw a little Pythagorean theorem at it by increasing that first dimension (springplate to steering arm to simulate the 6" lift) and recalculate what the dragling length would end up being.

    My guess is that given the lengths involved, and a fairly minor change to the lift height, the difference is probably a number less than 1".... /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    folkenheath Worthless Trash Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I beleive I was told a while back the ORD draglink length increases 1" when going from 4" to 6" lift....
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    I beleive I was told a while back the ORD draglink length increases 1" when going from 4" to 6" lift....

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    that could be made up in TRE adjustment
     
  5. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    i will give that a shot thanks! any thoughts or experience on handling changes on crossover lift? when i went from a 4" lift to 7" spring with a standard draglink steering setup my truck was literally all over the road! /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     

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