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Crossover and Zero rates?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Who's running crossover steering on their D60 and zero rates? I was just placing an order from ORD today and I got this crazy idea that I might want to move my axle forward so I ordered a set of zero rates. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Realizing that the steering arm is still going to be bolted to the knuckle, this is going to reduce clearance.

    Any issues with you guys?

    Can anybody give me a guess as to how long the passenger side u bolt will need to be? I know its 4" diameter, but with the 60 having a huge pumpkin, the superlift springs I have being thick, and the zero rates, can anyone give me an approximation so I can have the spring shop make me one?
     
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    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Realizing that the steering arm is still going to be bolted to the knuckle, this is going to reduce clearance.

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    I made a post about this with a D44 a few weeks ago and I couldn't really get a yes or no. I am just waiting till I bolt it up, and if it has clearance issues then I guess I'll buy a spacer.

    As for the U-bolt do you have an inch or more of threads left stickin out? If so you should be ok. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif If not just measure yours and add an inch /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Yeah I just found your post with a search but its for 44/10 bolt stuff.

    I'm installing my '60 this weekend as well as the zero rate so I need a new u bolt and I just want to make sure it's going to be long enough.

    I'm so exited about this weekend. Crossover and '60 are going in. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    works fine for me. Axle is forward an inch also,

    j
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Cool, that's pretty much why I ordered the zero rates, plus i'm a little ass-high.

    How long is your passenger side u bolt? Is 8" enough? Too long?
     
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    I have rancho 4" 5-leaf and homemade 0-rate. I had the U-bolts made 10" and could have easily done with 9".
     
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    I have 6" springs axle forward 1 1/2" with no issues.
    9 1/2" u-bolts.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Thanks so much guys, 9" it is. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    9/16 or 5/8 by 4" by 9" right?
     
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    Mine are home made (like most of my stuff) but it works out fine for me. My offset plates (zero-rates, whatever) are only 1/2 thick and offset 2", but I have no clearance issues.
     
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    It would be nice to see some before/after pics!!!Crossover is definatly on my list of things to do as well..... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifhp
     
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    I've got the camera charged, trust me. this is going to be an event. I've had this damn axle for 7 months now!!
     
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    Thats not that bad,ive had mine for 2 1/2 years and the rotors are collecting rust. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gifSHOW!!!SHOW!!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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