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Crossover Draglink. 1,25 OD .120 Dom or .250 Dom?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JpEater, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. JpEater

    JpEater 1/2 ton status

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    I have a friend that is doing crossover on a K5 with a Dana 60 and he wants to use 1.25 OD Dom with .120 wall. I don't think that it is strong enough cause it is too thin. All I have ever seen for sale is .250 wall. I want you to help settle the debate so what do you think should be used. Oh yeah It is a 1 ton K5 on 40's. Thanks

    Trey
     
  2. Hossbaby50

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    .250 Dom
     
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    .120" wall is for rollcage bracing, grab handles etc etc.

    rene
     
  4. jekbrown

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    0.120 would probably work... especially if the guy doesn't have hydro assist (or full hydro!)... but 0.250 would be the smart choice.

    j
     
  5. redneckdude

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    Thanks for the thread trey...nice way to word it too. Like ive said, itll work for what i need for a few months...esp since the truck WILL NOT see dirt till prob after the new year and WILL be on 36x12.50s for a while. No, its not ideal, but it oughta work just fine for the time being. Its not like it can't be sleeved later on...
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    yeah, no offroad, no hydro, should be np. I have a stock D60 tie rod laying around here somewhere... it ain't no where near as strong as 1.25 x 0.120 tube...

    j
     
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    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    It also depends on if it is bent or not. Bent ones take a shear load along with a compressive force.
     
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    Yea I dont see a problem with it as long as its a straight draglink, hydro assist or not.
     
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    As with anything with our rigs, if you have a change to go beef-ier, then do it!.
     
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    umm... hydro would put LESS force on the draglink, no? In most peoples cases the run their rames to the tie rod so this would remove alot of stress from the draglink...
     
  11. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    good point, I was thinking about tie rods for some reason. That said, if they are both attached to the steering arm (by way of knuckle or not) if a ram is pushing it one way or the other, the force should still put pressure on the drag link... right?

    j
     
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    The only way i can think it would put more pressure on the draglink if the drag link was trying to move in the opposite direction (which cant happen in this situation) because both are moving in the same direction at the same time it should relieve pressure from the draglink. this is why hyrdo assist makes it easier to turn, if it pur more pressure on the draglink, then it would still be hard to turn because the box would have to overcome that force.
     
  13. shane74

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    Go with the .25 wall. There are reasons why you mainly see 0.25 and 0.50 wall tube used. .120 is too weak. Period.
     

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