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Crossover draglink question.

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Derf00, Oct 11, 2002.

  1. Derf00

    Derf00 1/2 ton status

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    Just finished the install on my crossover steering for my 60. When I started to hook-up my draglink, I made sure the steering arm was centered on the steering box and the steering wheel was straight. With the rod ends screwed all the way in, and the jamb nuts up tight against the ends, the rod was still about 1" to long. I went ahead and turned the steering wheel until it would hook-up.

    Have I installed something wrong? is the link to long, or are the jamb nuts to big. The jamb nuts are almost 1/2" thick, it looks like smaller nuts might help, but it doesn't leave much room for adjustment.

    Any suggestions??
     
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    willyswanter 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    When I received mine it was too long by about 1/4" if I wanted the wheel straight. But to gain some adjustment I shortened mine about 1" total so I had about 3/8" of thread showing on each rod end. I figured with mine, since it's a not so common application, it was kind of tough to calculate the exact length since the truck was many states away. I'm still very happy with mine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I am getting ready to install a D60 with the crossover steering as well. Do you know if the drag link is going to interfere with the engine crossmember? The drag link I got from ORD is a 4" drop link. Also, I have a 6" lift and am wondering if there is a 6" drop link or does the 4" link work with the 6" lift as well.
     
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    fred,
    i ran into this same problem and when i talked to stephen he told me that they made the draglink a little longer than what you need. this way you can adjust it to what you truck needs. on mine i had to cut off 3/4 off each side to to make it work.
     
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    Not sure on the clearance on a blazer, but as far as the drop, I believe he will custom make them in any drop. Mine was custom made and it's around 5" if I remember correctly, maybe a little more.
     
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    Thanks Ric,

    That's what I figured, just needed a little reassurance. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    We thread them deep so you can cut them off if you need to. Better too long than too short in this case.
     
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    Thanks Stephen,

    The steering works great. The crossover set-up has moved to the top of my list for great mods for a lifted K5.

    For anyone worried about loosing the swaybar, I am running RS9000 w/adjustable incab remote. On the street just pump them up to max and off-road just air them down, it seems to work just fine, besides, lifted K5's wern't ment to be driven like sports cars. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    preach on brother...too long than short thats what its all about /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif sorry you left it wide open /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  10. MNorby

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    what happens when I put crossover on my 4" lift then upgrade to a 6" lift. Will it be too short then?
     
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    i think it would be ok..but only one way to find out...try it and see what happens...worst case have to order a new drag link...or you steering wheel a little off center
     
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    If the draglink doesn't work out with the ends you have, we have an end with a longer threaded section that would work out just fine for you.
     

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