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Crossover, HERE I COME! Part#'s/Prices/Vendors listed for everyone

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Crossover, HERE I COME! Part#\'s/Prices/Vendors listed for everyone

    Finally got the money together to get my Crossover project started. Here's a breakdown on parts/prices/vendors. Hope this helps out anyone thinking of doing the same soon. I already have my own 2wd box to which I'm going to swap the shafts with my 4wd box. Here's the parts list...

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    Crossover Steering Components
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    Avalanche Engineering - 303-777-4820 9844 Titan Court Building 11 Littleton, CO 80125
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    Tube Adapters
    RTA18 - Shaft= 7/8" Thread= 18 -------- $12.25
    LTA18 - Shaft= 7/8" Thread= 18 -------- $12.25

    Jam Nuts
    TRJAM - Shaft= 7/8" Thread= 18 -------- $6.95
    TLJAM - Shaft= 7/8" Thread= 18 -------- $6.95

    High Angle Arm, Tie Rod End
    No Part # Yet ---- $98.00

    Knuckle Tapping
    $50.00

    5' of 1 1/2" DOM Tubing, 1/4" wall - $30.00


    Total from Avalanche = $216.40

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    Kragen Auto Parts
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    Tie Rod Ends
    ES2234R - TRW - $29.99 x 2 RockRod & Draglink
    ES2233L - TRW - $33.99 Draglink
    ES2010L - McQuay Norris - $39.99 RockRod

    Lower Ball Joint
    FA1014 - McQuay Norris - $15.99 x 2

    Upper Ball Joint
    FA659G - McQuay Norris - $19.99 x 2


    Total from Kragen = $205.92


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    RockStomper 303-833-1431
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    Rock Rod - $75.00




    Grand Total = $497.32





    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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  2. BurbinOR

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    Re: Crossover, HERE I COME! Part#\'s/Prices/Vendors listed for everyone

    No ORD components?

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com>www.blazzinor.rockcrawler.com</a>
     
  3. Waxer

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    Re: Crossover, HERE I COME! Part#\'s/Prices/Vendors listed for everyone

    Not this time around. Avalanche seemed to be cheaper with their items, a lot cheaper actually. I gave ORD all my business with the new suspension, but Avalanche gets me for the X-over.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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  4. KRAZIE87K5

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    Re: Crossover, HERE I COME! Part#\'s/Prices/Vendors listed for everyone

    Hmmm... I commend your exuberance (sp), but I bought all the stuff you are describing here COMPLETE from RockStomper for $475. $525 with shipping to my door.

    $497 isn't bad, but why go thru the extra hassle?

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  5. wayne

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    Re: Crossover, HERE I COME! Part#\'s/Prices/Vendors listed for everyone

    Ya and I think the complete kit from ORD is about the same price.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    Re: Crossover, HERE I COME! Part#\'s/Prices/Vendors listed for everyone

    man I would have sold you a whole 44 front with a locker and crossover with 4.10's cheaper than your crossover cost.

    I thought I was wrong once,
    but I was mistaken
     
  7. Waxer

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    Well lets compare prices shall we.

    Part--ORD--Rockstomper--Avalanche

    Steering arm $150 $100 $98

    Knuckle Work $70 $? $50

    Pitman Arm $70 $? $n/a (boneyard pitman price = $7.95)

    Drag Link $95 $? $95

    Rockstomper didn't have prices listed on their site for most of the stuff listed.

    Hassle? There is no hassle in fabricating your own draglink. I prefer to make my own parts whenever possible. It helps to know how to do things yourself when you're out on the trail and parts break. If you constantly depend on others then there you will sit not knowing how to get your rig going again. Ofcourse this goes for the people who actually take their rigs on trails.

    ORD makes very good parts, like I said I have ordered from them before. Yet they are not the ONLY company we have to buy from. I wanted to try out Avalanche because I have heard nothing but good things about them and their prices looked good.



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    1.25" .219"wall DOM is perfect for tapping for draglink or tie rod tubing

    what I dont get is why everyone uses the smaller tie rod ends for the draglink? why not use the origonal chev draglink #s?
    es2027l
    es2026r
    the taper is same but must be deeper to acount for the larger shaft
    on a cautionary note:
    I tried to use a Moog tie rod end for my draglink (I already had a McQuay Norris es2027l in my spare box) but the threads were cut incorrectly on the Moog part. over the length of the tap the Moog threads were out by a full thread. I ended up with a premium Spicer piece to replace it with. the Spicer stuff looks real nice.
     
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    Re: Crossover, HERE I COME! Part#\'s/Prices/Vendors listed for everyone

    I am in the middle of an Avalanche hi-steer cross-over set up as we speek and am using the 1-ton ends, I will be doing a review when I get it all set up.

    Steve

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    that is funny!
    Waxer is getting flack for not buying ORD from the 'fan club' on here and the site owner is doing the same thing.
     
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    My job is to test parts, that's what I do. [​IMG]

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    when you die can I have your job?
     
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    Steve, what's the difference between the Avalanche 'high steer crossover' you refer to in the post and the ORD 'standard' crossover?

    Thanks

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    The difference there is that the kit from Avalanche puts your tie rod above the leaf springs. So it is no longer exposed to damage by rocks.

    http://www.rockreadyk5.com
     
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    OK, thanks for the link, Waxer. Good pics.

    But with a Rock Rod (which I have) is this really necessary? Actually looks like if you compress the springs you will hit the tie rod............?

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    the high steer downside is the ackerman that is already terrible from the factory goes to extremely bad
     
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    When the springs compress, the axle itself rises along with it. So theres no way the tie rod will hit the springs. It all moves as one piece.

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    I still have lock to lock steering with the tie rod up top, when I'm all done I will compare the turning radius to see if anything changed and/if by how much, I wouldn't think it would effect ackerman enough to worry about.

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    With the High Steer can you still use the ORD passenger side steering arm? It would be nice to know before doing crossover wether to do both at the same time or if you can do the crossover and then do the high steer conversion.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    To use a passenger side arm with high steer it would need at least 2 holes (unless you want to "T" the drag link into the tie-rod) and the ORD has only one. Basically, I think the answer is no, it can't be used on the passenger side. However, it *might* work for the drivers.? Not sure though...

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