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Crossover steering arm design??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by kickinasphalt383, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. kickinasphalt383

    kickinasphalt383 1/2 ton status

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    I plan on making my own crossover steering arm for my 60 and I don't know how far to drill the TRE hole away from the knuckle.

    Once I get all the pieces together on my truck (2wd box/pitman arm) I will be able to calculate where I need to drill the hole... so my question is from people that have made their own arms or have opinions on them, how far out is the most ideal position? I know the farther out I make it the more leverage I will have but with less turning radius. So what is everyone's opinion on a good length?

    Thanks
     
  2. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    I think most just drill it equal to the pitman length.
    if you find this to be incorrect please post your findings.
    also try a search as I recall a similar thead
     
  3. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I am doing the same thing and I am going to experiment a little, I want to have full steering capability without my tires rubbing on the springs.
    I think I might end up doing it a little shorter than the pitman arm to get more travel.
     

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