I've read lots about the crossover steering conversions everyone is doing, and they do seem to make sense. I've been in situations in snow coming over sharp rises where the front axle would drop away, the tires would turn despite a lack of steering wheel movement, and I'd go sliding off the trail. Took me a few times to realize to steer the opposite way like a madman and then correct when the weight fell back on to the axle. Anyway, on to my question. The factory steering setup pushes and pulls the axle (through the steering arm) front to back, which I believe is the strongest plane for a leaf spring suspension. Cross over steering pushes and pulls laterally, not as strong for these suspensions (I would imagine, especially at full droop). I know Ford Super Duty's have leaf spring fronts, and they use a link (I think it's called a Panhard) to laterally locate the axle under the truck, because of their essentially crossover steering system. Has anyone experienced any unwanted side effects from a lack of a panhard, or would it just cause the suspension to bind? Stephen, I put this post here because I believe you have more experience with different steering systems than just about anyone. Do I raise a valid point or am I just paranoid?