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Crossover steering question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Tabb, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. Tabb

    Tabb ROLL TIDE! AGAIN! GMOTM Winner

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    I've heard that when going with crossover steering your should replace the steering box with the same era 2wd version. Is that really nessesary? whats the advantages or disadvantages?
     
  2. mrk5

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    You have to either replace the entire box or just the sector shaft. No advantage or disadvantage, just the way it has to be done.
     
  3. Avery4jc

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    y?

    -Avery
     
  4. 4X4HIGH

    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Because the pitman arm needs to be indexed differently and the 4WD pitman arm cannot be indexed differently but the 2WD can.
     
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    You need the same era box due to different style ps hose connections.
     
  6. Avery4jc

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    ok, I've always heard and just accepted this but never knew why...

    Thanks!

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  7. southernspeed

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    If your box is in good condition (little play and no leaks) just change the sector shaft. Easy job.
     

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