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Crossover steering systems

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dysphemism, Apr 26, 2003.

  1. dysphemism

    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    I hear a lot of names being thrown around. Is there a clear "best" or "best for the money" crossover kit available that people agree on? Or if not, can someone give me the names of some good systems and their approx. price? Thanks.
     
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    fourwheelerjeff 1/2 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    what axle; 44/10 bolt or 60 /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
  3. dysphemism

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    60, of course /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  4. ChevyCaGal

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    Check into Offroad Design, Rock Equipment, Rockstomper, Sky... these are who I was told to check into. Red Chevy Girl told me Trail tech builds crossover and he's right around Sac.... so another option to check into.
     
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    I did the searching for the best(beefiest) arm I could for the dollar for about a month! I saw arms ranging from $60 all the way up to $400!!!! There was a lot of fancy and and alot of practical! THe bottom line is that for about $100 which is the going rate for a arm, Sky manufacturing are the beefiest!!!!! I looked into ORD's like I do with the begining of any prodject, but $165 for something that doesn't allow high steering and is alot less beefy wasn't the way I wanted to go! Most of the arms you see on the market are just the arms and you're left having to find another cap and bolts to install the arm! Sky's caps are built right in and the the darn things are 2"+ thick!!!!! AS soon as I found these gems from another member on here, I snatched them up fast!!!!! They work great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just my $.02! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    <font color="green"> I researched like crazy for the beefiest parts and ended up with a Sky arm, Superlift 1104 pitman and Rockstomper drag link. Also went with the WTO hydro assist since the crossover puts way more stress on the frame then the regular style steering.</font>
     
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    stock ford pitman, sky arms, shane 74 tierod and sky draglink.

    cost for me /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    pitman =$free
    arms = $82 each(10 bolt)
    shane tierod = trading
    sky drag link =$100


    $260

    2wd box =$traded for it

    knuckle work (dana 44 knuckles)= traded for them
    machine work to knuckle = traded for it

    So I'm into mine for next to nothing.
    "being able to let the ford 57's do thier thing...priceless"

    -Jeremy
     
  8. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    personally, I'd get the steering arm from sky and the rest of da stuff from rockstomper. just my op....

    j
     

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