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Crossover steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by GRIZZZ, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. GRIZZZ

    GRIZZZ Newbie

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    Hey,

    I was just wondering if the steering knuckles from a dana 44 and gm 10 bolt are interchangable without any problems. I was going to swap knuckles to make X-over steering.
     
  2. hunterguy86

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    They are the same.
     
  3. hunterguy86

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    You might have to swap spindles as well, but it just depends.
     
  4. thedrip

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    If he's reusing all the same parts, and just changing knuckles, theres no issues with spindles. the ONLY thing you run into is a difference in where the tie-rod attaches

    on 10bolt knuckles, the tie-rod attaches from the bottom of the steering arm, on flat tops, it's from above. If you're going to run a tie-rod in the stock location with flat top knuckles, it sits REAL close to the leaf springs. so close you have to put the tie-rod ends into the knuckles, then thread the center piece into them. No room to put the whole assembly in in one piece!
     

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