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Crossover Steering...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by TXsizeK5, Nov 22, 2001.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    Easy mod? What are advantages and disadvantages?
    Is it for flex? Its the diagonal tie rod lookin thing right? (for lack of a better description)
    Thanks

    6in 87' K5 w/ 35" BFG muds.
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  2. mudddog91

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    Yes easy mod if you can manufacture parts and have acess to the tooling to do it! Its worth the time and effort though! If you are gonna do a crossover setup and youve got a dana 60 you should also do the hy-steer mod and hydrauilic ram assist for the best effect!
     
  3. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    Check out this x-over steering articles on this site.
    http://coloradok5.com/ordcrossover.shtml


    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by BadDog on 11/22/01 03:13 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  4. michaelm

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    I am in the midst of that mod.
    I didnt buy the ORD arm but I would recommend it highly.
    the angle they cut into the arm to compensate for steering axis inclination is a 'must have' feature.
    also the 1/2"-20 studs for the d60 are very hard to find.
    Moser sells some p#8070 for 3" long 1/2"-20 all thread wheel studs that would be perfect

    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 77chev on 11/22/01 04:16 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  5. Grim-Reaper

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    Well everybody necglected the reason. With the short drag link when you get the suspension flexed out you can't steer. this fixes it so you can still steer at full flex.

    Women dig dents and flat paint!
    coloradok5.com/gallery/Grim
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    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    The articles I pointed out describe the reasons/benefits in detail. I've just grown weary of typing it again and again.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     

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