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crossover with 52" springs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Stoner42, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Stoner42

    Stoner42 Registered Member

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    Do you have to run crossover steering with the 52" front spring swap or will the stock steering system work with mods?
     
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    74 chev 1/2 ton status

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    you need crossover. you wont be able to turn without it 52's have too much travel.
     
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    also 52" installation moves the front axle forward, the drag link on conventional steering would become too short for use.
     
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    Crossover's pretty much mandatory with a 52" swap due to the insane flex and the axle moving forward.
     
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    how far forward do you guys think you could move a D 60 from the stock location before cross over will interfere with the high steer tie rod? with my axle in stock location it is already close
     
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    My rig has 52's and a zero rate to make the axle movement about 4" forward. It would definetly be a problem w/ Histeer and xover... I run the reverse histeer from WFO that puts the tierod behind the axle and over the springs. Works great. I am gonna sell all my stuff in about 2 months :crazy: if you wanna save a few bucks over buying it new!
     
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    What stuff and how much? This is exactly where I was headed, only I had planned on having arms machined here in town. I didn't know WFO made them, and had been told by the owner of another three initial chevy specialty parts vendor that it could not be done, so I was on a mission to prove that wrong. However, if someone else has already done the proving, I'd be happy to just pay for their research.
     
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    The WFO stuff is what I have... all of it... Email me so we dont' have to discuss anything here on the board. poohbair692000@yahoo.com
     
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    So can you not run x over and high steer with Rednceck assist with 52's?
     
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    Yes you can but the max you can move it and not have DL to tierod interference is the 2" that you get from the 52s. If you move it farther forward with a zero rate then you can run into problems

    Ira
     
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    I can concur, I have mine about 1.5" foreward and I get a slight rubbing when flexed. Nothing bad, just took a little red paint off my new tirerod.
     
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    I have been hearing that 56" and 52" move the axle forward the same amount with the long end mounted in front on the 56".

    So would that mean that x over high steer/ram assist would work there too?

    What if you were not to move the rear shackle mount; is that where you are getting the 2" movement forward?
     
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    Im actually using kert's b-52 bracket, it left my shackle in the stock location but allows me to move the front hanger backwards or foreward a few inches. Its cool because I can "tune" my shackle angle and use it to locate my axle where I want it to be.
     
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    hey, I was looking through my photobucket pics and I have a picture of that front bracket.....[​IMG]
     
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    Where can you get one of those brackets?
    probably wouldnt be tough to fab up something like that but...
     
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    ive seen it done... but it was only temporary to aviod the costs of buying the crap to put xover on his 10blt... he is now buying a 60 and doing xover
     
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    Kert made the bracket over at diy, to be honest they could have fit a little better, but a couple of extra holes needed to be drilled and I was good to go. Let him know if you are going to use poly bushings in the springs because the shoulders on the bushings are a little larger and as a result the bracket needs to be a little larger. Hes a good guy, I talked to him on the phone a couple of times. heres a link to his website. http://diy4x.com/suspension.htm
     
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    On that same note a friend of mine has drawn up some brackets on cad design and he will be making some for his 72 4x4. It wouldnt be hard to make at all.
     

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