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Crossover

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Muddytazz, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    Got the crossover steering done on my burb this morning and oh man, that was one mod I should of done the day I bought the burb. Steering is way more responsive.

    Oh and I found out one of my spindles is FUBAR'ed :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    Pics & details please...
     
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    Will get pics tomorrow when its daylight. Ran out of time today, plus I forgot to take the camera with me to my parents where I was doing the work. Haven't had a chance to do any flex testing yet either as my spindle issue needs to be fixed first.
     
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    Sweet - took you long enough!

    :D :D
     
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    I need to install a cross-over system on my truck too. I have a set of 6" Tuff Country springs on the front, and I am using a 3" steering block, and a 2-1/2" drop steering arm for steering correction. The block and arm work OK, but my steering is not very reponsive.
     
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    Yeah yeah yeah I know, but at least it done :thumb:
     
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    Sweet! Hate to say it, but can't wait for pics!!:D
     
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    The difference is astounding!

    I went from 12" of lift with the front-back steering and every correction immagineable: 3" Block, raised arm, dropped Z-shaped drag link, and drop pitman arm. It took a 3 point turn to get that thing into my driveway.

    When I went to 52's I put in X-over and the steering response went from "40 year old dump truck" to "ferrari".

    My only problem now is I don't have the power to turn the wheels while not moving. I can't wait to get my hydro assist ordered and put in!

    Did you put in the bolt-in brace? If not i highly recommend it. Crossover puts tremendous strain on the frame that the stock-style didn't. I got a "Don't ask me how I know" story from a buddy about being hauled out of the woods with the steering box dangling by the hoses attached only to a broken section of frame.
     
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    Yep, I sure did put in the bolt-in steering brace :thumb:
     
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    Now that you have practiced on yours start fabing up stuff for my ride!!!
     

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