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D60 steering correction for front to back

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84_Chevy_K10, Jul 11, 2003.

  1. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Is a 3" block all they make? I don't remember this ever being covered.

    No money for crossover right now!
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    That's it for the D60 itself. If you have a GM style steering arm you can swap it for a Dodge arm and gain approx 2" but the hole for the drag link TRE will need to be retapered for a correct fit.
     
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    There's always the infamous 4" drop draglink, but once you start buying all of this, you might as well save it for crossover! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    The block works...I'm in the same boat regarding cross-over and budget issues.

    Rene
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Well...4 wheel parts wants $80 for the block. Do I really need to spend that on a silly block??

    I suppose crossover is a possibility, but in all my years of driving these trucks, I've never really had a problem with bumpsteer.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    zakk sent me one for free so I went with it for now (Thanks zakk!)

    It's your call I guess...

    Rene
     
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    Where's my free one?
     
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    Wouldn't a 4" drop Pitman arm work as well or better than the 3" block? They are only like $50.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    The dropped pitman arm is only worth 2" of correction.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Will the 3" block be sufficient with 6" springs and slightly extended shackles, or will I need the pitman arm too if I stay with front to back steering?
     
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    I just installed a Rough Country 6" kit on my crew cab and I needed both the block and a pitman arm. After installing both my drag link still has about a 1" droop to it but it steers alright. With the block (but without the pitman arm) the drag link would have had a horrible angle.
     
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    Actually, the 3" block is a true 2.5" and the 2" pitman arm is a true 1.5".

    I've never seen any aftermarket lift manufacturer make a true 3" block nor 2" pitman arm for GM.

    If it were me, I would use both the block and pitman arm, but I would try to locate a Dodge steering arm and have it retapered because this type of arm raises the drag link slightly higher than the GM type arm.
     
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    Whatever way you go, the block puts a lot of stress on the studs and can lead to failure in the long run. The same goes for blocks run on crossover arms. while the crossover guys are welding their blocks onto the knuckle to remedy this, its not exactly a short term option for what your after so be carefull and keep an eye on it. I agree with running both the dropped pitman and the block for good correction.
     
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    I think I'm going to bog this year with my 10 bolt up front and just wait around and see what happens with the '60. Maybe this winter I'll fart around with it. I'm not in any hurry considering I have a lot of little crap to figure out before I even think about putting a 4th set of axles under my truck.

    In the mean time, I've got a whole K30. What's so bad about leaving a K30 together anyway that we've hated it for so long? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif I am not going to use it for anything I suppose, but it runs and drives so no harm done in leaving it sitting around whole until I get the time, money, and energy to fight a 550# front axle into my truck.

    Gives me time to look for some really big friends!! Any volunteers?
     

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