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Dana 60 crossover + zero rate and axle relocate, anyone have issues?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Thinking I am gonna order up some Zero Rates for the front of the K5. Gain a little more tire clearance and move my axle forward an inch for some better approach angle. Anyone had clearance issues with their crossover setup and doing this on a K5 with Dana 60?
     
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    hope not, Im doing this soon also. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    Nope, did it on my dad's m1008. Moved the axle forward 1" with zero rates, D60 ORD crossover steering, WTO ram assist and 4" lift springs. It rides on 36's and we have had it flexed out really good and the draglink hasn't contacted the engine crossmember either.
     
  4. sled_dog

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    I guess my concern was more the Hysteer tie rod. Forgot to mention that. I'm gonna have the narrowed fenders with the 39.5 IROKs, should make for a really nice approach angle with moving the axle an inch forward.
     
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    Crossover clearance issues are not any worse than they already are. The problem is with the studs for the D60 spring plates they don't line up like stock anymore. But Azz-kickin made some degreed zero rates to fix that problem. Here is a link to that thread Link.
     
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    I have no degree shims and no plans for any in the near future. The rig will be a totally off road vehicle so I am gonna run it as sits and see if I have any driveline issues.
     
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    if you do ever go with a tapered shim make sure you get some top plates to correct the bolt angle...

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    Yep I will be in touch if I ever decide to shim.
     
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    hope not, Im doing this soon also. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    me too next week and i'm gonna have them add a few degrees of shim for my pinion angle.
     

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