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Dana 60 raised steering block

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Chaddy, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Check out what happends to the studs if you dont tighten them all the time I guess. It happend turning out of my driveway, THANK GOD! instead of 70 down the freeway. Time for a high steer kit now I guess.[​IMG]
     
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  2. royjones

    royjones Trucker upper Premium Member

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    cant see the pics
     
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    Yep, looks like x-over is in order. How are the threads in the spindle? You still need enough thread to put the kingpin cap back down on with the spring, safely.

    Ive never seen that style of block, but it looks a little scary to be using on the street. The amount of stress those studs must be under is amazing.
     
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    looks like a skyjacker block... is it?
     
  5. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    yes it is.
     
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    I have the same thing on mine. No problems as of yet....but crossover is in my future
     
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    Same thing happened to me on the trail about 2 yrs ago. That **** sucked! 3 of the studs sheared. I had crossover steering installed within the next week. I think my block/studs were superlift.
     
  8. tRustyK5

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    That happened to me during Blazer Bash '03 while exiting Lower Helldorado. My studs were loose too, in hindsight I should have figured that out. Most of the way down there the truck was wandering, which it didn't normally do. We stopped a few times and checked everything but those studs...:doah:

    We ended up having to leave the truck on the trail overnight :eek1: and FWP helped us fix it the next morning.

    Have crossover now...:bow:

    Rene
     

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