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different arm from a 4-6in lift?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990K5, May 24, 2001.

  1. 1990K5

    1990K5 1/2 ton status

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    i just went from 4in springs to 6in springs in front, i had a arm for a four in lift but now its putting my link at a decent angle and i notice more bump steer, all ive seen advertised is an arm for a 4or6in lift. does anyone know where i can get one specificly for a 6in lift? thx--j.c.
     
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    From what I under stand, most raised steering arms are supposed to work for 4"-6" lifts. I have a 6" lift on mine and to correct the steering I used a 4" steering arm along with a 2" adjustable pitman arm (drag link). Steers just like it was stock. I believe Superlift makes the arm and it goes for $130 if I can remember. Hope this helps.

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    You could get the 2" drop draglink to go along with your 4" arm to get 6".

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  4. BadDog

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    Actually, a dropped drag link only corrects the joint end alignment. It will not help bump steer since the radius and angle between the pivot points (the rod ends) has not changed. A 2" dropped pitman with a 4" raised arm would fix both the joint angles AND help eliminate most of the bump steer. However, on a flexy suspension, even that is not going to stop it completely, only a x-over can truly fix it...

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