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Drop steering arms?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Musclerodz, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Musclerodz

    Musclerodz 1/2 ton status

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    Installed 2 1/2" lift springs on my '69 K5 and need to correct the steering to eliminate the added bump steer. Where can I buy dropped steering arms? Thanks

    Mike
     
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    for only 2.5" all you could do is a 2" dropped pitman arm.
    a steering arm would give ya 4" of correction.

    my brothers 84 blazer had the 2.5" rancho kit and had tall the stock steering with no steering wows.
     
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    with only 2 1/2" of lift, I personally wouldn't do anything.
     
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    The 69 should have the closed knuckle front end. If so, your only option is an adjustable drop drag link. The 4" drop steering arms won't bolt up. I am using an adjustable drop drag link I bought from Offroad Design and I think it is from Skyjacker or Superlift, not sure which.
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    For future use, the steering arm on the knuckle is called a RAISED steering arm when you want to raise it. The arm does not drop down, it raises up.

    The pitman arm would be called a DROP pitman arm since it will drop the arm down.
     
  6. Musclerodz

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    Mine is an open with discs.

    Mike
     
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    That is good. I would contact Offroad Design and see what they have to help you. Are you having alot of bump steer with that amount of lift?
     
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    I have not checked yet as I am still assembling it, but I know I will have bump steer issues unless I correct it. You can't alter suspension height without affecting steering geometry even with 2" lift. I mainly am looking for vendors to buy arms from.

    Mike
     
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    i have 2 1/2 in springs on my truck i tried the dropped steering arm(bad idea) i tried the dropped draglink( the link moves up and down when turning truck still wanders, then the 2in drop pitman arm, truck drives like new.....
     

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