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dropped pitman arm vs rasied steering arm

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by blazerpro79, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. blazerpro79

    blazerpro79 1/2 ton status

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    which is better for which situations? if i am going to lift up to around 12" what kind of steering solutions should i consider? 79k5/350/350/203
     
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    12" of lift will need crossover steering or hydro steering.
     
  3. chevyjeff

    chevyjeff 1/2 ton status

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    2"-4" drop pitman arm
    6"- up crossover steering
    the raised arm is pretty much useless imho because it causes bump steer on smaller lifts and bigger lifts need crossover. what does the raised arm work on? boat anchor or paper wieght
     
  4. ratzila

    ratzila 1/2 ton status

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    It depends on what axles you have.

    IIRC 1/2 & 3/4 ton you can get 2" pitman arm,4" drop drag link, 4" steering arm. & 3" spacer for 13" lift. I would not recommend that much this stuff.
    On a dana 60 you are limited to 2" pitman arm, 4" drop drag link, & 3" block for 9" total even though I did run it with 12" springs on my old k5.
    On the suburban I have a dana 60 and went with crossover steering because of 12" springs & 1" zero rate pushing the axle forward.
     
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    i second the crossover and hydro for the big tires. stay away from the stock setup in any form.
     
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    JIMs70K25 1/2 ton status

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    bolt it to the frame and use it as a giant tow hook.
     
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    Would that work? :confused: :thinking: :thinking:
     
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    mxfireman 1/2 ton status

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    Every time I see your avatar I die laughing.....

    Sorry about the thread hijack just had to get that out to divorced!
     
  9. MTMike

    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    I have this exact setup that was on my '81 when I bought itand it's not that good at all. It "works" for street use, but on the trail there is pretty poor steering control.

    I'm taking the lift and steering setup out and selling it here in the next month or so, putting 6" instead of 12" springs and going for crossover steering
     
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    joefl 1/2 ton status

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    go crossover best thing i ever did
     

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