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Everyone who's running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dhdescender, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. dhdescender

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    Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    For everyone who's changed over to crossover steering, what method did you use to avoid contacting the factory engine crossmember?

    Trim it?
    Replace it with aftermarket (MOO?) ?
    Bent Draglink?

    Thanks!
     
  2. outlaw612

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    I ran a 4" dropped draglink with no problems.
     
  3. jac6695

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    I have ORD's highsteer with a bent draglink and have had no problems yet, although I do not have a whole bunch of travel in my 10+ year old Trailmaster springs.
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    Sky crossover, stock crossmember, bent drag link.
     
  5. Hossbaby50

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    Bent draglink with Ford #1104 pitman arm. It barely touches the crossmember. A little grinding will take care of it for me. I also run a steering arm spacer.

    Harley
     
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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    Bent link from ORD /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
  7. BadDog

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    For those running a big drop pitman arm, make sure the spring does not hit the DLE before the bump-stop can stop the axle's up travel.

    On the truggy, I built a cross member and ran a stock Ford Van pitman arm ($6 at PnP plus resize to GM DLE) with straight drag link to Avalanche arm (I do NOT recommend the AV arm!).

    On my 1 ton K5, it appears to be an after market drop pitman arm (installed by PO) but it is too low and will be hit by the spring before the bumps can stop the axle. I need to redo the cross-over with less drop in the pitman and bent link or new/modified cross member.
     
  8. Esteban86K5

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    I run a straight Draglink and I made a new crossmember.
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  9. Desert Rat

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    MOO crossmember and ORD bent draglink.
     
  10. keith

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    I run a bent drag link. It is easier on the TRE's also.
     
  12. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

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    Sky crossover, stock crossmember, bent drag link.

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    Same, I prolly have more lift then you though.
     
  13. leadfoot067

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    strait drag link,made my own x-member
     
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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    2 1/2" lift, ORD draglink, barely hits the x member when flexed hard. It might need a little grinding after this last wheelin trips findings. I've had peeps tell me I couldn't do it w/ a 2 1/2" lift but it works /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif You might have tie rod to spring issues with the new knuckles. ORD sells 1/2" add a leafs as a special order for such problems. Of course I just let mine rub on the springs
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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    bent drag.

    j
     
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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    drop pitman arm
    bent Sky drag link
    1/2 spacer steering arm
    no mod to crossmember
    12" lift
     
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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    ORD draglink, no issues... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    (hijack) im thinking of running crossover on my blazer. i have a 6 inch rc lift and the front is a ten bolt. what all would i have to do for cross over? i know i would need a 2wd gear box but what else? right now it turns like a tank, cant be havin that. i all /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif thanks (hijack) sorry /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

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    Replace it with aftermarket (MOO?) ?


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    OK,,,,I give up what's a MOO???? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  20. stallion85

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    Re: Everyone who\'s running CROSSOVER, what did you do with your X-MEBER

    MOO

    Check out ther x member
     

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