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Finished my MOO crossmember install

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CK5, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Finally finished installing the MOO offroad engine crossmember, now I have plenty of room to run a straight drag link, woohoo. I will be doing a write up with pics of course real soon.

    Steve

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  2. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Did you get the hi-steer conversion done yet? Reason I ask is because I will be ordering my crossover soon and I have not decided on just what I want to do. Can't wait to see the pics.[​IMG]

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  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    All I need now for the hi-steer is to order the drag link and ends tomorrow at lunch, might have to do some work to the piman arm, ask me tomorrow after lunch and I will know more.

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    OK. I need to get rid of the sh%$$&amp; steering block soon.

    See <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Waynes-Toy>Project Mighty Mouse</a> here.
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    Is it better to run a straight draglink? I have everything ready for my crossover except the drag link and am wondering now if straight or bent will be better (regardless of crossmember issues). Thanks.
     
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    This "MOO" thing ...... are you painting your truck Holstein patterns? Kidding kindding [​IMG] [​IMG]....Write up?

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    I don't think it is a better or worce deal but weather you want hi-steer or not. I have not looked into the hi-steer so I am not totally sure but a bent drag link will work fine for a standard crossover set up.

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    I have the avalanch arm and am actually contemplating a hi-steer with a driver side arm. They come with 3 holes drilled in the arm so you have a few choices for crossover placement and tie rod placement. I believe you can use a straight or bent drag link on this setup. I see why Steve is getting rid of the bent drag link now though, thanks. Hey Steve, looking to get rid of your bent drag link?
     
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    The thing I look at when running a straight drag link compared to a bent one is the fact if you use a straight link, you can adjust it so your steering wheel will be centered, everytime. If you used the bent drag link, the steering wheel won't be centered as good as a straight link would make it. The reason? Bent links stay in one position and allow only the tie rod ends to be adjusted. The straight link will adjust by turning and the tie rod ends stay stationary, meaning the steering wheel will be able to be centered dead on.



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    The ideal situation will be a straight drag link (I just used straight and drag in the same sentance) you can still run hi-steer with a bent drag link, I just wanted to do it right this time and get that stupid factory cross-member out of the way.

    Steve

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    Plus, I think just about every factory crossmember I've seen has a crack by the motor mount. I know my 76 did and my current 73 does too.
    I think I'll be sending Mr. Frisbie some money for one.
    Hey Steve, did you have to get a yellow one? Can't wait for the write-up.
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    I think they come unpainted, umm, mine is black now, I can't do yellow sorry. [​IMG]

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