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going to lift my 82' 6 in. what type of steering mods. do I need?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tightwork 82 K5, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. tightwork 82 K5

    tightwork 82 K5 Registered Member

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    going to lift my 82\' 6 in. what type of steering mods. do I need?

    I have a stock 82 k5 I have orderd a genuine susp. 6 inch kit and 35x12.5x15 bfg m/t km's what type of steering mods do I need?
    pitman arm?
    steering arm ?
    brake line ext.?
     
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    fr8train 1/2 ton status

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    Re: going to lift my 82\' 6 in. what type of steering mods. do I need?

    I have a 6" lift with just a steering arm. I am not going to do really anything other than that since I am going to go with X-over soon. It steers like any lifted truck would, good left not so great right. I would go with 6" or longer brake lines. Your oem lines are going to look like stretched rubber bands when the 6" is sitting on the ground. Just click on my page link fo more info.

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    Re: going to lift my 82\' 6 in. what type of steering mods. do I need?

    Get the 3.5" block and the steering arm, you'll be in better shape. 6" and the arm is not enough correction to allow full steering to the right. You can consider the arm and the pitman arm too. I refuse to buy a bent drag link.

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    Re: going to lift my 82\' 6 in. what type of steering mods. do I need?

    Iv got a 6" lift and I put a dropped drag link and a raised arm on mine.

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    Re: going to lift my 82\' 6 in. what type of steering mods. do I need?

    For steering I have a drop pitman arm and a raised steering arm and it is great. Steers just like a stock truck ecept for a loss of a bit of turning radius... but no real bumpsteer problems at all.

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    Re: going to lift my 82\' 6 in. what type of steering mods. do I need?

    i have a 4" lift and was using a raised steering arm from superlift. now i have crossover steering and a raised steering arm for sale, hint hint...:)
    MTPockets

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    Re: going to lift my 82\' 6 in. what type of steering mods. do I need?

    I would do one of two options:

    1. Skyjacker 4" raised steering arm, and Skyjacker 2" drop pitman arm.

    Or:

    2. Skyjacker 6" raised steering arm.

    I have ran the 4" and 2" arms to the best working combo, IMO.


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