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Lift and steering

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Loose Nut, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Loose Nut

    Loose Nut Banned

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    Im about to install some lift (6inche's) and ive read and cant remember where to save my life but isnt there a steering setup i need to use to keep from having problems after the lift.

    i dunno if what i said makes sense, blame it on lack of sleep i quess. :eek:
     
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    Cross over steering would be ideal, but it's a bit expensive. If you aren't into crazy flex, just a raised steering arm (comes with most kits) on the axle will do fine. A frame brace would be a good idea too.





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    The main thing you should be concerned with is your steering angles. Your draglink should be as parralel as possible. You will need to get a dropped draglink or a raised steering arm to correct your steering. Crossover steering would be good too, but expensive, and not what your lookng for.

    Few other things to consider is longer brakelines and driveshaft length.

    Jesse
     
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    Parallel to what? The ground?

    The drag link need to be parallel to the arch of the spring, as shown in this pic



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    yeah yeah, now go radius the corners on those shackles. :grin:

    if you actually take your rig offroad, you'll want x-over steering eventually. Only real question is, do it now or wait till the 1-ton axle swap...

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    ahhh no not the springs, on the push pull style (non crossover) you don't want an arch like that.

    For crossover parralel to the tie rod, ground, axle tube what ever.

    hydro assist -hysteer.jpg

    steering example.jpg
     
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    Are there any kits i can purchase that would allow me to have a decent set up? Im from the east coast and ill be wheeling on alot of rocks.
     

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