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make your own cross over arm?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by four_by_ken, Dec 18, 2001.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I am the ability to get a cross over arm built, but I need some 'plans'. Any one have anything drawn up for a Dana 60?

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
    14 bolt and Dana 60
    44 TSLs
    468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
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    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    I could take some measurements off my draglink tonight if you like... I would think that you would need the length, but the distance from bend-to-bend in the one end would depend on how high your lift is.

    Still interested? Nothing drawn-up, but I got a tape measure like anyone else! [​IMG]

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    454/TH400/NP205 - 14BFF/D60/w/ 4.10s - 36" TSLs
     
  3. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I think you misunderstood my post. I am looking for the arm, not the draglink. Thanks anyways though.

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
    14 bolt and Dana 60
    44 TSLs
    468 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
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    cheaper and easier to buy one from them that has done it already. the ORD arm seems a good deal if it comes with studs and nuts(opps just checked they want $32 for studs get the mosers for $15) for the $185 that I saw it advertised for.
    I say that one because it has the kingpin inclination angle done.
    plans?
    the distance from the centre of the knuckle to the draglink mount should be equal to the length of the pitman you want to use.
    the 4 mount holes and spring bucket hole can be copied from a gasket or cap or stock steering arm.
    now try and find the studs to attach it to the arm. Moser pn#8070 is a good length and correct thread pitch
    now tapers, you need one to match the tie rod ends you want to use and one to match the conical nuts that pin the arm to the knuckle. niether of these are typical machine shop parts.
    not rocket science by any means but the low price that is asked for the arms makes it a buy it deal.
     
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    It's a lot cheaper at Avalanche Engineering.
    http://www.rockreadyk5.com
     
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    thank you!
    I have been trying to find where I saw the 7/8"-18 jam nuts!
    I wouldnt run the hiems
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    nor I, I'm going with tie rod ends all around. I have researched and called them to obtain this list of necessary parts for crossover steering on the D44.

    Crossover Steering Components
    Avalanche Engineering - 303-777-4820

    Tube Adapters
    RTA18 - Shaft= 7/8" Thread= 18 -------- $12.25
    LTA18 - Shaft= 7/8" Thread= 18 -------- $12.25

    Jam Nuts
    TRJAM - Shaft= 7/8" Thread= 18 -------- $6.95
    TLJAM - Shaft= 7/8" Thread= 18 -------- $6.95

    High Angle Arm, Tie Rod End
    No Part # Yet ---- $98.00

    Knuckle Tapping
    $50.00

    Conical Washers
    3x $8.95

    Total from Avalanche = $214.65

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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    I just got my high steer arms from avalanche today, they are for tie rods and are very high quallity.

    72 K-5 cst blazer 2 1/2 lift 33" bfg's
    69 custom 30 longstepside 4x4 6" lift 36" directionals
    87 K-5 stock
     
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    Lucky bastard!! :)

    haha actually I'll be there shortly after this Friday. I can't wait to order them.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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    How much are the Dana 60 arms at Avalanche? $90 also? I could handle paying that.

    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
    1-ton 44 TSLs
    454 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
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    They are 104.00 per arm which sounds kinda high but they are much more adjustable than others, ord's arm is 185.00 for one.

    72 K-5 cst blazer 2 1/2 lift 33" bfg's
    69 custom 30 longstepside 4x4 6" lift 36" directionals
    87 K-5 stock
     
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    Thats what I thought. So, I can get an arm for each side and move the tie rod up top also. And still only be a little more in cost than getting an arm from some other places.

    Was that price for the heim joint or tie rod arm. I think you poseted that you got the tie rod end.

    Thanks!
    Ken H.


    '86 K5 in parts
    1-ton 44 TSLs
    454 BBC, 350 trans, 205 transfer
    Rust free in Michigan!
     
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    Same price for either style, the tie rod style is setup for the large chevy rod ends like you use on your factory draglink, they have much more movement and strength than the smaller tie rod ends.

    72 K-5 cst blazer 2 1/2 lift 33" bfg's
    69 custom 30 longstepside 4x4 6" lift 36" directionals
    87 K-5 stock
     

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