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Need help from crossover gurus.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by neverendingproject, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. neverendingproject

    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    I put the front end of my blazer back together this weekend, and I need some help. The first issue is my tie rod. There isnt enough room for both tre's to be attached to the arms, while they are attached to the tie rod. You can see in the pics that there is only about two inches or so between the top of the knuckle arm and the bottom of the springs. There are three things I can do.

    1. I can run heims and just bolt em on.
    2. I can jack up the truck with one leaf sprind detached from the axle.
    3. I can add zero rates, which is something im going to do in the future.

    Which brings me to another question.
    When I add zero rates am I going to have to get a steering arm spacer or will mine work. My arm is a WFO arm but I dont know quite what to do.
    I have yet to make my draglink and tie rod. Should I make the draglink bent up a little before the arm to clear the srping with a zero rate? Kind of like a broad arch to then another bend to clear the cross-member? Im going to use something like 1.5-1.75 chrome-moly tubing. I just want to make sure I have plenty of room when Im flexed out.

    The first pic shows the top of the arms in relation with my springs. THe second gives a better idea of the room my tie rod has.

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  2. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I thought that the TRE's on a 10 bolt went in from the bottom.
     
  3. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    sent you a message on your aim
     
  4. neverendingproject

    neverendingproject 1/2 ton status

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    The 10bolt arms have tre's that come in from the bottom, but old d44 arms used for crossover come in from the top.
     
  5. readymix

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    I see, thanks for the info. Wish I could help.
     

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