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Newbie question - Why use a 4x2 steering box???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by grimjaw, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. grimjaw

    grimjaw 1/2 ton status

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    I have read it here and wondered. Why use a two wheel drive steering box in a lifted four wheel drive truck? Thanks.
     
  2. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    You use a 4x2 steering box when you do crossover steering setups. For normal steering you use the standard 4x4 box.

    Harley
     
  3. bshewmaker

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    the arc of movement of the 4x4 box is parrellel to the frame rail , and is non adjustable. The 2x4 box arc of movement is perpindicular to the frame rail, which is needed to move the point of intersection of the draglink from the driverside knuckle to the pasenger side knuckle. (crossover steering)
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    More correctly, you use a 2wd sector shaft. The boxes are the same.
     
  5. grimjaw

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    AH, that makes sense. Thanks!
     

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