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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Uncle Fester, May 10, 2006.

  1. Uncle Fester

    Uncle Fester 1/2 ton status

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    Okay guys...no shooting me for this one...but I keep reading about some of you changing over to CROSS OVER STEERING....what the heck is that? And is it something I need to consider on my truck?

    My build up plans are as follows:
    300HP/350torque 350ci small block w/duel exhust
    2" lift springs front and rear (no blocks!)
    Bushwacker cut-out flairs
    33" or maybe 35" tires (BFG ATKOs or maybe Sport Kings)
    custom tube (prerunner style) bumpers front and rear
    custom roof rack (con-ferr style)

    useage:
    daily driver/family truckster
    light to medium trails

    so, again, what is cross over steering and should I consider it? :confused:
     
  2. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    crossover ditches the stock push-pull front to back steering and makes it side to side steering of the draglink. Basically it allows better steering still when getting all crossed up. With stock when you drop the drivers tire way down the drag link is at an angle like this: / more than horizontal like it needs: - . Are you planning on a 60 front or 44/10b?
     
  3. Propayne

    Propayne Registered Member

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    if you have ten bolts, and your steering is fine, then 33s and 35s SHOULD be fine.

    *above member's explanation was better than mine*
     
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    when you go to big meats and big rock then you will want it.
     
  5. Uncle Fester

    Uncle Fester 1/2 ton status

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    I will PROBABLY stick with the stock 10bolt front/12 bolt rear axles I currently have, and I am not planning to run big rocks alot...but then again, the best laid plans of mice and men or something like that...right?!?
    Most of my usage will be daily driver and light trail duty, mostly "green" & "blue" rated trails, and MAYBE some easier "black" trails too.
    Just a reminder, my truck is a long one! LOL
    I have a 1978 Suburban 4x4 1/2 ton
     

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