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ORD x-over kit??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 74757685k5, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. 74757685k5

    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    do I need a 2wd steering box for it? I thought I read that you did need one somewhere ,but they didn't mention one at ORD.
    just need clearification. thanX

    O this is for a D-60 going in a 76 K-5 6in lift
     
  2. mikey_d05

    mikey_d05 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, either a 2wd box or a 2wd sector shaft.

    EDIT: Wow, I replied in the same minute...I don't have a life.
     
  3. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Yes, like posted above, either a box or the shaft. Also I would do both the weld on and bolt on steering box braces at the same time. Crossover puts a ton of stress on it and that is just cheap insurance to keeping it from ripping the box off the frame.
     
  4. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    you must have missed it. just above the tech section in the catolog listing for this setup it listes 2x4 box needed.

    dont fret it happens to all of us.


    2wd GM steering box: This is required because the factory 4wd shaft will not allow you to use a pitman arm necessary for side to side motion of the steering. ORD is now stocking the WTO steering boxes, pumps and Redneck Ram hydraulic assist systems.


    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Tech notes:[/FONT][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    ORD High Steer and crossover kits use heavy wall 1020 DOM tubing, strong and durable HD tie rod ends and the best possible construction techniques. This quality will take you through the trails you want to run and back again. We won't build anything less.
    [/FONT]
     
  5. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    my lines were in bad shape.. didnt want to snap them so I just swapped shafts and put the 2wd pitman arm on... that is it and all works good :crazy:
     
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    so this may be a real nooby question, but why couldnt we just turn the pitman arm a 1/4 of a turncounter clockwise? then it would have side to side movement? why wouldnt this work?
     
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    The 4wd shaft won't allow you to index the pitman arm like that, hence the need for the alternate setup.
     
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    What he said.
    The 4wd one only goes on 1 way.The splines are not the same all the way around, like on an axle.
     
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    blazd88 1/2 ton status

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    Go with both the ORD box brace and the weld on frame kit. Ask me how I know. I have recomended it to everyone I see after using them.
     
  10. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    4x4 box is push pull style with 1/4 of shaft splined.

    2x4 box is left right turn style and full spline with 4 way key.

    the boxes turn oposet of each other.

    and yes get a box brace to save the frame.
     

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