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ORU crossover parts???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by readymix, Oct 30, 2004.

  1. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    Has anyone ever used ORU parts for thier crossover setup. I will be buying a complete system from the pump to the axle within the next week. So far i have looked at ORD and SKY. Both are within a few dollars of each other and i have no experience with these type of parts.

    Basically i am looking for feedback from those of you who have the parts on your rig.
     
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    I got Off-Road Design's. Highly recommended. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I got Off-Road Design's. Highly recommended.

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    me too /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Sky and ORD are good stuff. I run some of Sky's crossover stuff on my truck and I really like it.

    Harley
     
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    Had ORD arms myself, they were awesome quality pieces.
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    how much lift is the truck?
    what axle?
    ORU is overpriced and sometimes use a bent tierod end, no thanks

    others have strong points and weak points depending on the application
    I liked PartsMike stuff
     
  7. readymix

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    The truck has 6" lift on a detroit locked D60. I am considering SKY's arms because i have his disk brake kit on my 14FF and it is beefey.
    After my wheeling trip today i am in a real hurry to get the steering done. I toasted all of my DLE's and TRE's plus my neighbor toasted his pump and box. My stock parts will be going in his truck tomorrow.

    Oh yeah forgot to mention he also exploded his gov-lock. Put a nice hole in hte diff cover. Luckily he did not do any damege to the R&P. We sat in a mud pit half the day and removed the two spiders that are not attached to the axle shafts. Then a little JB weld to the hole in the diff cover and we were on our way. I do have pics if anyone would like to see the gov-bomb's death.
     
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    punched a hole in the diff cover? pics please!
     
  9. readymix

    readymix 3/4 ton status

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    I can e-mail them if someone can post them for me.
     
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    WTF is ORU?? There is ORD /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    WTF is ORU?? There is ORD /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif

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    Off Road Unlimited if I'm not mistaken.
     
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    so are we talking about ORU or ORD?? I think most people are talking about ORD.
     
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    Dude, pay attention. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif The original poster is asking about ORU (Off Road Unlimited) steering parts. ORD (Off Road Design) is mentioned as an alternative. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    If you are talking about using this setup I would avoid it.

    http://www.offroadunlimited.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=22_39_43&products_id=81

    I don't like there knuckles. They may be strong enough to handle the work load but they are pretty tall and are going to put alot of strain on upper ball joints. They are also going to probably cause engine crossmember interference (all crossover systems can though).

    It also does not allow you the flexibility a system for Sky or the like will provide. With Sky style systems you can convert over to hysteer later if you feel like it.

    I also like the idea of the added power of a hydro assist system (should you add one) being used on machined steel verse castiron steel.

    The ORU system will probably work fine but I think the Sky or the like systems are better and more flexable for the same price.

    Harley
     
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    Just read this on the ORU webpage.

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    For 68-87 all 68-91 Blazer & Suburban Dana 44 with 6-8" lift

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    Sky sytle systems don't require 6" of lift. I am running that style setup with 5" of lift and could get away with less lift if I want. Depending on what your truck is doing and being setup for 6" of lift or more may raise your center of gravity above what you need it to be, and a lower COG is usually a good thing.

    Harley
     
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    I think he means this one.

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    That is what i was refering to. When i started this post the ORU web site was down so i could not find a link to include. I have been searching here for weeks about crossover and hi-steer and have heard nothing about ORU. I guess i will stick with the tried and true...ORD or SKY
     
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    what is ORD charging for crossover these days?
     
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    that ORU kit does not provide a provision for hysteer.
     
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    Most of the people that I see running the ORU setups are using their Superduty stuff and seem to be happy with it, but most of their trucks never see a dirt road... and the ORU stuff is pretty spendy.
    Lots of people seem very happy with ORD and SKY, but I would definetly recommend checking into the products from WFO Concepts (check in the vendor forum, or www.wfoconcepts.com) before you buy... They have great products, and their shipping times and customer service is second to none. I ordered my custom length bent draglink on Tuesday and got it on Thursday... and I am in Washington!
     

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