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Pics of Dana 60 ORD cross-over steering kit.

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by CK5, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    OK guys, I am going to do a review just running a bit behind so I thought I would at least upload the pics so everyone can see them, it is completly bolt on and is installed on the UAV and working great, more details to follow.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/ordcrossover>http://coloradok5.com/ordcrossover</a>

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    Awesome Steve!! Is this ORDs? I have my K5's front end apart right now, welding my frame. Whats the availability of the parts. I'm ready to do this.
    Thanks,
    Mark (azblazor)

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  3. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yes, this is ORD's and as far as I know everything is ready to go.

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    Can you supply steering box shown in pictures? Is this a fully bolt-on kit for the D60 and can it be used on 3-4" lifts? Price?
    Pictures are great, nice looking setup and I like it!

    87 K5, D60 & 14FF, 5 sp & NP208 & 383 stroker. Build it Bulletproof and take it fishing!
     
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    I just got my pitman arm, and steering block. James (Steve's dad) said that since many lifts on k5 are turning out at different heights, to emplace pitman and steering arm (block) and measure from center to center, then send measurements so they could make rod a better fit when comes to tie rod ends (amount of thread left in sleeve). Also, that is an AGR box, ORD can get them for you.

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    What about crossmember mods?

    Tim
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    How well does the AGR super box work? Are you running it with the AGR pump? I have heard that they are to be used in together for proper results. Thanks.

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  8. CK5

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    The AGR box I got leaks, so I am going to teturn it and exchange it for a rock ram box. I am not running the pump yet, have to check into that, of course they are going to tell you they need to be used together, just like I think you should buy a C5 membership and a shirt together for proper results. [​IMG]
    No crossmember mods, the drag link is bent according to your lift, in most cases around 2-1/2". In the future ORD may come out with a new crossmember so a straight draglink could be used but I will let Stephen anwser that one.

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  9. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yes fully bolt-on and it is installed on my 90 with around 5" lift.

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    There may be some crossmember mods required, we can get close to clearing everything, but we may not be able to get enough room for the draglink without a little trimming.
    I've got to get the info up on our site, but the kit with the ends and all is going to be about $475-$500.

    With a 2-3" lift, I think you can make it work, but it's almost guaranteed that you'll have to trim on the crossmember to get it all to work. I ran my 10 bolt crossover up to full stuff with no problems, and that's pretty much full stuff for the stock suspension also, so it is possible.

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    Steve,
    So did you remove your front sway bar in order to install this crossover, or had you removed it before for some reason? What do you think about the truck's handling without the sway bar on the road?

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    Stephen,
    When you say kit, are you talking the rockrod, ends AND the steering box?

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    The swaybar is pretty much not compatible with crossover. You may be able to make it work with some custom mounting for the bar, or using a different bar, but the stock configuration is pretty tight space wise.
    The approx $475 is for pitman arm, steering arm and draglink with ends, that assumes you have a 2wd steering box already.
    Other parts you may need are:
    2wd box
    new studs for the D60 knuckle
    steering box brace

    That's about it. We're looking into carrying 2wd boxes and pumps so we can set up the whole thing.

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    Can we buy the D60 crossover steering arm separate from the kit? If so, how much?

    <font color=blue>"Ya don't have to beat it, ya know!!!</font color=blue>

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    Stephen,
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.allprooffroad.com/pics/1934.jpg>http://www.allprooffroad.com/pics/1934.jpg</a> this is a toy but, can you make the parts to do this to a D60??
    Mark

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    yes you can buy just a steering arm, it's $185.

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    I think we can do the tie-rod over steering. There's two ways to go about it, one is to run the draglink into the tie-rod, the other way is to run the draglink into the steering arm right by the tie-rod.
    The problem with running it into the tie-rod is that the rod will roll when you steer and you loose some of your response. You also loose some draglink length.
    The problem with running a separate hole is the tie rod move closer to the knuckle and has a lot more leverage on it, and some possible diff and spring clearance issues.
    Don't think it's too big a deal, but one step at a time.

    Also, the D60 tie rod is quite a ways up and out of the way, so unless you drive by braille all the time it's not too big a deal.

    Making the world better, one truck at a time.
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    &lt;a target="_blank" href=http://www.offroaddesign.com&gt;www.offroaddesign.com&lt;/a&gt;<P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Stephen on 08/29/01 06:26 PM.</FONT></P>
     
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    I hope that braile crack wasn't directed at me. :D

    Pete

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    You said it not me! I've really only seen you drive a couple of times so the only way I would have to judge your driving style would be to look at your truck...........;-)

    Making the world better, one truck at a time.
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    Now if you can just get that price down alittle, maybe a cheapskate like me will ante up.

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