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question on x-over steering arms...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jekbrown, Feb 23, 2002.

  1. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    hey gang, I will be running about 5.5" of lift on my Jimmy...and it should be pretty flexy. Considering this, is it really a big deal to have the angle cut in the steering arm when I do x-over, like the ORD one? Just wondering if it was for peeps like me with relatively small lift or not. Dont get me wrong, if I had $ coming out my ears Id buy ALL my stuff from ORD...but Im not gonna spend any more than I have to if I dont need the uber-steering arm for my application.

    Info from anyone that has experience with 4-6" of lift an normal straight cut steering arms would be appreciated. At some point I am going hyrdo boost also if that makes a diff. Thanks in advance,

    J


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  2. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

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    i have the angle cut arm and i really think it is necesary cuz when u droop it out it will bind up ....

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  3. m j

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    after studying the problem a bit i come to the conclusion that most just heat and twist the arm to get the angle flat.

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    still a jerk though
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    mj, not a bad idea. Seems like machinists would have some kinda gizmo that could angle the thing in no time... but I aint no machinist so I'll shut up now. ;)

    J


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