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quick question on zero rates and offsets

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by supersize75, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. supersize75

    supersize75 1/2 ton status

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    I recently got zero rates and they have the option to move the axel forward, what pro's and cons is there to moving the axel forward? Also where the heck do I get new centering pins /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif


    Also doesn't this change steering characteristics???
     
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    Re: quick question on zero ratw and offsets

    Moving the axle forward keeps the tires off the fire-wall. You can get new centering pins at Napa.
     
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    Re: quick question on zero ratw and offsets

    my hero! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Dont quote me on this but it shouldnt change your steering. Maby with x-over because the drag link is beign moved forward. I really dont think that 1.5 inches will hurt anything. I have a set waiting for me to be installed.
     
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    Moving the axle forward actually makes steering worse since the drag link will get another 1.5" shorter.

    Dan
     
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    ah, what about using a custome draglink?? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    How? Are you going to shorten the pitman arm, or the steering arm? And if you go crossover, the zero rates will hit the draglink so you will have to make a spacer.

    Dan
     
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    Now I understand, guess I will just leave th darn thin where it is at /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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