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"S" shaped centerlink

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by K5thatShmobs, Dec 4, 2002.

  1. K5thatShmobs

    K5thatShmobs 1/2 ton status

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    \"S\" shaped centerlink

    In the past I can remember seeing "S" shaped centerlinks (aka draglink) that lower to give 2-4 inches of correction. I still need a little extra correction, and this seems like a good fix.
     
  2. Shaggy

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    Re: \"S\" shaped centerlink

    <font color="green"> I had one of these, personally I think that they are a PITA. A raised steering arm is a better fix.

    Evan </font color>
     
  3. Batmanjr

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    Re: \"S\" shaped centerlink

    They're made by superlift and they're expensive new... Try and find one used! I just posted a Autozone part #for the ends that are needed with it! Try a search!
     
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    Re: \"S\" shaped centerlink

    What you get is just a cure for the ball joints, you will still have the problems of bump steer but you will not wear as much ball joints.
    Go with a raised steering arm.
     
  5. k5blazerus

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    Re: \"S\" shaped centerlink

    Hey Batmanir. What are the part # at autozone for the superlift drag link ends.
    Colin
     
  6. K5thatShmobs

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    Re: \"S\" shaped centerlink

    I have a raised steering arm and a dropped pitman, but the centerlink still sits at a crappy angle. Im not sure what the correction is on both of those though. Who makes an "S" shaped besides superlift?
     
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    Re: \"S\" shaped centerlink

    That is usually the case with the people that use a drop draglink... They already have a 4"-6" raised steering arm and/or a drop pitman arm... All they need to do is correct the problem slightly... I found the drop draglink attached to something I already was getting, didn't know I was going to need it till now. Since I did, I searched to find ends! The issue I see, is that most people on this site are quick to assume.... Yes, it is better to use a drop pitman arm or raised steering arm, but sometimes that isn't enough! Now about the bump steer, I slightly disagree unless that is all you plan on using... The Drop pitman arm does the same effect on correcting the proble on the road, offroad, as long as you're still running the drag link to the left side, you're always going to have a problem with bump steer! Again, I don't suggest using the drop draglink as a correct all to use alone, go raised steering arm or drop pitman.... But to correct a slight angle or to gain the right angle after all else used, It definately helps.... Also, most times in my experiance, a bad steering stabilizer is the cause of poor bumpsteer, not a drop draglink!
    The Auto zone Part # for the ends are as follows:
    Superlift Drop Drag Link Ends:
    AutoZone: ES2234R $24.99 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
    Superlift: 3040-1 $49.99 /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    You have to shorten the 2234R by 1.5" with a hacksaw, but other than that, Priceless!
    /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: \"S\" shaped centerlink

    HEy tanks for the part #. Is that part # for both ends.
    Colin
     
  9. K5thatShmobs

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    Re: \"S\" shaped centerlink

    Wait, so the autozone ends are for the superlift dropped link without the ends? Or are they angled ends I can use with the stock draglink?
     

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