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Shawn and any one else with rock rod dropped draglink

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlazerBoy, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. BlazerBoy

    BlazerBoy 1/2 ton status

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    I am ordering my draglink for my cross over for my d60 today. I am curious what pitman arm you guys are using and how much drop you have in your rock rod. I was told for a 4" lift to get a 2" drop pitman and a 2" drop rock rod. So that is makes up for the 4" lift. Let me know what you guys are running. He also says that the Super lift pitman arm for the 4" lift really isnt 4" drop it is more like 2 1/2" drop. So he thinks I should use that one. Any thoughts guys?

    BlazerBoy
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/generalblueballs/>http://www.geocities.com/generalblueballs/</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by BlazerBoy on 06/21/01 01:02 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  2. Boss

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    Use the Super lift Part # SUP-1104 for the pitman arm.
    I got 5" lift, and got the 2" dropped bent draglink (rock rod).
    Everything fit's perfect.
    Boss

    89' 1 TON of FUN K5
     
  3. BlazerBoy

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    Hey Boss with that set up did you have any clearance issues with your cross member? Did you make a new one? Also where did you get your steering arm from?

    BlazerBoy
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/generalblueballs/>http://www.geocities.com/generalblueballs/</A><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by BlazerBoy on 06/21/01 01:20 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  4. Boss

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    No, it clears the crossmember perfect. No crossmember mods. That's what I like about this set up [​IMG].
    Here's a pic:
    http://www.zing.com/picture/p8709b2f284ae889ba88dd6195099aafa/fe7badf0.jpg.orig.jpg

    Boss

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  5. Shawn

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    Man Boss... you're too fast! I have the same part # you do. I appreciate you being helpful on the ORC board too!
    You're the MAN!


    Shawn
    87 K5
    few mods [​IMG]
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  6. BlazerBoy

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    So are you both running a steering arm from Parts Mike or did you Fab your own Boss?

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  7. Boss

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    LOL!
    Shawn, I only seem like the man, b/c I was trained by the best (you) [​IMG] Ever here that line before? [​IMG] Pretty corny hugh..LOL. But serious, I thank you for all your help in the past. Takecare. Besides, this Crossover is an exact duplicate of yours [​IMG]
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    Yep, Parts Mike steering arm. Mine is a little different from Shawn's though. His is more complete. Mine reuses that stock cap on top of the pass side knuckle.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/picture/p387b6c2d367bdea8fda40f93592cd9c2/fe91a0fc.jpg.orig.jpg>http://www.zing.com/picture/p387b6c2d367bdea8fda40f93592cd9c2/fe91a0fc.jpg.orig.jpg</A>
    Boss

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  9. Shawn

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    Boss-
    Did you ever get your AGR over-heating problem resolved? Like I said, I'm not too happy hearing other problems with the AGR boxes. Makes me want to remove the article on ORC.

    Blazer Boy-
    Yep, Parts Mike is where I got mine. I got another one like Boss has since my old arm was tapered from the bottom (long story). Just get the right hand thread tie rod ends for the drag link and you're set.

    Shawn
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  10. AZK5

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    Hey Boss it looks like your steering arm has through holes with studs and nuts holding it down. Does it have tapered holes on the top with the tapered nuts that fit in to it? If not that arm will get play in it eventually, causing a little wander.
    CB

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  11. 1986Blazer

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    Hey Boss, I have the same drop link planned for me after a 4"lift......can you let me know what I can expect to pay for the entire modification.....I am trying to budget it for this August. Private message is fine.

    Chris

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  12. Boss

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    Shawn, Nope, still having overheating issues. [​IMG] The one time I was test flexing, I must've been turning the wheel back and forth a lot, and I think it go sooooo hottt that PS fluids was oozing out the reservoir top!![​IMG] Then I touched the box and literally burnt my hand!!
    nah, leave their article, it's a great article. When I do mine, I will have a buyer beware!!

    AZ,
    Good point. The holes are not tapered. I can see how it may start to jar loose and wander. I'm going to call Mike and see what he has to say. Thanks for the info. I never really thought of that. Btw, what steering arm are you running?? (or where did you get it from?)

    1986Blazer,
    Basically, the crossover for a Dana 60 can be done cheap (or cheaper) compared to Dana 44s.
    Dropped drag link from Rockstomper = $100
    Tierod ends $60 for both give or take
    Pass side steering arm = $135 give or take
    Pitman Arm = $60 give or take
    Steering gear box = junk yard $50 or so and new $170 and AGR $330 give or take

    That's basically all that's needed. Good luck
    Boss

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    Boss, thanks for the cost update.

    I will email you when I am ready for the upgrade......just for an suggestions or "don't do this" information.

    Thanks

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  14. Boss

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    No prob man. PM would probably work better for now though. B/c my email is currently having some major probs. I don't get emails or I get them like weeks late. Sucks. When I start a new website, I'll get a new email, but for now, PM is good.
    Boss

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