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Steering brace for newer (88-up) trucks? Couple of other steering q's

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by TylerT, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. TylerT

    TylerT Registered Member

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    Forgive the ignorant question, but is it possible or necessary for one to have a brace for these trucks like on the old body style? I never realized until I bought one that the steering box is on the inside of the frame. When people do the straight axle swaps, does they have to mount it to the outside of the frame? Or are they running the ORD crossover stuff? Thanks
     
  2. sweetk30

    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    the 88-up frames are boxed and have a big insert built in to the frame to prevent frame crush in the box area. and just order a crossover kit from them and wait to recive the drag link bar till you have the axle set where you want it and have the box arm on. then measure from the box arm to the axle and tell them and thay will build it for ya.


    and the crossover arm will fit the 88-up box no problem and it is already the correct box for crossover also.
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    That pretty much sums it up, thanks!
     
  4. CELCTIC

    CELCTIC Newbie

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    whats the difference between the 87 & 88 ?
     
  5. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    88 and up trucks are IFS therefore have a different frame and steering box. K5s and K30 and suburbans stayed with SFA through 1991.

    Ira
     
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    CELCTIC Newbie

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    thanks, good to know
     

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