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Steering geometry for a 10" spring lifted Blazer.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BlueKnight, Apr 9, 2002.

  1. BlueKnight

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    Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    Well I opening this up to a forum here because at work (4 Wheel Parts) I am getting so many different ways to get my geometry back. Heres the deal I have already purchased a pitman arm from super lift when I did the 6" lift. When I went 8" I just adjusted the drag link and it seems to be fine now. But now I have 10" springs and well what do I do now? guys tell me the drop drag link is garbage, some say the steering spacer is a good way to go raising it 3" near level.. what do you think?
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    I personnaly dont like the drop drag links. Id go w/ the drop pitman and lifted arm w/ the block. The drop links tend to "twist". Or a cross over. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    Dan-
    With a 10" lifted spring I would honestly be looking at doing crossover.
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    cross over with a drop pitman and a high steer setup.
    it will make you turn great.
    grant
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    yes the concensus I get from the shop is a cross over steering set up which is bank for now but in the future.
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    Dana 60 and crossover.............../forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Even if you keep your 1/2 ton front end crossover is the only way to get it to turn properly and correct the geometry.

    D60, D60, D60...........still going up to 42's, right?
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    I would use the current drop pitman arm and a 6" Skyjacker raised steering arm.

    This will still leave the drag link down approximately 2", but at least it won't be as bad as if you ran the 4" raised steering arm. 2" of drop in the drag link is not that bad.

    If you still prefer to get the drag link horizontal, I would go ahead and use the 2" drag link, like from Skyjacker or Superlift. At least with the 2" drag link, the angle is not as severe as the 4" raised drag link. 2" drag link is just a slight bend in it, and I don't see anything wrong with using this drag link. Just stay away from the 4" link.

    The biggest problems with the aftermarket drag links are the ends, which wear out too fast. These pieces need to be changed and new ones installed, constantly.

    I had the 4" drag link once and never again. The ends probably lasted me 6 months, tops. New ends from Superlift were $50 per end. /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    level is not the objective in steering angle.
    the drop link will help centre the rod end
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    Well I spoke to skyjacker and since I have the pitman arm the drop steering arm not drag link will give 9.25" of adjustment which will work great for what I am doing..
     
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    Re: Steering geometry for a 10\" spring lifted Blazer.

    it will bumpsteer towards oncoming traffic when you hit frost heaves BTDT
     

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