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steering issues and 52" springs?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by four_by_ken, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    steering issues and 52\" springs?

    I seem to be reading about some problems with the 52s and the steering? Currently I just have cross over.

    Are the issues with high steer, or also with cross over when going to the 52 inch springs in the front?
     
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    Re: steering issues and 52\" springs?

    It doesn't really have anything to do w/ the springs... just the axle placement. If you move the axle forward 2" as the 52's do (w/o moving it back w/ a 0 rate) then if you run hi-steer the TR and DL will bind up. If you just run crossover you are golden.
     
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    Re: steering issues and 52\" springs?

    When i spoke to Stephen i asked because i have mine 3.5"s foward and there is no way to run hi steer, he does sell a tie rod that that is burlly as hell /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    Re: steering issues and 52\" springs?

    you will only need the crossover, the stock steering set up will not work since you will have so much flex.
     
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    Re: steering issues and 52\" springs?

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    When i spoke to Stephen i asked because i have mine 3.5"s foward and there is no way to run hi steer, he does sell a tie rod that that is burlly as hell /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif

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    there is no way to run high steer with HIS stuff. I am gonna go with WFO concepts steering arms, puts the tie rod behind the axle. http://www.wfoconcepts.com BlueTorch Fabworks makes some that put the tie rod behind the axle as well.
     
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    Re: steering issues and 52\" springs?

    I'm using longer springs, pushing the axle farther forward and all I had to do with my little dana 44 was drill one more hole in the steering arms. I swapped the tie rod and drag link locations..they can't hit each other now.
     
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    Re: steering issues and 52\" springs?

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    you will only need the crossover, the stock steering set up will not work since you will have so much flex.

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    I already have cross over... so I think I should be good.
     

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