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Steering question I need some help!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by patrickcampbell, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. patrickcampbell

    patrickcampbell Registered Member

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    Ok one more question, I have a 6" leaf spring lift up fron and a 4" raised steering arm and stock drag ling, Someone gave me a brand new 4" draglink should, now can i put on the draglink with the steering arm or should I go and buy a 2" draglink intead?
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Don't use a bent draglink at all.
     
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> I agree. I had a 6" lift with a 4" arm and the 2" draglink and it was actulally too much correction. The straight DL should work just fine. </font>
     
  4. patrickcampbell

    patrickcampbell Registered Member

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    So it would be best to just replace my drag link with a new stock drag link since its about shot, and I shouldnt buy a 2" drop link and make it the even 6" with the lift?
     
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    <font color="green"> Yes it would be best and no you shouldn't. </font>
     
  6. patrickcampbell

    patrickcampbell Registered Member

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    thanx for the advise shaggy and I have seen your truck on here before, looks good and wheels good to ill bet. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. BorregoK5

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    The right way to aproach this is to use a straight draglink and augment the pitman or steering arm to match your lift. A bent draglink does nothing to correct steering geometry, it's only purpose is to bandaid the TieRod Ends so they don't bind against the pitman or steering arm due to the poor geometry.
     

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