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Stephen, cross over steering???

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by 90blzr, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. 90blzr

    90blzr 1/2 ton status

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    So what all do I need to get the cross over steering done. I have a D 60 coming that its going on. I know I need a 2wd steering box. I was told that I dont use any steering components that the lift companies sell is this right? Any pics anywhere so I can see exactly how it is set up, unless you want to explain [​IMG] I could also give you a call if that would be better.
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/crossoversteering.shtml>http://coloradok5.com/crossoversteering.shtml</a>

    you could start by reading this article and resting comfortably in the knowledge that the D60 has an even simpler design to add a pass side steering arm. i was just quoted $100usd for a custom made one. the rest of the article is everything you need to know
     
  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    You'll need:
    2wd steering box, or at least a box with a 2wd shaft
    Pitman arm
    Steering arm
    Draglink and ends

    That's about it!
    We can supply all but the steering box for you, I don't have pics yet since we don't have it all polished up as a kit, but it's not far off. our arm is tapered to fit a big GM tie rod end.

    Thanks

    Making the world better, one truck at a time.
    SW-ORD
     
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    Hello Stephen,
    Two questions about the steering arm that you offer:
    Is the arm milled off on one side to alleviate the tie rod binding
    issue and what is the price?
    Thanks, Todd

    thebigdaddyof2
     
  5. 90blzr

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    Ok, so if I get a steering box I can just call you up and you'll take care of the rest of what I need, huh? Sounds good to me [​IMG] Any idea on a cost for the "kit" yet? I thought I remember your dad saying $300, but I could be wrong, it was a while back. thanks for the info guys!

    Oh yeah and you cannot run the sway bar, correct? Any chance of that happening for better on road performance?
    And do you have to make any crossmember mods????
    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 90blzr on 07/20/01 10:49 AM.</FONT></P>
     
  6. Stephen

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    Yes, the arms are milled to remove the kingpin axis inclination (ends should run flat in most applications). They have the spring cap built into the arm also and will use the factory studs to bolt on the knuckle. Cost for the arm alone should be about $185-$200.

    We're going to try out a slightly bent draglink to avoid crossmember mods. I'm not fond of bending steering linkage, but it does work and will create a cleaner kit than having to fab and install a crossmember.

    Price will likely be $400 to $450, just a guess right now, but within $50 I hope.


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  7. 90blzr

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    So how long until you think it will be available for all of us?
     
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    We're starting to ship some parts now. Time frame on a full kit with the draglink and all shipped together is still a couple of weeks out, along with full production, but it's all coming together pretty nicely!
    Thanks

    Making the world better, one truck at a time.
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    What's the difference between your kit and the one that Shawn did?
     

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