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taper in steering arm for crossover?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by MudFlap, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. MudFlap

    MudFlap 1/2 ton status

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    Is is that neccesary to have the arm tapered so that the draglink comes in perfectly perpendicular? It is about a 10 degree angle, right? Aren't DLEs made to work on much more of an angle than that?

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    Trey
     
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    <font color="green"> Not neccesary, but it's nice to have things all in line when the truck isn't flexed up, that way you have get the most flex in either direction. TREs are more desirable to use for the crossover link and you would need the angle milled into the arm to use those. Also, the taper is useless if it is only on the top, it has to be on the top and bottom of the arm.</font>
     
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    Thanks, but I thought that DLEs were beter because they allowed for more range of motion. Is that right?

    Trey
     
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    They do but they are also weaker. You may never bend one a draglink application though. Steve Fox bent them on a tierod application and had to go to the TRE's.
     
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    So it is TREs that I should use on my draglink?. Is the superlift pitman arm (part # 1104 i think) that most people use for crossover tapered for TREs or DLEs?

    Trey
     
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    I used that arm and the TRE fit it like a glove.
     
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    thanks
     

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