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Why won't crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Paxx, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Paxx

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    Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

    Basically what the title says. Why can't you buy a crossover set-up for a D44 and then change it to fit a D60 when you upgrade it? I would like to have a crossover set-up on my truck but I don't have a 60 yet. I really wouldn't want to buy the set-up twice. But it might be a while for the 60 /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif What to do /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

    You can, but draglink length differences will probably cause you to need a new draglink, or to cut it down and shorten it.
     
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    Re: Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

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    You can, but draglink length differences will probably cause you to need a new draglink, or to cut it down and shorten it.


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    Correct me if I'm wrong but the steering arms are totally different and won't interchange.
     
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    Re: Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

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    You can, but draglink length differences will probably cause you to need a new draglink, or to cut it down and shorten it.


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    Correct me if I'm wrong but the steering arms are totally different and won't interchange.

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    Sorry yes you're absolutely correct. I guess that was so obvious that I didn't even think about it.

    You'll certainly need a steering arm to fit your axle.
     
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    Re: Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

    The only ting you can reuse without modifying is the 2WD Box and pitman arm. Draglinks are different and so are the steering arms.

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    Why can't you buy a crossover set-up for a D44 and then change it to fit a D60

    [/ QUOTE ] Because they are entirely different axles. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Re: Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

    When I swapped from D44 to D60, I used the same Rockrod dropped draglink (and t/r ends) and the same Rockrod tierod (and t/r ends) that I already had. I then bought a Sky-Manufacturing crossover steering arm for the D60.

    Piece of cake.
    I even like the fit of the Rockrods better on the D60. There are less threads of the t/r ends sticking out- asking to get bent.
     
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    Re: Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif And there you have it. Coming from someone who has actually done it.!! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

    umm ya....i went from 44 to 60....i just bought the ord steering arm and bolted the rest on....my rock rod was a little long on my 44 so i had to cut it and re-weld and tap more...the 60 tie rod is shorter than the 44...my drag link was the same though....
     
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    Re: Why won\'t crossover work on a D60 and a D44?

    hmm so it can be done /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif Does anyone have pics for me /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif they always make it easier to visualize /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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