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X over steering on 2.5" lift?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stallion85, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. stallion85

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    X over steering on 2.5\" lift?

    Can you run X over with 2.5 spring lift in front? Dana 44.
     
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    Re: X over steering?

    Sure, if you replace your engine crossmember.
     
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    Re: X over steering?

    Should be able too. You may need a replacement engine crossmember or trim yours. Moving the axle forward might help it clear too. A bent draglink will probably be necessary too.

    Harley
     
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    Re: X over steering?

    I assume I can use the ORD add a leaf to move the axle forward and trim the engine crossmember. Would I need a new front drive shaft if I move the front axle forward? Is there different engine crossmembers that you can buy or is trimming the only option?
     
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    Re: X over steering?

    You can buy the Missouri Offroad Outfitters unit. Problem is they recommend it for minimum 4" lift and I've heard grumbles that that may be a bit close for comfort. If you add a zero rate you could come into drag link to leaf spring interference issues. Someone else may have a better idea but I could see that being an issue with only 2.5" of lift anyway.
     
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    Re: X over steering?

    Anybody have any other tips for me. Could I do it with 2.5" and a shaved crossmember or do I need a 4" lift?
     

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