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X-over steering question

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Brian 89KBlazer, Mar 22, 2001.

  1. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Two questions actually:
    1. What years of 2wd steering box can I use on my 89 Blazer for crossover steering? '80-??

    2. Is 1500lb load rating enough for a rear wheel on a Blazer? The Eagles & Mickey Thompson cast wheels are 2800-3300lbs!!

    Thanks
    Brian
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  2. moneypit

    moneypit 1/2 ton status

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    I kept my 4x box. I just swapped the shaft out with the box still on the vehicle. It was cake. Easier than removing the box anyway. I think the shaft I used was out of a 83 2wd.
     
  3. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks Toby

    Just re-read Depdog's x-over article and maybe that's what I'll do to save some $$. My 4wd steering box looks to be in ok shape.

    Brian
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  4. supersize75k5

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    :D i just used the one that had the correct steering pump fittings..
     
  5. bp71k5

    bp71k5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I think you want to make sure (if you swap) that you get the 86+ box since they changed to variable gear thingy that's different from earlier types. My 71 has the early type and the box is really too loose compared to modern steering boxes. I'd just get the same year 2wd box as your 4wd.
     
  6. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    It's great that you guys are offering up such useful advice, but I'm afraid it may be a little too late. Considering this post originated in '01. :doah:
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My......doesn't time fly!:D
     

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