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x-over steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tightwad, Jun 26, 2006.

  1. tightwad

    tightwad Newbie

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    do i really need x-over steering or can i use a 2wd gear box and 4" drop pit arm ??????? my ride is 86' k-5 w\ 4" lift per 52" swap.:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    You will need crossover with 52's if you want to be able to steer when flexing. Plus the stock steering setup does not like moving the axle 2 inches further forward. And there is no way that I know of to use a 2wd box with a push-pull (4wd) steering linkage.
     
  3. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    It will be fine as long as you don't take the truck off road.
     
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    MTMike 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, you pretty much have to run crossover with 52's.... you'll have no steering control when flexed
     
  5. xtrmjoe

    xtrmjoe 1/2 ton status

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    With the 52's up front and any wheeling the linkage acts as a limiting strap and there is a lot of force applied to those parts, on top of haveing no way to turn the huge beast.
     

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