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zero rate add a leaf question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chubbynova, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. chubbynova

    chubbynova Registered Member

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    can i install ORD zero rate add a leafs and move my front axle forward an inch without having to change my factory steering? i am running a 4 in lift with 35s and rub alot. i plan on doing some fender triming soon but was wondering if these would help to minimize the amount i have to cut? thanks
     
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    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    If it rubs in the area near the footwell, yes, moving it forward will help. You will need to do more cutting up front because of it. The height of the zero rate may stop the rubbing on its own. My son ran 5" with 35s and so did I. Only rubbed on full stuff using a zero rate in the stock location.
     
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    You can do this but you will have to adjust the drag link to re-center the steering. If you move the axle forward, you will have to shorten the draglink.
     
  4. TruckNutzDude

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    I wouldn't move the axle foreward with factory push-pull steering. The links are short enough as it is, shortening it 1" would make a bad thing worse IMHO. If you're going for more clearance with the stock setup, how about just putting the zero rate in the center position until you can afford to get a cross steering setup?
     
  5. muddybuddy

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    x2.
     
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    Crap! I've never heard this concern before. Is this a big concern?
     
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    Yes, it is. Shortening the drag link will decrease the amount of steering you have.
     
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    What size wheels are you running? (15x8, 15x10, etc.) And how muc back spacing?
     
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    Huge concern..... Fixable with crossover steering.
     

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