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zero rate and crossover?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by nicotine, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. nicotine

    nicotine 1/2 ton status

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    if i use a zero-rate to move my axle forward i wont have to change my cossmeber when i do crossover steering is this correct? also should i just change my crossmeber because i am doing a engine swap soon?

    also a little of subject but with the engine it is a 350 bored 60 over should this be a problem with building the engine up with more power?
     
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    How much lift do you have? Are you using a straight or bent drag link? I have a 2 1/2" lift w/ ORD's bent draglink and have little issues with the drag link hitting the crossmember.
     
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    I run 4.5" lift with a bent draglink on my crossover and I BARELY rub the engine crossmember sometimes. It is not a big deal, and I didn't move my axle.

    As for using a zero rate to move it, you must remember that if you use a zero rate you will then have to use a spacer underneith your steering arm so the draglink will clear the spring pack on the passenger side.

    Harley
     
  4. nicotine

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    i have 5 inches of lift and i am not sure if i want a bent or straight drag link? wich is better? and why? i am doing an engine swap soon and that would be the best time time to do this so all opions are welcome i need some info
     
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    Bent draglink with 5" lift should clear the engine crossmember. Mine barely touches with a 4.5" lift. Nothing a grinder wouldn't cure. The bent link is better since it stresses the TRE's less and puts them at a better operating angle.

    Harley
     
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    if i do decide to use the zero rate were would you get a spacer so it clears the spring pack?
     
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    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    www.sky-manufacturing.com

    They sell the spacers, studs, steering arms, draglinks, etc, etc. There customer service is great and there prices are very competitive.

    Harley
     
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    does someone have a picture of what crossover steering is, i am not clear on what is being crossed over...

    :confused: :blush:
     
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    Click on my link in my signature that says "My K5" there is pics of my crossover steering setup in one of the albums.

    Harley
     
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    I have the ORD crossover with 12" springs & 1" zero rate pushing the front axle 1" forward. The drag link is also bent. I don't have any problems with the crossmember.
     
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    Sweet pics Hoss!

    So a crossover is changing the arm to go over the springs, i get it, thanks!

    Your pics of the flex test with all the blazers in the background makes me wanna go to a blazer fest right now!
     

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