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zero rate question???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by twoslo4five0, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    anyone running a zero rate in the front with push/pull steering...i would like to gain 1.5 inches in front but is there enough threads on the draglink???im gonna be running tuff country ez rides...
     
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    How much lift are you going to get from your springs?
     
  3. twoslo4five0

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    4 inches...
     
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    I've got 4" springs and a homemade zero-rate (cut down overload) with a aftermarket steering arm and all is fine.
     
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    Yes you can run a zero rate, but you won't be able to move the axle forward/backward any because of the geometry of the stock steering.
     
  6. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    You sure about that? I've been told otherwise.

     
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    I was told that it would mess with the push-pull geometry of the steering, and I see how it could screw it up. But, it's not like I've never been wrong before, so I dunno... if you can, I'd love to know.
     
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    Hmmm... people are all over the place. Although it seems it is possible. I just don't remember how much thread the factory draglinks had, because my truck has a Pro Comp dropped one on it. Thanks though. :D
     
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    no one elce got any ideas???
     
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    I installed 6 inch front springs last night and my drag link was fine, so I dont see why 4inch front springs and zeros would be a problem.
     
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    what about 6 inch with a zero rate???
     
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    crossover and be done worrying about it
     
  14. AJMBLAZER

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    I talked to Stephen at ORD today and he said he's done it with a 4" lift and the stock steering setup. It was still the so-so stock steering system but it worked.

    He also said that he couldn't see why the zero rates wouldn't work with a stock suspension and stock steering.
     

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