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Zero Rates & Stock Steering

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbluesuburban, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. bigbluesuburban

    bigbluesuburban 1/2 ton status

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    On my 89 3/4 ton 'burb DD, I have a 1" body lift with aluminum pucks and new bushing, 2.5" springs in the front and greasable shackes and bushings. In the rear I have a block that makes the whole truck level. (I will be switching to a shackle flip and a block/shackle combination to level the rig.

    I want to add 1" of lift to the truck to fit 35's. I would like to move the front axle forward the 1.5" also and do this with zero rates. Hopefully I can keep fender trimming to a minimum. My question is this though.

    What is going to happen to my steering when I do this?

    If I am going to loose steering functions... what are my options... OTHER THAN cross-over cause I ain't doing that until I put the D60 under the front.
     
  2. thedrip

    thedrip 1/2 ton status

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    There really are no other practical options. Move the steering box forward. When the axle goes forward, the draglink gets even shorter.
     
  3. bigbluesuburban

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    Do you think that simply lengthening the drag link would work?
     
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    garlicbreath 1/2 ton status

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    You can shorten the stock draglink an inch and a half. You'll be fine.
     
  5. bigbluesuburban

    bigbluesuburban 1/2 ton status

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    oh yeah, SHORTEN... I was backwards on that... Thanks
     

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