52's + zero rate = 3.5" foreward right?

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    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    Just wanted to check on this topic. I know there's a crap load of 52" spring posts but I searched and came up with a lot of swap tech. I already did the swap and I just added some zero rates with the pin in the 1.5" foreward position. Am I going to have trouble with this and my cross over steering?
     
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    mine w/o the zero rate put my draglink parallel w/ the tierod. i feel it could go a little further if i had to but i really cant because of my ram.
     
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    yep... shoulda read my tech article. ;) I wouldn't use a zero rate though because I had behind-the-diff high steer. With that type of steering, there isn't enough room for a super-thick spring pack (or a pack + zero rate). My axle is moved 3.5" forward though, thanks to re-drilled perches. :thumb:

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    I thought I should update this post because I had a major issue when I used the zero-rate to add an extra 1.5" of movement to my axle. The problem is that moving the axle that far foreward puts it directly under the pitman arm on the steering box. With a cross over steering setup using the dropped arm to clear the frame my spring pad was directly under the drag link end. I had about 1" clearance between the DLE and the spring pad. I moved the zero rate back to the center position, dropped my bump stop and have been fine ever since.
     
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    thats good to know. when im ready for full hydro steer i guess i will also put a zero rate in (1.5" forward)
     

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