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Drop the Drag Link, and Step Away...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1-ton, Nov 4, 2004.

  1. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    It has been brought to my attention that dropped drag links are not the best way to go, in order to correct the increased drag link offset created by lifting a vehicle. I have a 1-ton truck with a Dana 60, 4" of lift, and a 4" drop drag link. I need some ideas on what way I should go about loosing the dropped drag link, and where I can purchase the parts needed to replace it?

    It has already been suggested to go with a raised steering block, and or a combination of dropped pitman arm and a steering block. I have shopped around the usual places on the Internet for a dropped pitman arm, but I could not find any for a Dana 60...only 12 bolts and Dana 44. Does anybody know of a good source for a dropped pitman arm, or raised steering block for a Dana 60?
     
  2. RingMaster4x4

    RingMaster4x4 1/2 ton status

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    I bought my steering block form 4 wheel parts.

    I will have a steering block for sale in the next month or so /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Drop pitman arm has nothing to do with what axle you're running...it works for all of them.

    Skyjacker CA50 is what you're looking for and yes I sell them. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. BlueBlazer

    BlueBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I also have a 4" lift on my 1 ton, and I use ONLY a dropped pitman arm from Skyjacker IIRC, and it works flawlessly.
     
  5. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Does your steering block happen to be a Skyjacker part #SB60 with a height of 2.5"? Skyjacker also appears to have a dropped pitman arm part #CA50 with 2" of drop.
     
  6. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    So all I need is the 2" pitman arm, and the stock drag link?

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    Skyjacker CA50 is what you're looking for and yes I sell them.

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    How much do you want for one of those?
     
  7. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    avoid the off the shelf steering blocks
    they suck in the spring spacer area
    fits like a dick in a shirt sleeve
     
  8. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    fits like a dick in a shirt sleeve

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    Mine fits just fine. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
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    but you're little, so you have little sleeves. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    but you're little, so you have little sleeves. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    My point exactly. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif

    And BTW, your sister never complains. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  11. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    hmm this one can go either way...

    she prolley never noticed ya there
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     
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    hmm this one can go either way...

    she prolley never noticed ya there

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    Yeah well I was pokin her belly button.....
     
  14. m j

    m j 1/2 ton status

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    on the local board you would be required to post nekkid pics (of HER!)


    <drool> belly buttons


    /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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    hmm this one can go either way...

    she prolley never noticed ya there

    [/ QUOTE ] /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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