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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 06:10 PM
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Steering correction

I have seen and read multiple ways of "trying" to correct the stock GM steering linkage after the installation of a lift and bigger tires, some of them are steering blocks, taller arms, and longer drag links.

I have read from many sources that once a lift is installed you can't turn lock to lock. That is unless you convert to a high steer setup

Well Im looking to lift my truck 4 inchs and keep the 33x12.50's that I have. The trucks turning radious is excellent now, so when i do put the lift on, what method should i go with to correct the radious.

Any help would be appreciated
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 05:26 PM
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Re: Steering correction

I went with the taller steering arm, and for the most part it has worked out okay. The only time it has let me down is when I was flexing all the way out while going through a big ditch. I couldn't steer at all. Cross-over would have been very helpful in that situation.
You just have to recenter the steering wheel. They come with instructions for that, or go to just about any lift kit company website and download them.
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Re: Steering correction

a drop arm is a good option for the money.

like was stated above, cross over steering is really the only way to totally fix the problem.

i'm always worried about busting my linkage off road more than anything else. i would look into a cross over just because you can beef things up a bit.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-18-2006, 09:46 AM
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Re: Steering correction

Thanks guys, I'm doing mild off roading so i dont know if ill drop all the money for the cross over setup. But we'll see. I havent seen much for D44's just all D60s for cross over. Ill search around.

Thanks again
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Re: Steering correction

Thanks allot 83GMC,

Thats exactly what i needed to know.

Its not as pricey as i thought either.
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Re: Steering correction

on my 77 & 84 I just replaced the arm with my 4" lifts and they were, or I should say, felt to me like the stock turning radius.
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