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Old 10-09-2001, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well i'm getting a deal on a spring over axel lift, but money is a problem after that. i am aware you need cross over steering or a drop pitman arm, or something, and i was wondering what the cheapest(ok quality) way to go is. has anyone ever rigged up something on their own? or built their own? any ideas will help
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Old 10-09-2001, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i've seen lots of homemade z links. if you want to use a prebent draglink <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
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im new to all this , so how exactly would you set it up? and where would i get the stuff?
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Old 10-10-2001, 11:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you don't have the tooling to do it right (welder, good torch, etc.) it's better and cheaper to buy it pre-made.
$125.00 and its done. Heavy duty with a new tie rod end.
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I made my own cross-over steering for $20. If you have a die grinder, good drill press, and the welding know how it isn't hard. That being said, mine is trustworthy at 1 mph off-road, but welded steering components are not recommendable for street use no matter who does them. In many places they are actually illegal. A drop pitman arm will work for now as will a z-link. However, think ahead about where you want to go with your rig. In the long run, a quality z-link or cross-over steering will be better platforms to support your future upgrades. Only problem is they cost some serious money. <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
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