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Ok, was going to move axle forward, but ol' papa bear put a stop to that idea. Now I will just be lifting the truck (82) 2, maybe 3 inches. Question is what, if anything, do I need to do to correct the steering. Dropped drag link? How much will that cost?
 

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Recenter your steering wheel, thats about it
if your at or under 3". If your only going
3" why not a body lift? <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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because the only reason for me doing any lift at all is to get more flex. I'm putting S-10 springs/longer shackles in the rear, and rear+front toy springs/longer shackles in the front.
 

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I say just get the lift on first, then fix the steering;
My truck didn't have andything done to it with the old lift
I think it was between 2.5-3.5" of lift
Don't spend the $ on a drag link
maybe wait until the swap-meet and see what you can find there
someone may hae gone to cross-over and want to bail on the drag link
after fighting with my springs I wish I just could of spent the money on proven system
Your rears are going to be too soft for the front, when you use rears they should be 2-3"lifts from the rear, that way they will handle the extra weight of the front.
good luck Ben .....
and hope your u-bolts aren't a pile os rust like mine was
 

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Originally posted by Ben:
<STRONG>And how would I go about recentering the wheel?</STRONG>
Just pull the steering wheel off and replace
it in the correct position. I had to do this
after about every wheeling trip until I did
cross-over. Good luck with your project, and
let us know how it worked out

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I have Old Man Emu springs (2.5" lift) on my 85 4Runner and am using the stock draglink. I have had this setup for 4 years and have no problems at all. For a mild lift your steering should be fine with stock components.

I will be doing crossover at some point, probably as soon as I break a steering arm or draglink.

Allan
 

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"wait until the swap-meet and see what you can find there"

Yeah, thats what I plan on doing if I use a dropped drag link at all.

"Your rears are going to be too soft for the front, when you use rears they should be 2-3"lifts from the rear, that way they will handle the extra weight of the front."

I won't be using the rear springs as is. I'm using a couple leaves from the rear and a couple from the front. A few people on here have done that with good results. If that doesn't work I have a bunch of spring packs to screw with to get it to work! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

"hope your u-bolts aren't a pile os rust like mine was"

U-bolt are fine, I cleaned them off and painted them the other day. No deep rust, and the plates are good too. I ordered my shackles for the front today, so now all I need to do to make all this a reality is make a trip to everett steel to get some square tube for my springs hangers, then put it all together! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 
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