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The search turned up lots of crossover information, but nothing specific about people using it on low lift applications.

I have OME springs (2.5") on my 85 4Runner and want to upgrade the steering. All-Pro's site says specifically that their HySteer setup is for 3" or taller springs.

Has anyone else with OME springs or others less than 3" installed a crossover setup? Was it a homemade affair?

Thanks for any info,

Allan
 

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You can go x-over with out it being hy-steer. It keeps the tie rod in the stock location. AP sells the arm for that also.
Standard Crossover Steering. This is copiedfrom their web site

Our basic, all cast crossover steering arms are back and better than ever. Now each double arm is made with the same 4130 Chromoly steel, investment cast process that we use to create our Hy-Steer system. Can be drilled for use with stock, FJ-80 or spherical rod ends.

Double arm only $250

Double arm kit, $479 Kit includes:

Double arm
Modified Pitman arm
Drag link with heavy-duty FJ-80 ends
IFS Mount kit
Used IFS Steering box $250 (IFS box required for use in pre 1986 applications) <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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The frame on my 87 is different, but my springs are almost flat. The two pinch points are between the spring and frame at full stuff. The IFS idler is above the spring. I've got some more work to do on it today and will take pics.
 

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Originally posted by aedavis:
<STRONG>The search turned up lots of crossover information, but nothing specific about people using it on low lift applications.

I have OME springs (2.5") on my 85 4Runner and want to upgrade the steering. All-Pro's site says specifically that their HySteer setup is for 3" or taller springs.

Has anyone else with OME springs or others less than 3" installed a crossover setup? Was it a homemade affair?</STRONG>
The '85 frame has an arched up part over the axle that gets you a bit more clearance than an IFS frame would have. I used to run 3.5" lift on my '85 4Runner and had problems with the draglink hitting the passenger side springs at full droop, and with the springs hitting the pitman arm at full compression. That was all resolved by dropping the front spring hanger for more clearance up front:

Crossover/Spring Hanger drop

Never had any trouble with the tie rod hitting the frame with HySteer, its closer to the axle and has more room.
 

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I saw a guy with a hame-made arm that worked with his low-lifted Toy, but he told me he didn't like it & was saving for an aftermarket arm. It seemed to work tho.
 

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<STRONG>Hi All
We make arms for low lift trucks. Flat arms, 1.5-inch rise, 2 inch rise and 2.5 inch rise. Just incase your interested

Rick
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Rick, Did you get my check for those arms yet?

Originally posted by aedavis:
<STRONG>The search turned up lots of crossover information, but nothing specific about people using it on low lift applications.

I have OME springs (2.5") on my 85 4Runner and want to upgrade the steering. All-Pro's site says specifically that their HySteer setup is for 3" or taller springs.

Has anyone else with OME springs or others less than 3" installed a crossover setup? Was it a homemade affair?

Thanks for any info,

Allan</STRONG>
In my searches I only found two companies that made arms for low lift trucks. Brian E at frontrangeoffroadfab.com and OTT. I went with OTT because they are making them. Talking to Brian, he kept telling me it would be a couple more months till production started again. When talking with allpro I was told that any of their cross over arms, standard or hi-steer, need 3+ inches of lift, might have been 4 inches.
I have ome front springs, both are 99A.
Scott Ellinger has a SA truck he was telling me about that is stock lift with hi-steer.

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just wheeled mine for the first time since SAS and the draglink hits the frame at full compression on passenger side and hits spring at full stuff on driver side. All-pro crossover and about 6 inches
 

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Originally posted by xextr3m3:
<STRONG>just wheeled mine for the first time since SAS and the draglink hits the frame at full compression on passenger side and hits spring at full stuff on driver side. All-pro crossover and about 6 inches</STRONG>
Talking with Brian from frontrange offroad fab, he thought carefull placement of the steering box on low lift truck would fix rubbing problems at the draglink. Rick at OTT seemed to think so too. Is your box is mounted in stock location with sas?

bobby
 
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