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I want to do the rear springs up front thing and move my axle forward on my 82. I have stock non-power steering, and don't want to spend the money for crossover right now. What all do I need to do to get my steering to work with the axle moved forward? I plan on around 3" lift, not much taller. So what do I need to do or buy?
 

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Good luck, I tried this with a set of 4" over, 1" relocated foward Alcans. The steering will hit under droop when you try to turn left. The steering arm hits the spring. Why dont you put a FSJ box on it and build the X-over bar, I also looked at a Suburban 2wd manual box and that'll work as well, my rig has a FSJ box on it and works great.

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I had a 5" lift, 1" forward, and 5" adjustable drag link. There were some ubolt rubbing issues and the steering arm was mashing the shock. Overall the steering just sucked. Spend the extra $ and upgrade to crossover of some sort.
 

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i have all-pro longer 5in.lift springs with dropped front hanger and longer shackels.with and adj.drag link,it works but i will be getting cross-oversterring next.the bump-steer is a pain in the ass...
 

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I made the mistake of spending $140 for a dropped drag link. I should of saved and bought a crossover arm/IFS steering box/draglink
 

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forget the steering, just jam the throttle
right???
well Ben I cut and welding teh steering arm for my 6" lift and cut and turned the steering rod, then rewelded it
still no power steering, but no interferance problems
in the search I saw a few guys just turning the attach pin upside down and that working
come over and ck out the rig........
 

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You driven it on the street yet, Bruce? I did a search on the arm flip deal, and I saw that a lot of guys had trouble with that?
 

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Alright, forget it. I just talked to my dad about it. He tells me what I can and can not do, and he told me I can not move the axle forward. <IMG SRC="smilies/mad.gif" border="0"> Sorry for wasting everyones time
 

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It's better to beg for forgivness than ask for permission....... But I think that only works with wifes! <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">
 

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But asking permission is better than begging for my truck back...
 

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Good call Ben! <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
I'm a dad of wheeling daughters and just for the record, I have 3-5" of lift, and the front axle moved 2 full inches forward. I use a dropped drag link that I shortened and it works fine. Bumpsteer is pretty bad but you get used to it fast. The biggest trick is to center the steering wheel, and spend lots of time adjusting the dropped drag link. No binding and no rubbing on droop or compression.

All that said, I will be getting hi steer crossover soon... <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Tired of bending tie rods on the rocks.
 

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Originally posted by budr:
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I'm a dad of wheeling daughters...</STRONG>
So who are you bringing to the Fall Gathering? <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> I was hanging out with CAZ this weekend and he wants you to bring your girls down to Paragon October 7th and 8th for the Girl's Fall Fest. You have to bring two daughters though so one can drive your truck and one can drive CAZ's 4Runner so he can get in to the event.

<STRONG>All that said, I will be getting hi steer crossover soon... <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0"> Tired of bending tie rods on the rocks.</STRONG>
Are you planning on making your own? Just curious because I told you that I have the All-Pro setup for sale. It looks like it is already sold now though. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

[ 09-09-2001: Message edited by: Dirty Harry ]
 

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Jus drive it with the steering wheel turned one way
the only downside is that you won't be able to turn all the way to one side.

are you relocating the shackle mount?
 
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