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In the solid axle toyota steering,what is the best way to fix the steering after putting on 6 or so inches???? The only thing i have seen is a dropped drag link. Any other suggestions??????? <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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crossover steering is great, but if youre asking this question you probably have some reason for not doing that yet $$$ or whatever, anyway, I still havent gotten around to going crossover, and havent had any problems, not to say i wont though, the dropped drAg link has been working fine
 

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I'll simply refer you to Chris Gigers explanation on All-Pro's site: (LINK)

And then, for a little more info, to another page on their site: (LINK)

Also, I can't personally comment on crossover since I currently run an independent suspension. All I can say is that this is one of the few modifications that improves BOTH on and off road handling - instead of improving one at the expense of the other. You can expect the truck's steering to be vastly improved over stock. However, it is pricey.</font>
 

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<STRONG>In the solid axle toyota steering,what is the best way to fix the steering after putting on 6 or so inches???? The only thing i have seen is a dropped drag link. Any other suggestions??????? <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
If you cannot afford X-over steering yet get the dropped drag link and flip the ball on the "J" arm. I did this on two arms for a friend and it is not easy to get the ball out once you have ground the "mushroomed" head. It took every thing that my 20-ton press had to press it out. When you put it back in pre-heat the arm and weld it on both sides and let it cool naturally Be careful when wheeling with the "J" arm steering, if you hang the drivers side front wheel in the air you will end up breaking the "J" arm.
 

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Crossover is the way to go but this is how my flip ball looked before I had crossover.

<IMG width=549 height=382 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/flipball6.jpg">

[ 09-18-2001: Message edited by: 4RnrRick ]
 

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I installed croosover this weekend and can honestly say it makes my truck drive MUCH, MUCH better. It is by far more expensive than the dropped draglink.

If you want to go the dropped draglink route I will sell you mine that I used for 4 months for $40 plus shipping. It is made by Pro-Comp and was $80.00 through Summit in May.
 

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The stock steering with dropped drag worked
great for years for me. I got tired of the
steering wheel being in a different position
after every wheeling trip, something had to
be bending. I finally did cross-over and its
been great. <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 
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