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Has anyone got x/over with v8/v6 (hysteer or standard) ?? If I look at mine (with a V8) the sump would come in contact with the steering rods !!
What have people done to aviod the contact??

I was think about either getting a sump that has the oil pick up at the rear so avoiding the problem. Or modifying the sump. Any other idears?? (No I cant do a drive train lift)

Any pics??

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The Tacoma SAS'ers have to change over to a rear sump, and I'd guess that would be the easiest thing for you to do too.
 

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I had hy-steer on my 86 SAS with a 4.3 for a while. The tie-rod hit the front of the oil pan - I'm only running about 4" of lift and super soft springs. I recently switched to standard cross-over and have no more problems.

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<font color="yellow">What V8 are you running? Ford? Chevy? I know the SES (Supra Engine Swap) typically requires you to replace the oilpan with one that has a rear sump on it for diff/draglink clearance.

But that's about ALL I know. Since I still have the undulating, throbbing power of a 22RE under my hood. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by MasterYota:
<STRONG><font color="yellow">What V8 are you running? Ford? Chevy? I know the SES (Supra Engine Swap) typically requires you to replace the oilpan with one that has a rear sump on it for diff/draglink clearance.

But that's about ALL I know. Since I still have the undulating, throbbing power of a 22RE under my hood. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"></STRONG>
I am running a Australian GMH V8. The low part of the sump is at the front of the engine and by my calculations will hit the steering components. I also run a low lift( about 3") this would be a factor. I know I can get a sump that has the low end at the rear of the engine, but it might hit the diff under spring compression ???


Brandon you are running a Ford motor right? Isn't the sump lower then the frame rails?? If so wasn't the original 4 cylinder sump at the same level as the frame ???
Are you going to run hi-steer or normal x/over??
Do you have any pics ??


Rockota, does high steer and standard x/over have that much difference. It looks to me that the drag link is in the same place and this would hit the sump first ??? On mine the drag link would hit the sump !!
Do you have pics??

Chris.

[ 09-07-2001: Message edited by: cbr ]
 

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I have a 4.3 with All Pro High Steer. I swapped my S-10 pan
for an Astro pan for clearance. Now the tie rod just barely touches
the front of the pan. No dent, just a little "clean" smudge.
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Originally posted by ROKTOY:
<STRONG>I have a 4.3 with All Pro High Steer. I swapped my S-10 pan
for an Astro pan for clearance. Now the tie rod just barely touches
the front of the pan. No dent, just a little "clean" smudge.
Jay</STRONG>
Had a look at your site couldn't find any pics. Do you have any pic's that shows the sump in relation to the frame and steering components

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Originally posted by cbr:
<STRONG>Rockota, does high steer and standard x/over have that much difference. It looks to me that the drag link is in the same place and this would hit the sump first ??? On mine the drag link would hit the sump !!
Do you have pics??
[ 09-07-2001: Message edited by: cbr ]</STRONG>
The drag link is in the same place, but the tie-rod is what was hitting my oil pan - The drag-link is actually in front of the tie-rod and has plenty of room. Interestingly, I'm running an Astro pan already.
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Anyway, I have no clearance problems at all with the draglink... and now that the tie-rod is back down below the springs, I no longer have interference problems.

I don't have any pics showing the interference... sorry!!!
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Heres a pic of my 93 SAS with hi-steer/x-over on my Dana 60. I got a different steering arm since this pic was taken but you get the idea....I made this whole set up...<IMG width=640 height=480 SRC="http://www.pirate4x4.com/ubb/uploads/rockrods.jpg">
 
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