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steering on a 6" lift

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#1 one eye

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 06:52 PM

What have other people done with the lengthening of the steering shaft for a 6" lift we've ran it to a few problems:confused: .


#2 GeneralDisorder


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Posted 01 August 2004 - 08:42 PM

Just add another steering u-joint - this allows you to have a weird angle and still attach to the rack...


#3 Qman


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Posted 01 August 2004 - 10:03 PM

Some have cut the steering column back a little to accomodate the angle. The addition of the second U-joint can accomplish this but you have to be careful. You can build in too much movement and the steering will feel floppy. We added a pillow block to keep mine in line. We had to add a couple different u-joints and the angles were kind of rough. After securing the pillow block the steering feels stock.

If the angles are too extreme you run the risk of tearing the rag joint, beware.

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Posted 01 August 2004 - 11:05 PM

I think it gets even trickier on an ea82 :eek: So far I have my rack clocked upwards, and I'm extending the crossmember 3" to fix the angles. Then the arms are being angled back to give a total 1" wheelbase extension and make room for the axles to the front diff (ea82 arms get in the way unlike ea81 arms)

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 03:18 AM

What's a "Pillow Block" Ken? Never heard that term used before.... maybe a pic would help.


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Posted 02 August 2004 - 08:05 AM

pillow blocks are bearing assemblys for shaft drives. For example: in HVAC units one end (of the shaft) would have a pully on it and the other end would have a fan. You just bolt the pillow blocks down to your frame.

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 11:16 AM

Bushbasher any chance I can check out your lift install. I've just finished the go fast mods and am know gathering parts for 6" lift, would be stoked to see what I'm really in for. I live up island but will be in Victoria within next few weeks.

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Posted 02 August 2004 - 02:35 PM

you could just take off a legacy steering column (has the joint)and custimize it for what you need.

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