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Old 01-23-2014, 05:23 PM
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Bullet Proof Steering vs Stock steering

Anyone using the bullet proof steering setup? I have a 79 f250 crewcab 4x4 with a 3" body lift...bleh. The stock tie rods are worn out. The truck will get a 4" suspension lift eventually. What would be the pros or cons going with this setup? New to this stuff.
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Bump. Anyone have any insight?
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Good decision to ditch body lift, but if you are going to a 4" suspension lift, that means likely larger heavier flywheels called tires,
and they will take a toll on both steering and brakes ... and any lift will include steering adaptations.

Best advice I can give is "Red Head Steering Box" .... and Moog for other parts.

That truck has a solid axle and as I recall, a long tie rod end and a short tie rod end with sleeve between and a separate drag link
from pittman arm back to left frt steering knuckle?

If I am right, the drag link ball joints is where it'll wear most, the tie rod ends will last longer usually as they only move
when steered, not bumps. The drag link joints will move or "work" on every bump and turn.
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pretty sure that truck will have the "push-pull" drag link, with the crescent shaped steering arm on the drivers side knuckle.

your best bet is to do a true cross over steering setup, put the drag link above the leaf springs to a steering arm on the passenger, then make a new tie rod.
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Thanks for the replies. The truck has a 3" body lift on it. I assume the po did it to clear the 35" tires that are on there. I will be staying with the 35s. I hesitate putting anything but stock steering parts on this truck since its not a mud bogger or rock crawler. After all the stock parts lasted 30+ years! I almost lost my bumper this week. The PO didn't use lock nuts or washers under the body spacers. Idiot!
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