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Unread 04-21-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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Flattening the steering box?

Stock the steering box is tilted down in the front. I'm thinking of mounting it parallel with the frame rail, up into the grill a little bit. I'd have to run a dropped pitman arm instead of the flat, but it would give me clearance for my radiator X-member. This is what I'm working with:




Is there any issues I can't forsee running it flat? My thoughts were it would keep the pitman arm side the same height across the travel. I'm using GM high angle rod ends for my drag link.

Thoughts?

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Unread 04-22-2014, 03:55 AM   #2
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I don't see a problem with running the box flat, it wont hit the box frame as you swapped it over to tube like they normally do.

But what I do see is your approach angle is going to suck, no offence. Why is the Rad. so far away from the motor, I know you need room for the electric fan/fans but it seems like a lot or room in between there.

To me you can come back almost 6-8"s and that will still let you drop the winch in its hole and can make the overall of the front clip close a foot smaller.
Maybe you have other plans for the space, but unless your running 42"+ tires your bumper will be eating everything up front first.

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What I do see is your idea is going to suck, no offense. I think it'll be fine.

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Why is the Rad. so far away from the motor, I know you need room for the electric fan/fans but it seems like a lot or room in between there.

Jason.
I just have a V8 with a gutted grill. The grill is in the same position as stock, the bottom is tilted out an inch, and the tube bumper is close to the stock bumper. Probably just looks like a lot of room.
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