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I am currently doing some upgrades on my steering system and I want to revisit the subject of crossover steering.

#1: Can it be done on my 93 3/4 ton D60 front setup?

#2 What exactly is the advantage of crossover steering?

#3 For a truck that stays on road most of the time, drag races, and does truck pulls, would it be any kind of advantage or be worth the cost of the system for daily driving and occasional offroading?

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Cummin said:
#1: Can it be done on my 93 3/4 ton D60 front setup?
Yes, see the Dana 60 crossover steering how to

Cummin said:
#2 What exactly is the advantage of crossover steering?
Eliminates bumpsteer normally caused by larger then stock tires.

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#3 For a truck that stays on road most of the time, drag races, and does truck pulls, would it be any kind of advantage or be worth the cost of the system for daily driving and occasional offroading?
If you have bumpsteer then yes. Plus it looks cool :)
 

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Sorry, (dumb college kid)... what is "bumpsteer"?
 

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Sorry again, too much beer or too much studying (maybe both??? :D ) I can't find that how too on crossover... where is it at?
 

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bumpsteer is when you hit a bump or pothole and your truck jumps over into the other lane. Sometimes it happens without even hitting a bump.

Look way up at the top of the page. Click on How To. Then scroll down till you find the right crossover steering howto.
 

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Even if you avoid potholes, bumpsteer will get you if you drive through a puddle at 30 mph...bad mojo it is since here in Fla we have 10 foot ditches on the side of the road.
 

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timdog said:
Even if you avoid potholes, bumpsteer will get you if you drive through a puddle at 30 mph...bad mojo it is since here in Fla we have 10 foot ditches on the side of the road.
actually that is hydro steer, or hydroplaning
 

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bumpsteer is when the steering is changed when the suspension cycles
your draglink is very short in stock front to back steering
when you hit a bump the leaf springs compress and move upward and rearward due to them being solidly mounted in the front
your drag link cannot move rearward, and when it moves up it's effective length most likely shortens
combine those and you get a steering input to the left on compression without the driver input
a la 'bumpsteer', the bump did the steering
going crossover will change your bumpsteer but cannot eliminate it, not much can eliminate it
with cross over you will get a drag link that is 34ish inches long vs the stock one that is about 12 inches
basically for an inch of travel at the end of the link the effective length changes much less the longer the link
do the math on radius of 12 vs radius of 34
I recently completed my 91 dodge sourced 60 front crossover
much improved steering IMO
 
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