4x4 Labs High Crossover Question

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  1. franken60

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    I just purchased a complete hi-steer/ high crossover 4x4 labs steering setup for my 60 from a fellow local cruiserhead, are there any modifications I have to do to the Pitman Arm? I'm assuming the taper is different on the Chevy 1-ton rod ends than the one on the stock 60 series ends.

    I have access to machinery to bore it out to the proper taper if so, or are there any alternatives?

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    You could just get a tapered insert from ruffstuff.com but since you have access to a reaming tool I'd just do that. Only other obvious changes will be bigger Tie Rod and Drag link pipes to fit the 1-ton ends. I went with 1.5" DOM tubing
     
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    I have the complete set ( right and left steering arms, 4 1-ton chevy tie rod ends, both tie rod and drag link rods DOM)....just need to know if the pitman arm off the steering box needs to be altered from stock
     
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    Ah gotcha, well like I said you can either ream it out to fit the 1-ton ends or drill it out and put in one of the tapered inserts. Is your pitman arm off of an fj80? They are a little bit flatter than the 60 series ones.
     
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    No I have an 60 series pitman as far as I know....who sells the tapered inserts? your link may not be correct...did you mean Off-Road Fabrication Parts - RuffStuff Specialties ?
     
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