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Old 11-10-2019, 08:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front End and Steering Upgrades

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My first post here. I'm upgrading my '90 v-1500 Burb with front end and steering upgrades, to a PSC gearbox, ORD box brace, cross-over steering w/hydraulic ram, beefed front axles/u-joints, Kingpins, new ring and pinions, 35" M.T. tires, selectable hubs, etc.

I pulled my OE steering box awhile back and made a real rooky mistake. I didn't bag & tag small parts and can't remember if there are any spacers that go between the box and the frame. I'm now ready to mount the new box and I've been looking for a picture somewhere that might show me the mounting hardware, but no luck so far.

Can anyone help?

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Old 11-10-2019, 09:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I moved your post over to the 6.2L section for more appropriate views and responses to your issue



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Old 11-10-2019, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nothing goes between the box and the frame the spacers go on the inside of the frame in this order,


bolt, lock washer, spacer, frame, then box on the outside of frame. hope that helps.


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Old 11-11-2019, 02:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks OK Diesel! I appreciate you pointing me in the right direction!
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Old 11-11-2019, 02:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks so much highdesertrange! I couldn't have asked for a better picture than the one you drew for me! I was thinking that those spacers went between the gearbox and frame because of the not so flat mounting surface on the back of the box. You wouldn't happen to know off hand what size they are (length) would you? Anyway, thanks so much for your most welcome help!
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Old 11-11-2019, 11:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hold up, back up. Your V1500 doesn't have king pins. Are you swapping a 60 in? If so that makes sense. You dont need hydro steering with 35's, save your money and time. Why are you changing ring and pinion? Don't like your gears? 4.10/4.56 is just fine for a 6.2 with OD.
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Thanks! Ment to say knuckels. Why hydro steering? Because I want it and 38" may be in the future. I've always been a belt and suspenders guy anyway, especially when the term "off-road" enters the picture. I believe a gear change from stock street gears to something like 4:10 would help the 6.2 off-road (mud/sand/snow), with a locker at the rear. It's going to kill fuel mileage but then UCV (Urban Combat Vehicle) rules apply here.
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77 Jeep Cherokee Chief 'S', 401, TH400, D-44's, 4" Skyjacker Susp lft., Hydroboost, 35" MT Baja; Griffen Al. Rad., on-board welder, currently sitting on jack stands waiting for engine build or swap + re-wire and other up-grades/mods (fuel cell/relocate battery's/axel & gear mods, etc.).
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Sorry, forgot to mention that the new knuckels are because of the addition of 'cross-over steering. Normally only the stock passenger side knuckle would have to be replaced, but the drivers side has been damaged. I'll sleep better knowing that a new one sits in its place. Thanks roadhog0!
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77 Jeep Cherokee Chief 'S', 401, TH400, D-44's, 4" Skyjacker Susp lft., Hydroboost, 35" MT Baja; Griffen Al. Rad., on-board welder, currently sitting on jack stands waiting for engine build or swap + re-wire and other up-grades/mods (fuel cell/relocate battery's/axel & gear mods, etc.).
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If you are getting 38,s i the future, upgrade the frontaxel to a Dana 60.
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Old 11-16-2019, 06:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I wheel and F'd up lots over the years so this is just my opinion.


You can dump some money into a 10B for axles, stubs, LSD, knuckle for cross over .... for what you can get a 60 for with some upgrades of it's own, the 2 downsides of a 60 are added weight & a slight loss of ground clearance.


Now a real plus's to a 60 is, waaay bigger bearings, and if you do a lil machining you can pull the outer hub & stub as 1 piece if you happen to do something fun enough to F up an axle or U joint in a 60, on trail repairs are pretty easy.







Hydro assist can be done at home with a DIY steering box end cap and drilling and taping the top cover, after that it's just hydraulic line and a 2x8in ram.



I would defiantly get a steering box plate and frame re enforcement bracket, ORD is a great source.




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