'88-98 GMT400 Ford Dana 44 Crossover Steering System

'88-98 GMT400 Ford Dana 44 Crossover Steering System

01-10 GMT800 GM D44 and 10 Bolt Crossover Steering

01-10 GMT800 GM D44 and 10 Bolt Crossover Steering

GM D44 and 10 bolt crossover and high steer

**Installing this system requires swapping to a 2WD steering gear box**

The straight axle GM trucks suffer from some serious steering problems, one of the biggest is due to poor geometry. The factory GM steering will fail to steer the truck when you're in twisted offroad situations, in fact, there are many times when the steering box is all the way to lock and the tires are pointed straight! Our solution to this is a "crossover steering" system where the draglink runs side to side instead of front to back. This dramatically improves the steering geometry and makes turning to the axle stops possible under all conditions.

With High Steer the tie rod (the link connecting the two knuckles) is moved from the stock location to the top of the knuckle. If you are consistently bashing your tie rod on rocks this is a great way to protect it. Keep in mind if you plan on moving your axle you can run into clearance issues. 

Due to clearance concerns we do not recommend moving the front axle forward if you're using the tie rod in the high steer location as this kit does

As low as $899.00
GM D44 and 10 bolt crossover and high steer
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Why do you need crossover/high steer?

What is needed for crossover/highsteer?

Why use our crossover steering kit?

Steering Gear Box Information

What about my sway bar?

Information for 9"+ lifted trucks

What is the difference between high steer and crossover steering?

Kit Contains:

Pitman Arm (This is the arm attached to the steering box shaft)

Steering Arm (These are the arms that attach to the steering knuckle on the axle, All right hand steering arms will have 2 holes so they can be upgraded to our High Steer conversion later if necessary.  All D44 and 10 bolt arms are also drilled with the extra bolt hole to bolt on Reid Racing HD knuckles or factory knuckles.)

Two high strength stud kits, studs, cone washers and lock nuts.

Draglink (This is the link that ties the pitman arm and steering arm together. We sell the tube threaded on each end with the ends installed)

Tie Rod Ends (1 LH, 1 RH with jam nuts and castle nuts.  These are a new HD end with angle capability similar to a GM draglink end but with the short strong shank of a tie rod end.

Our tie rod ends are manufactured specifically for us.  Factory GM draglink ends have good angle capacity, but have long shanks that can cause clearance issues.  Factory GM tie rod ends are nice and short, but have very little angle capacity.  Our ends are built with the best of both worlds, this is crucial in many applications (particularly 67-87 GM straight axle trucks) as many times the bend in the draglink has to start as soon as possible to clear the engine crossmember, the extra shank on draglink ends makes that impossible.

Additionally, our tie rod ends are a metal-on-metal design with a preload spring on the bearing race (sort of like the upper kingpin on a Dana 60), that helps keep the joint tight even as the parts wear.)

Driver's side steering arm: This is the arm that attaches to the driver's side knuckle so that the high steer tie rod has a place to mount.  4 tapered holes to work with stock or aftermarket knuckles.

Tie rod: This is the piece that connects the two knuckles together, comes with ends.

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