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#1999400 - 01/26/16 08:17 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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Will the van LCA's work on a d200?

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#2131695 - 08/12/16 11:15 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: justin412]
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I'm a newbie here and I realize this is an old thread, but part, if not all your tie rod clearance problems are because the center-link needs to be swapped end for end.

Also check the taper in the steering arms to be sure you don't need to turn the rod ends over and insert from the bottom instead of the top.

If they are installed wrong it can result in sloppy steering, possible bumpsteer and even rod end failure.

BTW, I'm a retired forklift, automotive and small engine mechanic.

Not to mention an active MOPAR nut.

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#2228888 - 01/06/17 06:11 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Budd]
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Reviving this thread some. Does anyone know the length, bolt head size and nut size of the LCA pivot bolt? Was planning to order the LCA's from Rock Auto and getting some Grade 8 bolts and fasteners off the internet for the pivot bolts.

Great thread and thanks for the help!

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#2230121 - 01/08/17 01:35 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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I havent did my swap yet, but I scored the lower control arms from a van with the bolts. I can tell you the bolts are grade 8 , 3/4 16 X 5" long

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#2230124 - 01/08/17 01:37 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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Did anyone figure out the solution with the tie rods being mounted on the bottom so the tie rod angle is not so sharp.?


Edited by johnscudashop (01/08/17 01:42 PM)

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#2230129 - 01/08/17 01:41 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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For the guys that did the Dakota drop spindles, Did you use the parts off the Dakota , bearings, rotors, calipers, caliper brackets ect. I scored some billtech 2600 first gen dakota drop spindles and wonder if I need to go to the junkyard for those parts


Edited by johnscudashop (01/08/17 01:41 PM)

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#2259716 - 02/26/17 09:09 AM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: johnscudashop]
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John--

Thanks for the help and info!!

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#2260054 - 02/26/17 05:23 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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I used original inner tierods custom sleeves and heim joints for the outer.

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#2260220 - 02/26/17 09:38 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: moparborn]
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Originally Posted By moparborn
I used original inner tierods custom sleeves and heim joints for the outer.


Did that fix the bump steer? Did you have any bump steer?

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#2260331 - 02/27/17 06:33 AM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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I did it all at the same time,drop spindles and heim joints,so I did not have any bumpsteer.

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#2260890 - 02/28/17 12:29 AM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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Thanks moparborn! Do you have any pictures?

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#2261086 - 02/28/17 12:36 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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I will get some when I get to the garage(its winter,work on it home).

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#2329325 - 06/30/17 07:23 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: moparborn]
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I would like to see pictures too

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#2340175 - 07/20/17 06:54 AM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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Another great and useful thread ruined thanks to Photobucket's greed.
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#2340190 - 07/20/17 07:41 AM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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I'm glad I never used photobucket.
it does sux for those who do searches for some great tech info only to be screwed by lack of photos.
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#2359359 - 08/24/17 08:15 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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I apologizes for the long delay,a lot of irons.
Here are some pictures of my tierods.


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tierod inner.jpg

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#2368250 - 09/10/17 10:36 AM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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I did like moparborn, I made some tie rod sleeves out of stainless,


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#2368253 - 09/10/17 10:42 AM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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Registered: 12/04/05
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I made some press in taper sleeves to use the speedway pinto heim studs. Im mounting the Heims on the bottom. If I get some bump steer I will mount them on the top. I need to tighten things up, Do the bump stops and get a Alignment. The crossmember might be to close to the ground, I may have to raise it a hair. But no more Camber or tie rod angle problems.


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#2368580 - 09/10/17 10:04 PM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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Nice job.they look good.

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#2427114 - 01/01/18 11:58 AM Re: How to Lower Your 1972-1993 Dodge Pickup [Re: Kevin I]
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Great write-up, bloody photobucket fn it up.

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