Ruffstuff Specialties Steering Kit
Dana 60 kingpin crossover steering kit.
This is a kit to switch from the short rearward facing drag link on your first gen cummins, or any old dodge or project running a kingpin dana 60 to a long left to right drag link. This kit is can be used with your factory tie rod,turning your steering into a crossover steering kit. The taper is the standard GM 1 ton.
The adjustment is easier because we add Hex Head TRE weld bungs so a cresent wrench is your adjustment tool, not a pipe wrench which will scar the tube and if too deep cause a major stress riser. Not to mention what it does to the paint...
These are stronger than stock because we use 1.5" X .25" Wall DOM tubing and the TRE's are much more beefy than stock.
You will receive:
1 - 54" of 1.5" X .25" wall DOM tubing
1 RH - 7/8" Hex Head Weld Bungs, 18TPI for Tie Rod Ends
1 LH - 7/8" Hex Head Weld Bungs, 18TPI for Tie Rod Ends
1 RH - 7/8" Jam Nuts, 18TPI for Tie Rod Ends
1 LH - 7/8" Jam Nuts, 18TPI for Tie Rod Ends
1 - GM 1 Ton Tie Rod End (Standard TRE TK234)
1 - GM 1 Ton Tie Rod End (High Angle ES2026R)
1 - Dana 60 High Steer Arms & Hardware (Passenger Side)
5 - Dana 60 High Steer Arm Stud & Cone Nuts
We supply more DOM than you need because it is way too easy to make a mistake in your calculations and you can always cut tube, growing it back is the hard part!
For you dodge, you are going to need a 2 or 4 inch drop pitman to complete this depending on how much lift your truck has. 2" should cover from nearly stock to 3", the 4" can be from there up and can be combined with a steering block to compensate for even more lift. Your steering box will be removed from your frame, removed from the 4wd adapter plate and bolted straight back to your frame with no plate a few inches towards the rear of the truck in the factory 2wd location. You will need to shorten your steering shaft or get a 2wd connection shaft. (This is the time to look into our 3-1/3 turn lock to lock top notch steering box and steering shaft coupler! Huge improvement, far better that the so called rebuilt boxes you see advertised even with bright colored paint jobs) you can also do some simple trimming to the old 4wd adapter plate and use it as a reinforcement plate on the back side of the frame.