There are two basic forms of steering on a front straight axle: push-pull and crossover types. This is a typical push-pull style steering setup (side view) on a straight-axle Chevy Blazer. The pitman arm at the upper left moves the draglink fore/aft and the steering arm on the knuckle translates that linear motion to steering at the knuckle. As lift is added, a raised steering arm and/or dropped pitman are often needed to accommodate the lift distance. The short draglink on this type of steering limits the amount of axle droop before some binding occurs and is typically not appropriate for large amounts of droop travel or articulation. Straight-axle Toyotas were equipped with a similar steering configuration from the factory.