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Double Cross Over Steering

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en Stewart’s Chevy uses double crossover steering and a track bar run from the passenger side of the frame to the driver-side knuckle—opposite of how we typically see track bars and drank links. With a driver-side drop front axle, Ben’s track bar configuration causes the differential to move away from the oil pan on compression instead of towards it. Plus, by using a double crossover swing set pivot on the passenger-side frame, the angle of the second drag link (from the pivot to the driver side of the tie rod) is much flatter, and the track bar (which must mimic the angle and length of the drag link) can also be more level, resulting in less side-to-side movement of the axle as the suspension compresses.

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