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AFCO 30271 1978-88 GM Metric Improved Geometry Steering Center Link

Specs
Material Type:
Steel
Sold in Quantity:
Each
Finish:
Natural
MFG. Part #:
30271
Hardware Included:
Yes
Centerline of Holes:
15.56
Overall Length:
24.38
Outside Diameter:
.93
Center to Center:
23.13
Notes
Includes castle nuts, grease zerks, and cotter pins.
AFCO 30271 1978-88 GM Metric Improved Geometry Steering Center Link
AFCO 30271 1978-88 GM Metric Improved Geometry Steering Center Link
AFCO 30271 1978-88 GM Metric Improved Geometry Steering Center Link

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Reviews (4)

Q & A (7)

What's in the Box

Info

Improved geometry drag link relocates the inner tie rod end to shorten both tie rod assemblies, which improves steering geometry by reducing the excessive toe out that is common to GM Metric chassis during normal suspension travel (bump steer). 

  • '78-'88 Monte Carlo G-Body

Instructions (PDF)

Customer Reviews

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
RATING BREAKDOWN
4 reviews
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1 Star
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RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT:

The Instegator
Verified Purchaser
Bay St. Louis, Ms

Great part for the money

March 29, 2016
Great Part
Cons:
  • None
Yes, I recommend this product.
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WildMan
Verified Purchaser
Verified Reviewer
Georgia

Good Product

June 16, 2015
Easily installed and toed other than having tho cut the skid extrusion off the front of the crossmember. Also had to deviate from the directions and toe the settings to the right to increase Left steering. Does reduce bump steer.
Pros:
  • Quick Set-up
  • Easy Installation
  • Reduces Bump Steer
Cons:
  • Lesser Lh Steering Range
  • Requires Alterations
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Richs
Verified Purchaser
illinois

drag link

February 15, 2014
Waste of money works no better than original after bump steer adjusting
No, I would not recommend this product.
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mike
Verified Purchaser
new berlin, illinois

hope it helps

December 14, 2010
installed product but have not raced with it yet. has good reviews from other racers
Pros:
  • To help front geometry
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Product Q&A

7 questions : 9 answers

1 answers

Do I need to adjust the pitman arm on my steering box? I just installed the center link, centered it with my frame and set the toe. I now only have a little over one turn lock to lock on my steering. I normally have two and one half. Do I need to center the link with the pitman arm off of my steering box, center the box and put the arm back on after they are centered? Does the center link quicken the steering? Thanks.

Tom44
Massachusetts, USA
July 18, 2013

Do I need to adjust the pitman arm on my steering box? I just installed the center link, centered it with my frame and set the toe. I now only have a little over one turn lock to lock on my steering. I normally have two and one half. Do I need to center the link with the pitman arm off of my steering box, center the box and put the arm back on after they are centered? Does the center link quicken the steering? Thanks.

Answers

July 19, 2013
EricM
This center link will reduce the your number of turns lock to lock some, however 1 1/2 turns less sounds like quite a bit. You may want to double check your toe setting and be sure that the center line of the center link is lined up with the center line of your lower control arm bolts. When this is done you want both tires pointing straight forward.
1 answers

what is the center to center length from pitman arm to idler arm

Ferg
Central IL
October 20, 2011

what is the center to center length from pitman arm to idler arm

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October 21, 2011
Jason
Center of pin to center of pin is 23 1/8" and from tie rod to tie rod is 15 9/16"
1 answers

What is the center-to-center measurement of the holes???

Newbie Racer
May 04, 2011

What is the center-to-center measurement of the holes???

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May 10, 2011
Mike
The center to center is 15.5”
2 answers

What part number of tie rods are needed when using this center link?

January 22, 2011

What part number of tie rods are needed when using this center link?

Answers

December 11, 2012
driver18
AFCO # 30201, this part number is listed in the installation instructions as an alternative for the 2 RH threaded tierod ends.
January 26, 2011
Ken
It is recommended to use the stock tierod ends and links with this center link (or the heim joint/adjustable models) and simply shorten them to suit (about an inch and a quarter). We offer the stock tierod ends under part numbers: 10630220, 10630221 and 10630230.
2 answers

HOW CAN THIS PRODUCT BE INSTALLED ON A METRIC CHASSIS BEING OVER AN INCH WIDER THAN STOCK METRIC CENTER LINK FROM STUD TO STUD?

klc
beloit, ks
February 03, 2012

HOW CAN THIS PRODUCT BE INSTALLED ON A METRIC CHASSIS BEING OVER AN INCH WIDER THAN STOCK METRIC CENTER LINK FROM STUD TO STUD?

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January 11, 2015
bomb
read the instructions bolts right up and it helps, you have to shorten up your tie rods I went an 1" off both
February 03, 2012
Mike
You actually need to cut the inner and outer tie rod ends on both sides down 5/8”-3/4” to make the geometry correct. This is for circle track racing only
1 answers

What is the center to center length between tie rod ends and from them to center of taper holes from each end? Is taper metric and will it fit taper on 2000 S-12 Blazer?

Big Dog
Sebring Fl.
January 24, 2012

What is the center to center length between tie rod ends and from them to center of taper holes from each end? Is taper metric and will it fit taper on 2000 S-12 Blazer?

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January 26, 2012
John
Part number 10630271 Center of pin to center of pin is 23 1/8" and from tie rod to tie rod is 15-9/16". It will have the same GM taper of 10 degrees and many Monte Carlo G body parts are the same as the S10 platform with exceptions such as track width.
1 answers

Do I have to change Idler arm and pitman arm lenght to use this centerlink? Isn't this wider then the stock centerlink?

Apepin
Ontario, Canada
January 14, 2012

Do I have to change Idler arm and pitman arm lenght to use this centerlink? Isn't this wider then the stock centerlink?

Answers

January 16, 2012
Mike
You actually need to cut the inner and outer tie rod ends on both sides down 5/8”-3/4” to make the geometry correct. This is for circle track racing only
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