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post #1 of 10 Old 03-02-2008, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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just lifted steering problems

just lifted my truck with an 8" 4 link fabtech lift and put a 2" spacer on that with 40s and since i put the lift on controlling this monster is really hard and unpredictable. the place that put the lift on recomended an adjustable track bar or something what do yall think

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bump for ya .... i am intersested in this too...

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Did they install a steering damper?? You can try the adjustable track bar. My truck was lifted 15.5" and I didn't have any steering problems what so ever. I didn't have the adjustable one either just cut the drag link put a sleeve on it and re welded it. I had 2 steering stabilizer and the truck steered straight as an arrow. The ride on the other is a whole nother story.

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yep ive got a dual steering stabilizer

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Is the trac bar and draglink at the same angle?? If they are not the same angle then you will have steering issues like bump steer. Does it happen when you hit a bumps in the road and it doesnt matter how big the bump is.

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why did u put a spacer in. is that like a body lift type deal? or a spacer in the coils.
even if it was a body lift i dont what that has to do with steering....hmmmm

i thought a steering stblizer woulda fixed that

I have 38.5 inch boggers and i could really use a stblizer. A problem i had with going that big is the Small stock looking drop pittman arm that came with the kit. Compare the stock pittman arm to the aftermarket one that came with the kit. If they are similar in size then that could be the culprit. I bought the largest one available and put it on myself and fixed any steering issues i had, except the wobble that would be fixed no doubt with a stblizer

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yes it happens when i hit bumps

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Since the angles are not same you need to correct that.You either need a dropped pitman arm or a drop bracket for the trac bar or both. Once you have that corrected I bet you wont have any problems after that. You may need an adjutable trac bar but I think once you get the other taken care you should be good to go.

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What is your caster angle?

Its been my experience that these trucks are very sensitive to caster angle. I started out with a drive off of the lot F250 w/ a 6" Pro Comp basic lift. It was ok as long as I wasn't towing any thing. The minute I put some weight behind it and the rear end droped, my caster angle went to crap. After a lot of money and trial and era I learned all about caster angle.

Does Fabtech offer an adjustment on the 4 link?

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what happened is the components are made for a 8" lift but with the extra height he now needs an adjustable trac bar or the 10" lift trac bar because of the block he add on teh coil.... his front end is not aligned in the center.... just buy a longer or adjustable trac bar
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