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post #1 of 17 Old 03-24-2013, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Decided to go Bigger (PICS)NEED STEERING HELP!!

Ok guys let me give the break down completely. It started as a rough country 4 link 8" lift kit. I added 2" spacer in the front and rear blocks and ran it as a 10 for a while. Well the pinion ate itself and I decided to get a new axle and completely replace it. Since I had the axle in the garage I decided to revamp it with new seals, bearings and give it a fresh coat of paint. My kids decided on purple so thats why I chose this. Anyway I decided heck since I have to pull the axle Lets lift it a little more!! SO I bought newton lift 10" traction blocks. I wanted PMF or OUO but to much for my budget. So I also bought Trevors PMF 3.5" rear Shackle. It sits real nice now in the back and the drive line angle is spot on. So moving on to the front, I repainted it and revamped it with new seals and such. I had a 2" lower coil spacer with the 8" coil before so I went ahead and ordered a 3.5" Upper coil spacer and yanked out the lower coil spacer and it sits now at 11.5" which is as far as I can go without having to index the transfer case and rotate it for the front drive shaft. I just got a BD adjustable trac bar from a buddy for a great price and couldnt pass it up! I got it after I had everything put together so here is where I am at. I finished the install attached everything and adjusted the draglink and bammm the steering radius sucks now. I can hardly turn left or right. My question is this. Im going to install the adjustable track bar will this fix the issue or did I go to high for the stock drag link? or did I just not adjust it right? If I cant figure this out Im just goint to throw some coin and get Trevors HD drag link coupled with the adjustable draglink and hope this fixes my steering woes.

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Talked to a couple of people and just went ahead and ordered Trevor's PMF HD draglink with the ballistic joint!!! HURRY AND SHIP IT FAST TREVOR!!!! LOL

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i really like that purple!

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Good looking rig, I've seen it around town.

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Looks great, whats with the three exhaust pipes???

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Thanks Wydopen!! Thats a Y pipe for my exhaust, I have the dual MBRP kit. It does look like three outlets!! Lol

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Ahh I see now, its an optical illusion, that one had me up all night...

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Love the color of the truck and my old car had a similar purple scheme...

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sick looking truck man was kinda optimistic on the purple but i like it man nice truck
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Thanks guys! I just finished the BD adjustable track bar install and man the steering alignment couldn't be better!! Its night and day! If you guys haven't flipped your track bar yet and running a lift, do it!! Cant wait to get Trevor's single piece drag link in I bet steering is going to be even better! I will get a pic up on the angles later gents! Finished pics soon also!


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