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steering wheel after lift

I just put a ready lift 2.5 lift kit and 35inch tires on my truck. It rides good,looks good. Here's the thing the steering wheel is at a 90 degree's when the wheels are straight from were it was. Is this something Idid. Do I just need an alignment. Thanks for any help.
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no u can pull ur pitman arm off straightin out the wheel put the arm back on

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no u can pull ur pitman arm off straightin out the wheel put the arm back on
Yeah you can do that. But I would recommend an alignment as well

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Thanks guys. Iam already taking it in for an alignment. Will that take care of it or do I still need to drop the pitman arm. If I do need to drop the pitman arm do need to do that first.
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when u are getting the alignment done, just tell them about the steering wheel, they will get it all fixed up

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the only thing you need to do is loosen the turnbuckle on the drag link from the gear box to the front end , its called setting the clear vision, clear vision being called that so you can see the gauges correctly , have some one sit inside and twist the turnbuckle till straight, drive it see if its straight , if not fine tune it

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Markm could u post a picture of your truck with the ready lift and the 35's. i bought the ready lift leveling kit too and i was curious what it looked like.

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the only thing you need to do is loosen the turnbuckle on the drag link from the gear box to the front end , its called setting the clear vision, clear vision being called that so you can see the gauges correctly , have some one sit inside and twist the turnbuckle till straight, drive it see if its straight , if not fine tune it
exactly what he said but jack the front up so its easier to turn the knuckle.

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I'd park the truck with the tires straight....engine off but key ON (to keep the steering wheel from locking), turn the adjuster sleeve until the steering wheel is straight.



No need to remove the pitman arm.....as that is the improper way to do it.
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No need to remove the pitman arm.....as that is the improper way to do it.
the pitman arm and gear box are master splined any way

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