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Sterring issues!

OK guys I have the 2 1/2 leveling kit that goes ontop of the spring. I got the front end alignment redone at a shop in socal when I was there for xmas. It make a huge diff but 4k miles later it is back to how it was. They did say I had a tiny bit of play in the pitman arm. So I was wondering what I need to do to make this thing steer good with the leveling kit. Does anyone make a pitman arm that wont wear out after 30,000 miles. I told the last guys that did the alignment that I had a leveling kit and what ever they did helped but it went away after about 4k miles. Is there anything that I need to do before hand to help with the alignment.
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I have had a 2.5" leveling kit on top of the coils on my truck since the first week I had it. 72,500 miles down the road and my truck has only had the tires rotated and balanced when they need it. Never had an alignment since the kit was put on. Sounds strange to me that you would already have issues after 4,000 miles.

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im in the same boat as you and need some help. i too have issues with my steering. i put in the rize 2" that goes on the bottom of the springs. not only is my steering wheel always ****ed a little to the left, but my axle sits a little bit to the left now. what can i do to fix this??



also i dont think it is from the leveling kit but my rear axle seems to sit a bit to the right. i can see more tire sticking out on the right than the left, anyone know what could cause this??

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If its off a little, a track bar relocation bracket will help

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im in the same boat as you and need some help. i too have issues with my steering. i put in the rize 2" that goes on the bottom of the springs. not only is my steering wheel always ****ed a little to the left, but my axle sits a little bit to the left now. what can i do to fix this??



also i dont think it is from the leveling kit but my rear axle seems to sit a bit to the right. i can see more tire sticking out on the right than the left, anyone know what could cause this??

thanks
This stuff is easy to fix. Do a search on adjusting your steering wheel. There is a thread on it where DCSpecial explains how to readjust your steering wheel. It only took me about 20 minutes to do it out in my driveway. I don't have time to search for the thread for you right now, but, I'm sure you'll find ...

As for the front axle sitting off center, you need to have a trac bar drop bracket or an adjustable track bar like the one that Icon sales.

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