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Question Lighten the steering?

Is there any way to lighten the steering on my truck? as slow speeds its like driving a truck without power steering, (not exactly but you get the point). Whats with that? Do the 450/550 have a bigger pump or something? They have to turn the bigger tires so????? Anything? swap it out for a diffrent brand pump altogether? My fathers dodge 2500 runs taller wider tires and it turns much lighter....

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thats weird.. mine is always easy to turn.. and i'm running 37x13.5's ... i dont have any problems turning while stopped although i try never to do it.. i dont want to blow a hose or burn up the steering pump.. i always make sure i'm at least moving, but i can turn my wheels from right lock to left lock with 2 fingers

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thats weird.. mine is always easy to turn.. and i'm running 37x13.5's ... i dont have any problems turning while stopped although i try never to do it.. i dont want to blow a hose or burn up the steering pump.. i always make sure i'm at least moving, but i can turn my wheels from right lock to left lock with 2 fingers
You run 13.5" tires on a 8" rim?

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You run 13.5" tires on a 8" rim?
All day everyday bud! Looks and rides great ... Air down the tire a tad... Keep them rotated every 10k They're wearing perfect ...

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My Excursion you couldnt turn at all at an idle but after i changed the pump it was perfect! My F450 with the 22.5's on it which are basically 37's turns like butter Maybe you have a weak pump

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ive allready burned thru one steering pump and when replaced the problem went away but slowly came back after i got an alignment and rotated tires it went away.

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I'm surprised that 08 body style is not turning easy. Everyone I drove turned like a Cadillac turn the wheel all the way wih one finger. I think you might have a weak pump too. My 04 isn't bad at all. But as do I always try to make sure I'm at least barely rolling or so before I start turning too. I don't want to blow a hose either. But when it is still I can turn with ease. But not as easy as the newer body style

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