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new lift installed and a question...

I got my new Toyo tires on about three weeks ago. I also installed a 2.5" front and 4.5" rear kit from Newton with traction bars. I am very impressed with how everything came out! I do have one question, after I installed the tires I noticed the truck likes to wonder a little. It isnt anything to do with the lift because it started when I put the tires on and the truck was still stock. Will a dual steering stabalizer help with this? Its like the truck follows the grooves in the road. I am sure it has to do with the wider tires but was just wondering if the stabalizer would fix it.

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35/12.50/20 on stock suspension.



after 2.5" lift.




no more pulling it in the garage when its cold out to change the oil!
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lookin' good.. my tires do the same thing.

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Was it aligned? The wide tires kinda make it more noticeable especially when the pavement isn't smooth. I noticed with my 12.6" wide tires when driving over concrete that had ruts from heavy trucks would make the truck go crazy

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Wandering is the price you pay for big tires. have had it on every truck that I upgraded tires on.
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Thanks guys. It hasn't been aligned but it did it before the lift. Drove normal to the tire shop... Had wandering feeling when I left tire shop. I am sure it's the tires. Just wanted to see if the stabilizers had helped anyone


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Definitely would align it after the lift. Could have to do with the mounting and balancing if the tires

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Most new mud tires do that, The tall lugs are kind of soft but it will get better with time. You should drive a semi when you put new rubber on.....it makes you wonder if you forgot how to drive.

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@ p8ntballan2.....................where did you get your lift? The one thats on my truck is 3/4 in. lower in the rear. I need it fixed before I get the 37's. Bad thing is, I have NO idea whats on it now. Looks to me it's some spacers for the front springs and a couple on plates on top of the rear blocks.......and some shocks.


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These trucks need additional castor...best is 4.5-5* That and making sure you have equal toe in.

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These turcks need additional castor...best is 4.5-5* That and making sure you have equal toe in.
what would need to be installed to get the adjustments for additional castor? if anything at all?
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