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Old 10-23-2010, 10:24 AM
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Stock Trac Bar issue?

So not sure how to explain this but the truck as a 6 inch life, the steering is a bit "off" it likes to travel to the right and left with a bit of play in the steering wheel, most of the time I have to slightly turn the steering wheel to get the truck to stay straight.

I was told maybe the bushings need to be replaced?
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:35 AM
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I'm having this problem too. Happened once i upgraded my tires from 32's to 37's

It's like when I'm on the highway i have to keep my steering wheel cranked slightly to the left/right to keep her straight. Gets annoying on long trips.
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:44 AM
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Yep that's exactly the same issue I am having. Sometimes I wounder if the person behind me thinks I have been drinking... lol
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Old 10-23-2010, 10:59 AM
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Yep that's exactly the same issue I am having. Sometimes I wounder if the person behind me thinks I have been drinking... lol
About a year ago or so i made a thread asking about this problem and the general consensus from everyone was to upgrade to a dual-shock steering stabilizer. Said it will keep her straight when driving and anytime i hit a pot hole or bump on the road it wont turn the wheel for me.

Price is the problem
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:07 AM
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I called a couple shops and asked the same question, they said it might help the issue but wont solve it.

I didn't think you needed a adjustable Track Bar unless you were over 8 inches in lift.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:10 AM
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Well if you find a miracle cure let me know. I'm open to any suggestions. Anything over an hour long trip and my arm gets tired of fighting the wheel lol
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Try some Rough Country dual stablizers. They are just a little of $100.00 and they worked for me.
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Check all your steering components for even the smallest amount of excessive play.

I had the same problem after awhile with my 5" lift, it turned out to be that the dropped steering arm nut had backed off just a little bit so I made sure to torque it down good and tight!

No more slop in the steering!
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:26 AM
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Check all your steering components for even the smallest amount of excessive play.

I had the same problem after awhile with my 5" lift, it turned out to be that the dropped steering arm nut had backed off just a little bit so I made sure to torque it down good and tight!

No more slop in the steering!
THanks man, I will check them all this weekend!
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The best way to see if there is any excessive play in any of the joints is to have someone in the truck turning the steering wheel slowly back and forth while you are looking close at each joint in the steering system.

The truck does not have to be running to do this, but the key must be in the run position.
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