High Steer or Crossover?? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 08:25 AM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
c0ckeddiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Union Grove, NC
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
High Steer or Crossover??

My stock tie rods are shot and I am getting a vibration or "bumpsteer" (not sure what bumpsteer really is, someone please explain more if you can) Just had an allignment done my tie rod boots are busted and had play in them when lifted up.
I was looking at a beefier steering system due to the lift and me going offroad sometimes but not really trail riding. I have looked at the complete system for at Bullet Proof Steering but its for a 1 ton. Will this work? Also, my leaf springs are in the way for the draglink to connect per thier measurment guide. Anyway around this?
Is there a different system to put it? What does everyone one else have. Need to get one soon because tie rod ball joints are on the verge....


Ne Desit Virtus "Let Valor Not Fail"
UNTIL WE FORM AGAIN...RAKKASAN!!!

1996 F250 7.3L
Edge Evo ---> about to rip that SOB out
K&N Cold Air Intake
37 ProComp Extreme A/T
Rough Country lift
2'' wheel spacer/adapters
CCV Mod
c0ckeddiesel is offline  
post #2 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 09:13 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bragg, NC/Buff, NY/Midlothian, VA
Posts: 5,630
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
bump steer can happen from a lift. It means your steering is constantly searchign back n forth. A steering stabilizer helps with that greatly.
85_305 is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
c0ckeddiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Union Grove, NC
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I only have a single stabalizer prob should upgrade to a dual...


Ne Desit Virtus "Let Valor Not Fail"
UNTIL WE FORM AGAIN...RAKKASAN!!!

1996 F250 7.3L
Edge Evo ---> about to rip that SOB out
K&N Cold Air Intake
37 ProComp Extreme A/T
Rough Country lift
2'' wheel spacer/adapters
CCV Mod
c0ckeddiesel is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 09:39 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bragg, NC/Buff, NY/Midlothian, VA
Posts: 5,630
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
for 37's and a good lift... hell ya. But before you do that rip the k&n bs outta there.
85_305 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
c0ckeddiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Union Grove, NC
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
HAHA thats what I am looking at. I am about to pick a 6634 up on the way home.


Ne Desit Virtus "Let Valor Not Fail"
UNTIL WE FORM AGAIN...RAKKASAN!!!

1996 F250 7.3L
Edge Evo ---> about to rip that SOB out
K&N Cold Air Intake
37 ProComp Extreme A/T
Rough Country lift
2'' wheel spacer/adapters
CCV Mod
c0ckeddiesel is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 09:59 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort Bragg, NC/Buff, NY/Midlothian, VA
Posts: 5,630
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
good deal my man Def fix those tie rods, those will cause a ton of sway and bump steer. Check the angle of your pitman arm... is it designed for a lift? You need a dropped pitman arm. Check your sleeve adjusters also.
85_305 is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 11:18 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
sgt dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: linden, ca
Posts: 320
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Check your axle pivot bushings also. F250's are not lift friendly. Lifts throw the steering geometry out of wack.

[IMG][/IMG]



1996 F250 SC/LB, 4x4 PSD, ATS stage 1 trans 5 star tcc, AC codes,TW tunes, magnaflow 4" exhaust, 6637 , FS 2500 bypass oil filter,pure power reusable oil filter, isspro gauges, dieselsite cpr fuel pump system, adrenaline hpop, pml rear diff cover ,ebpv delete,non epbv pedestal, king pin dana 60, swamps idm, tru cool 4739
USMC 1993-1998
Plumbers & Pipefitters L.U.447
sgt dave is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
c0ckeddiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Union Grove, NC
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do yall recommend a new set up such as sky, supper runner, bullet proof steering

Sent from my DROIDX using AutoGuide.Com Free App


Ne Desit Virtus "Let Valor Not Fail"
UNTIL WE FORM AGAIN...RAKKASAN!!!

1996 F250 7.3L
Edge Evo ---> about to rip that SOB out
K&N Cold Air Intake
37 ProComp Extreme A/T
Rough Country lift
2'' wheel spacer/adapters
CCV Mod
c0ckeddiesel is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 07-21-2012, 03:26 AM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
c0ckeddiesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Union Grove, NC
Posts: 47
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Bump

Sent from my DROIDX using AutoGuide.Com Free App


Ne Desit Virtus "Let Valor Not Fail"
UNTIL WE FORM AGAIN...RAKKASAN!!!

1996 F250 7.3L
Edge Evo ---> about to rip that SOB out
K&N Cold Air Intake
37 ProComp Extreme A/T
Rough Country lift
2'' wheel spacer/adapters
CCV Mod
c0ckeddiesel is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 08-17-2012, 06:03 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
leojr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 669
Thanks: 1
Thanked 8 Times in 7 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by c0ckeddiesel View Post
...I am getting a vibration or "bumpsteer" (not sure what bumpsteer really is, someone please explain more if you can)....
In a perfectly designed front-end the suspension pivot points and steering linkage pivot points allow each wheel to move up and down within its suspension travel so that the steering linkage does not affect the turning direction of either wheel. Especially important on road racing type vehicles, not so much on large lumbering trucks. If you run one wheel up on a Kia and you feel the steering wheel want to rotate one direction or the other, this is bump steer. If you roll through an intersection, over the crown of the crossroad, as you compress both front wheels into the low side of the cross road, and the steering wheel wants to rotate, this is bump steer.

The steering wheel rattle at certain speed is likely poor alignment, worn shocks, bent rims, slipped tire belts or bad tire balance. The 'death wobble' caused at certain speeds is likely the poor condition of various suspension components or the lack of or improperly adjusted support like a panard bar, etc. But these rattles and vibrations are not bump-steer. They may cause a bumpy steering wheel, but the are not bump-steer.

Or something like that....

Denton, TX

I envy those that know exactly which modification to make and in the most logical of sequences. But not enough to trade for my meanderings and misfires.

1996 F250 crew cab/short bed, 4x4, auto PSD, 6637 air filter, interior grab handles, stainless window vents, remote door locks work with engine running mod.
Link to my D60 refurb and OBS swap thread
Link to my OBS air vent R&R thread
Link to my grab handle install
Link to my tire size comparison pics

Last edited by leojr; 08-17-2012 at 06:13 PM.
leojr is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome