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Old 07-20-2012, 08:25 AM
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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....
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:13 AM
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bump steer can happen from a lift. It means your steering is constantly searchign back n forth. A steering stabilizer helps with that greatly.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:32 AM
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I only have a single stabalizer prob should upgrade to a dual...
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:39 AM
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for 37's and a good lift... hell ya. But before you do that rip the k&n bs outta there.
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HAHA thats what I am looking at. I am about to pick a 6634 up on the way home.
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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.
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Check your axle pivot bushings also. F250's are not lift friendly. Lifts throw the steering geometry out of wack.
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Do yall recommend a new set up such as sky, supper runner, bullet proof steering

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...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....

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