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No Power Steering On Flat Ground at Stop?

Today I was at a stoplight. I had absolutely no power steering assistance while stopped. Granted in on 35's with 4" lift leaf springs and stock trackbar bracket and pitman. Will the new trackbar bracket and pitman solve the problem?

Oh and yes Im serious. I have been piecing together this lift, buying parts as I sold others and couldnt wait to get the new leafpacks on.
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If you have your foot on the brake and try to tourn the wheels, it is almost impossible. It is that way with stock super dutys too. The knuckle is offset from the balljoints so when you try to turn the wheels they don't pivot around the balljoints. Next time you are at a light and it does that, let up on the brakes a little and see if it gets easier to turn. Sounds pretty normal to me.
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they to me are bad with stock tires , with bigger tires they will not turn , and nothing will make it any better


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Onto a related question. My steering wheel is turned to the right a little when going straight. Does an aftermarket trackbar bracket designed for a lift help correct this? For reference today I noticed when looking straight at the front of the truck the wheel seems to stick out a little more on the driver side. I don't know if **** is actual, but it appeared that way. Sorry for all the questions, but I just don't want to be pissing money away.
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Take it and have it aligned. Sounds like a toe out problem. They can make the steering wheel straight when aligning.
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Not that I think toe may not be effected, however Im leaning towards the lift pulling the axle to the driverside as the trackbar length stayed the same and the axle is essentially lower. It has to give somewhere and I think the axle scooted out on the driver side to compensate. Hopefully the new bracket will fix. Anyone have input or experience with this?
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as long as you get the pitman arm too, dont do one and not the other, horrible bump steer if you do

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Still should get it aligned after you get the parts installed.
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as everything moves lower steering and track(panhard) bars/links affectively get shorter so a drop braket and drop pitman arm will fix both of these problems.
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gotcha guys thanks...i appreciate the help. I will install both parts at the same time. Will align after, and in the meantime drive it as little as possible.
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