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lift ???

how high do i have to start changing things in the front, as far as the pitman arm and stuff?

right now i have 2" shackles installed in the front, and plann on adding some 2.5" springs soon, thatll give me 4.5 in the front, will i be safe without anything else besides shocks?

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I have a 4.5 DR hanger kit and needed a drop pitman arm and a trac bar drop bracket.
I think you will need the same or you will have some steering issues (if it even bolts up at all)
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what kind of steering issues would i have?

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I think that anything over 3 inches and you need a drop pitman arm, if not then everything will not bolt up.

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i think skyjacker recommends a drop pitman arm for anything over 4". don't quote me thou.

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You should get a dropped pitman arm and a trac bar drop down bracket. The steering issues you will face will most certainly be bump steer, which is not fun believe me. You could also get a crossover steering and not have to get a dropped pitman arm but that is way more expensive.

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what exactly is bump steer, when you hit a bump and teh wheel goes where it pleases?

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what exactly is bump steer?
Bump Steer

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that sums it up thanks marty

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