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post #1 of 3 Old 11-29-2008, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hard to turn

I had my truck lifted and 35 inch tires and 20 inch wheels put on it. Now when I start to turn I feel some resistance and have to start moving to get it to loosen up. Is this normal with bigger tires or is my power steering pump going out? I also added dual stabilizer did not help. This is real noticeable in a parking lot trying to get out of a parking space. Any advice would help....


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I would say normal, my old 150 with 33x12.5 was a biotch to turn, even after i put a new pump on cause i blew out the old one.

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Originally Posted by alberta 7.3 View Post
Yeah, I'd probably feel a bit drained after firing twice in rapid succession.
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yep its normal, no problems with the power steering.

...just remember that you are turning a lot more wheel/tire than stock and its more weight

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