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After level kit install

Is my steering wheel going to be about 80 degrees off? I installed a 2.5" front with a 1" in the rear. Drives fine but the steering wheel is off. Is this normal? Going to get an alignment as soon as the new tires go on. Thanks for the input!

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Perfectly normal, not a big deal if you can live with it til you get an alignment..

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Is the steering off because the track bar makes it all shift to the left?
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looking at the geometry of everything, the axle moves 2.5" away from the frame where the pitman arm is located. The kit i purchased has track bar drop spacers, so with the added distance the steering link to the axle is pulled and the slack comes from the steering wheel off center. hope this makes sense

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Is the steering off because the track bar makes it all shift to the left?
From what I understand...yes. I need to get mine fixed because the left side sticks out about an inch.

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If it bugs you, there is a tie rod end adjusting sleeve that can be turned and will move the steering wheel without affecting the alignment at all.
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