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Old 06-20-2010, 06:22 PM
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Post leveling kit problems

Bought and installed the 3" Newton leveling kit w/track bar spacers. Truck drives horribly now. Bump steers a little but is wandering really bad.
Any thoughts ?
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Old 06-20-2010, 07:07 PM
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you need castor cams and an alignment.
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:22 PM
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Thanks for the reply wired1.
Where do you buy these ? Are they found at any auto parts store or is this a specialty shop item ?
Would an alignment shop carry these ?
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:17 AM
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Any decent alignment shop should have them. Make sure to let the installer know you need 3-1/2 to 4 degrees of positive caster to make it steer correctly again.
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I was just going to order the Newton 3" lift. Wonder if anyone else has had some issues with this lift?
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:55 PM
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Junk....get a quality lift kit that is enginered not ebay crap with spacers...

OP..sell it and get a kit thats complete..
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:13 PM
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Update: In my hast and frustration I found I had left the track bar loose on one end. Steers as good as before the lift now.
Getting the track bar back on on was a PITA though and even with the spacers I can tell my axle shifted about 1" to 1-1/2" meaning an adjustable track bar is still needed to center it.
When money permits I will probably upgrade to a "proper" lift.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:15 PM
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Caryt, gonna take your advice and buy a complete lift . Thanks.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:08 AM
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It's on a 04?


Loose trac bar makes sense.


If it was an 05+, then I would have said caster as well
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