Post leveling kit problems - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Suspension & Steering Discuss OEM & aftermarket suspension, lifts, air ride suspension, shocks, steering components, etc.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 06-20-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seabrook,Texas
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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 ?
porttito is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 06-20-2010, 07:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
wired1's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,081
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
you need castor cams and an alignment.

2013 F150 FX4 EcoBoost fully loaded with the app pkg on Icon 2.5" coilovers
06 F350 Lariat-PMF 8" on 37'sSold
09 F350 ccsb Pmf 7" on 37's Sold
01 F250 ccsb 6" on 35's with to much to list Sold
98 Cobra Vert 583 RWHP Sold

wired1 is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 06-20-2010, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seabrook,Texas
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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 ?

2004 F-350 FX4 SRW 4X4 Lariat
Cooper STT 315/75R16
Dick Cepek DC 1's
SCT Spartan tunes
porttito is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 06-21-2010, 04:17 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Davey~do's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lumberton, TX
Posts: 855
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Davey~do is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 06-21-2010, 02:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
amdriven2liv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,335
Thanks: 6
Thanked 47 Times in 42 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I was just going to order the Newton 3" lift. Wonder if anyone else has had some issues with this lift?
amdriven2liv is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 06-21-2010, 03:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wellington Nevada
Posts: 8,704
Thanks: 1
Thanked 42 Times in 41 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Junk....get a quality lift kit that is enginered not ebay crap with spacers...

OP..sell it and get a kit thats complete..
CT Performance, Inc. is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 06-22-2010, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seabrook,Texas
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2004 F-350 FX4 SRW 4X4 Lariat
Cooper STT 315/75R16
Dick Cepek DC 1's
SCT Spartan tunes
porttito is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 06-22-2010, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Seabrook,Texas
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Caryt, gonna take your advice and buy a complete lift . Thanks.

2004 F-350 FX4 SRW 4X4 Lariat
Cooper STT 315/75R16
Dick Cepek DC 1's
SCT Spartan tunes
porttito is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 06-23-2010, 04:08 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
DCSpecial's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,276
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It's on a 04?


Loose trac bar makes sense.


If it was an 05+, then I would have said caster as well
DCSpecial is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome