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post #1 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Wobbly front end

ok guys need some help here. ive got a 6" fabtech lift i have no slack in steering and everything is aligned.Now here is the issue when i hit a bump sometim i get like a death shake in the steering wheel. Could this be a steering stabalizer issue?
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Need more info..what truck, year, miles ..fill your sig when you have a chance.
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ok i updated my sig sorry about that. the truck has 62,000 miles on it

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here are some pics of my current stabilizer and its location




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im interested too..mine does the same thing....the dual stabilizer did not help mine at all, so dont waste your money. THere has got to be some other solution.

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check your track bar bracket. that is the #1 tell-tell sign. If it is not solid then i suggest driving with spurs and a helmet. If the lift came with a new bracket I like to weld them up. I learned a good lesson about 10 yrs ago when my truck went from the lane i was in to the fence 20 yrds off the road in the blink of an eye.
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To the OP..have you had a alinement since the lift, did they get you a printout? If so whats the Castor? I'd want 4-5* personally
Check the track bar bolts they must be 400lbs++ TIGHT

With your miles all other components should be ok but check Unit bearings, Tie rod ends and ball joints

Hold old your shocks?
I'd either replace your SS or get duals as the stocker isn't a high quality piece that will last..

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The 2" kit you got is just a spacer kit and the 2" kit is only spacers..you MUST use castor shims and a adj track bar or you will loose almost all your Castor and your axle will be shifted 1/2-3/4". Longer shocks are required or at least extensions.

Do you have these..optional with that kit, parts?
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build a new track with hyms an buy 2 stabilizers , it will never shake after that.. stock track bars are only good on stock trucks..

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which is the trac bar?

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i bought the truck as it was so what all was done to it was befor me if someone would please so me a pick of the track bar i will check it.

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