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post #1 of 8 Old 09-17-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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I just installed my lift a while ago. After installation my steering wheel is sideways even though my truck is going straight. Is there anything I can do to make the wheel straight again ? I know I should take it for an allignment but times are tough with money right now....

Another question, I bought a 4 inch lift, and the front after a few months sits realllllllly low. Is there any way to add more lift to a 4 inch rough country lift?

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There is a adjustment sleeve in the bar to center the wheel it is the bar that attaches to the pitman arm its down near the right spindle. Just loosen the two bolts and turn it with the wheels on the ground and watch the steering wheel find out which way centers the wheel!
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Can this be explained a little more on the procedure? Thanks!

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I gave a fair amount of info on how but here it goes to do it you need to get under the truck find the bar that goes from the pitman arm on the steering box down to the opposite side spindle where the brake rotor is there you will find the sleeve with 2 bolts you will see threads on both side of it loosen the bolts so it can turn spray in down with wd40 because it will be rusty. There is a slice that goes side to side in the sleeve i normally use a flat screwdriver in the slice and free the sleeve work it back and forth you may need some channel locks to turn it there is a tool for this but most dont have it but this way works fine. Put your key in the ing. turn the wheel so you tires are straight outside now you can see how far the steering wheel is off leave the key in not running so the wheel can move. Now you have to adjust the sleeve you just need to figure out which way to turn it the wrong way will make the wheel worse should only take about 4 turns or so to correct the wheel. You may have to repeat the steps to get it perfectly centered i test drive it to be sure but make sure you tighten down any bolts you loosen before you drive it! It is very easy to do just need to get you hand on it!
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I just seen your year of your truck the sleeve may be closer to the pitman arm!
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Ah good to go! It was a breeze... Now how to lift thefront another inch?

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Now how to lift thefront another inch?
Think of pretty women.

If you have a all spring lift now, get some higher hanger & shackles. Might need longer shocks and adjustable tracbar.

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