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What to do after lifting 05+ SD

I had a Rough Country 6" lift installed a few weeks ago. Rolling on a set of 35" Toyos and 20x12 wheels. I love how it came out. It doesnt pull to either side and handles great. HOWEVER, it scrubs the inside fender when I turn it all the way to the left, but not the right?? If I turn the the left all the way and hit a bump it sounds like its about to tear the fender well out..lol


Installer says I shouldn't need an alignment. Which it does track strait as an arrow. But what about Castor?

I don't know any shops around me who specialize in alignments on lifted trucks. And I don't want to pay a shop money to come out the same as it did going in.

Can someone give me an idea on what I need to do to make sure everything is right. Should it be aligned even though it doesn't pull? Any Ideas on why it scrubs to the left and not to the right? Can this be adjusted?



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Should always do an alignment with either new tires or new suspension or steering parts, even though it doesnt pull that doesnt mean your tires areny pigeon toed. Its cheap insurance to help your tires last longer, it shouldnt rub either way with the size you have for tires and lift but they can fix it

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you may a track bar issue, you truck may still track straight if the toe wasnt changed, but that dosnt mean that the track bar is adjusted correctly or the drop bracket if equipped isnt quite correct. this will cause the axle housing to be shifted to the driver side, and there fore creating a possible rubbing scenario.


now, on a diferent note, why such a wide wheel, have you ever researched srub lines ? and why these are important to wear of parts and overall saftey to your self and others...... start looking at scrub line and see if you care to still run a wide offset wheel.

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I have been reading into the trac bar issue and I think you may be correct. I need to find an adjustable trac bar.

I went with the 20x12 simply because I love the look of a deep dish wheel. I had 20x12's on 40" Toyos on my old 02 7.3 with 12" of lift and never had a single issue out of it the 180k I owned it. (Drivetrain wise)

I eventually plan on going up another 2 inches of lift to run a 37/13.50 . The tires I have now are 35/12.50 blown out on the rims...

I need to do some research I guess and find a good alignment shop to check it out for me!



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even if the trac bar is off to one side it's not the end of the world ,, but an adjustable one like precision Metal Fa sells would center he axle

mine has been off for a few thousand miles I just haven't got around to getting it situated

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i am by no means saying wide wheels are bad, but look into scrub line, and youll see what i mean, typically the large diameter lets one run deeper offset, this offsets the scrubline back to a stock or ideal range.

it sounds like a drop bracket was installed, but the track bar is stock or non adjustable..... i would start by doing some measuring from the rails down.

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Yeah the kit def. had a drop bracket and used the stock track bar.



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EGR Delete
4" MBRP Turboback Exhaust, No Cat, No Muffler
S&B Intake
SCT Tuned by IDP & Vivian
Sinister Coolant bypass filter
Updated STC Fitting
Blue Spring upgrade
EDGE CTS



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Pro Comp Traction Bars
Dual Steering stabilizers
Dual Fox Resi's in the front
20x12 Moto Metal MO962 wheels
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get the adjustable trac bar first and then the alignment. icon and precision metal fab make nice units. personally i would go with the pmf unit, seems more heavy duty

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