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post #1 of 13 Old 01-15-2014, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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Lifted truck doesn't feel right

I recently bought a 05 f250 harley which drove pretty nice. I installed a 6 inch rough country lift kit, not the one with radius arms. I also added 37 inch tires and had it aligned. At first it was real sloppy and found that the pitman arm nut had loosened up so bought a new nut and that seems to have fixed that but the truck just seems to wander a bit and pretty bouncey also. I do have the dual steering stabilizer also. I've checked the front end a couple times and don't see any problems, any ideas where else to look?
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track bar ?
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Track bar is tight. Also notice that the springs in the front bow forward a bit, is this common. Kinda scary since there really isnt anything keeping the springs in there.
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i could be wrong but i dont think they are suppose to bow forward ... did it come with drops for the raduis arm ? is there a leveling kit stacked on top of it ?
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Yes it has drops for the arms. no blocks on top though
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[I] have a 6inch rough country and this is how my springs look, ialso have steering stabalizers,
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The coil bowing is pretty normal especially for those taller coils.

You say that you hade it aligned but what were the final specs after the alignment?


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37 by what on what rim width?

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I can tell you exactly what the problem is. The Rough Country has flimsy drop down brackets for the radius arms. I had the same lift when I bought my truck and mine would wander and hunt around the lanes depending on how good the road was.

I started at the radius arms on my truck, went with Fabtech radius arms and removed the drop down brackets. The difference was immediate now the truck goes where I point it.
Plus drop down brackets look bad on a 6" lift, the oem radius arms stick out like a sore thumb. 4" you can get away with but not 6".

Also make sure that everything is tight including U-Bolts on rear axle.

Good luck on it, I know from my own experience with my truck.
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Is it a radius arm drop or a 4 link?
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