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Old 08-09-2011, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wanting a solid front-end !!! lifted trucks reply

i hit bumps and think i left my front axle a mile back.

dual steering stabalizer + bushings + track bar + traction bars
will that help??? lol. i've gotten to where i would be fine dropping 1,000 dollars on my front end !!!! after boot camp this winter, i will have money i made it boot camp and nothing to spend it on. (they feed us and we have shelter) lol

what should every lifted truck have up front ???


doesn't a 3rd gen track bar fit a 2nd.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Mine rides like a caddy, no death wobble or anything. I have a 6 inch lift with 41 inch iroks.

No steering stabilizers.

What I did do is install a DT track bar, Made my own steering links with heim joints, Fox shocks, Long arm Cepek links.

I think the combination works great, only wore out a couple of heims so far and I have had the steering setup for about 7 years. Replaced the heim on the DT track bar once. Make sure the ball joints and everything else is tight all the time. Also make sure the angle and length of your track bar is the same, or close to the same angle of your steering bar so you don't get bump steer.

Also make sure you have a slight amount of toe in on your tires and about 4 degrees of caster.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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CPP 3rd gen adjustable track conversion would work pretty dang good, that's what I had on my 2nd gen that had thuren springs and cepek long arms
A Custom Diesel steering brace off of ebay would help too
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Old 08-10-2011, 12:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Crossover style steering and a steering box brace (aka DSS) will tighten up the front end drastically.

Of course, everything else in the front end needs to be good and tight, but the brace and crossover steering was the only way i could get mine to stop going wild on the highway with my bias iroks! LOL

A good steering stabilizer is nice as far as 'feel' goes, but they are intended for pretty much just that. They are not designed to nor will they cure a death wobble (only fight it until it pounds out the stabilizer). I would suggest you go without a stabilizer until you are certain you have cured the DW, at that point you can throw on a stabilizer without worry of temporarily masking an underlying issue.
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My 98 has a 5" lift, 35 bfg at's, and thinks its the only thing on the road, I hope I don't get pulled over and get accused of dui...truck off in park, the steering wheel has about 6 inches of play, its very aggravating, I think it may be in the gear box...?
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im gonna do bushings . steer box. for sure.
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My 98 has a 5" lift, 35 bfg at's, and thinks its the only thing on the road, I hope I don't get pulled over and get accused of dui...truck off in park, the steering wheel has about 6 inches of play, its very aggravating, I think it may be in the gear box...?
Have you tried adjusting the preload on the box? If nothing else is loose in the system you can try that. There is an allen screw with a nut on it on top of your box, loosten the nut and tighten up the allen screw a few turns. If you do it too much, your steering will be too tight, so it may take a few adjustments to get it right.
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Have you tried adjusting the preload on the box? If nothing else is loose in the system you can try that. There is an allen screw with a nut on it on top of your box, loosten the nut and tighten up the allen screw a few turns. If you do it too much, your steering will be too tight, so it may take a few adjustments to get it right.
Yes, I plan to adjust it when I get it back...its under construction
Someone decided they wanted to be in my lane more than I did today..so...I had to adjust that screw on my duramax when I got it too...I think some people are scared to adjust them, but I'll try anything to fix that crap...Anyone know a good place to get a cowl hood, grille, front bumper, for a good price? Lmc has a cowl for $570 plus shipping, my 99 has a cowl hood on it I i love it!
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