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The official Caster Thread. Whats your number?

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Just got done taking my lift off with severly worn bushings/sleeves and putting Titan machine Ballistic control arms and Carli leveling coils. I guessed at the caster and put the cams straight up. The ride could not be better but even though the steering is tighter and more responsive, It has allot of bump steer and takes wild jerks toward the ditch or oncoming lanes. I figure I must be at less than factory specs with the caster as it is now.

What is factory specs and what is your favorite setting running slightly large tires?
I know theres a downside to too much either way can someone with good front end knowledge start this thread off. Lots of unsatisfied 2gen owners and lots running 35s like me Whats the magic numbers people? I have heard of having to buy a fox steering stabilizer and adjusting the nitrogen charge for the perfect track at highway speeds.

I have done the T style steering, upper lower ball joints, BD steering stablizer, a cheap rancho stabilizer, thurens Trackbar and the best 10 ply tires made as well as centramatics. All that remains is the steering box and shaft...

If I wouldn't have dropped over 1k on the Carlis and Control arms I would think about selling for a 3gen. Or a ford to put a 12v into
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I put the max I could in mine. Has been that way for several years and seems to be good.
 

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Cant belive no hourd of people to post here that are hungry for better steering/handling. I put this above the VP44 problems this is something u can adjust make better, all U can do with a VP is buy a overpriced blue chip or buy standard us built and pray. Some gamble and buy a chinese black pump.
 

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BUMP :agree2:

I am having to take my truck back the the alignment guy tomorrow to let him lick that calf again.... I need some ammo to help out here :thumbsup:....
 

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After a little research I have found... Ram steering specs

Specifications (my personal settings for every Ram I align):
Setting Left Wheel Right Wheel
Caster 3.2° 3.5°
Camber -0.10° -0.10°
Cross Caster -0.3°
Cross Camber 0.0°
Toe Standard specs, (maybe a little out if you tow a lot, they will pull in as the front end lifts up).

3 degrees to 4 degrees is the optimal caster setting
 
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