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here is a pic...need diagnoses..is this draglink angle too much ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jakeslim, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    I have bumpsteer after new springs were installed in front. From the 8 million post I read on bump steer(searched), I got the message that the draglink should be level. So tell me doc, is it curable?

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  2. BLZN4FN

    BLZN4FN 1/2 ton status

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    Your angle looks about the same as mine does.
    I do have alittle bump steer but Im sure a lot has to do
    with no sway bar and a 6 inch lift.
     
  3. jakeslim

    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    well i installed the ord disconnect past weekend, and I have a 6 inch lift also.
     
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    I am just wondering where your exstended brake lines are..hmmm? Also I have the same angle, but no bumpsteer because my blazer has bees holding down the floor for 2 years /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    jakeslim 1/2 ton status

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    The extended brake lines are in my garage next to the d60 I still have to install. Just need a 3/4 ton rear to be ready for swap (and 8 lug rims).
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Play it safe and get yourself a Skyjacker 2" drop pitman arm. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That's what mine is at. When stock, it's going down towards the pitman arm, so I guess go with K30's idea...
     
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    I recomend buying the 8 lug rockcrawler rims from 4wp they were only like 225.00 shipped for 15x10 and I just got the 4.5 back spacing so no matter what they fit and no caliper grinding /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    do you have any degree shims between the axle and the spring perch? that also could cause bump steer.
     
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    It is hard to tell from that pic. A shot from the side with the wheel off would be better.

    You want the slope of the drag link to follow the slope of the front of the spring. With a stock spring (negative arch) that means sloping up from the pitman arm. Once you put a lift spring (positive arch) on it the draglink will have to slope down from the pitman just a bit. It is my experience that with a 4" lift a 2" pitman works for most trucks and with a 6" lift a 4" steering arm works for most trucks.
     

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