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New Shoes!!! and now a problem(edit-pic added)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by hunterguy86, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. hunterguy86

    hunterguy86 1/2 ton status

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    I got my 35x12.50x15 procomp MTs mounted yesterday. It looks good i think. Now when I turn all the way to the right the tire hits the pitman arm where the drag link connects. What should I be lookin at?

    I have an 86 k5 w/ rancho 4in front springs w/ a raised steering arm and blocks out back.
     
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    Wheels with less back spacing or spacers. Same thing happened with my gmc.
     
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    I'm using my factory wheels. Also after I put the lift on I can turn further to the right than I can to the left. Is this common or did I screw something up?
     
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    did you install any steering correction? You have to with a 4" lift or else it will turn like that. I had a friend who we lifted his truck in a hurry for a truck show, didn't do the steering, in town he would have to make 3 point turns just to make some turns when turning the other way he'd turn on a dime.
     
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    Same thing when I did my lift. Adjust your draglink...
     
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    I installed a raised steering arm when I put the lift on. Any specific process I should go through to adjust the drag link?
     
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    (backyard) Center steering wheel and loosen dle's adjust till wheels are straight. Then turn wheel lock to lock and check for steering stop clearance. Should be the same both sides.

    My draglink was frozen so I bought new.
     
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    Lets see some pics of those tires:D
     
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    I'm going to try and get some pictures up today or tomorrow.

    Thanks for hooking me up w/ them tires man!!
     
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    Heres a shot of the k5 on the new shoes. It was dark out when I took it, but I'll get some better ones tomorrow.

    Me and my girlfriend worked on the k5 on Sunday, which she really seemed to enjoy. I'm lucky to have found a girl who likes to wrench as much as I do. Anyways, we adjusted the drag link which helped the steering problem but the driver tire still hits the pitman arm so I'm thinking I will have to go to a wheel with diffrent backspacing.

    Also I ordered my SS brake lines today. 112.03 for the front set. They are for trucks lifted 6-8 inches of lift. I got the longer set they had so when I will have enough when I upgrade the front susp. They come in wednesday and will go on prolly this weekend.

    Anyways heres the picture. what do yall think?

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    Tires look good!!:D
     
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    Have you had any issues with rubbing, well other than on you pitman arm? Did you do any trimming, I can not tell from the pic. I ask because that is the setup I want to run.
     
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    Nice looking tires.
     
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    No trimming on anything. I've only had it on the street so far and I dont rub the fenders at all. I havent flexed it yet cause I still got stock brake lines. I'll let you know what it does when i replace the lines this week.
     

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