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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by OLDSTEEL, Jul 2, 2000.

  1. OLDSTEEL

    OLDSTEEL 1/2 ton status

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    I put a 4in lift on and just cant keep the thing straight on the road. I have looked at the ball joints, checked the torque of the wheel bearings and it all looks good. What could the problem be?

    74 K5

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  2. Impex

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    same with me after i just put on a 6" so i just bought a 2" pitman arm. and from what people say it should fix it.
     
  3. DMK

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    Check tourque of the spring bolts and u-bolts, front spring bolts should be 90ftlbs back bolts 50 ftlbs. u-bolts for both sets should be 140-150ftlbs. not sure about rear spring bolts. also have alignment checked.
     
  4. OLDSTEEL

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    I already have a 2" pitman arm on it. The alignment is being checked today, I let you all know what happens

    74 K5

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  5. Burt4x4

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    I had a simmilar issue and what i did was adjusted the drag link. I turned the wheel all the way to one direction and drive in a circle then drive in a circle the other other way and adjust until the same size circle in both directions.
    this helped allot with my pull or wandering.
    Good luck

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  6. Grim-Reaper

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    My 75 was having some bad bump steer issues and most of it turned out to be because the sway bar was binding. Seems the lift puts the sway at a bad angle. The bar should be close to level. With the sway off most of this went away but the truck has a lean issue now. Everybody I know that has the ORD quick disconnects says that they helped with the problem but still let them run a sway. Now with a 6 inch you probably got a shim for the front axle to correct the pinnion angle. Well this also changed you castor angle and may have thrown off your toe. The alingment shop should be able to see the problem when they check it.

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  7. OLDSTEEL

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    Well the alignment was a little off, but it turned out to be the new steering box I put in a few months ago needed to be adjusted.
    Have any of you guys ever had a place refuse to check the alignment just because you have a lift? My wife had to go three diferant places around Tucson to find one that would do it for her.

    74 K5

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