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put on the 4 in tuff country, now what else...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sparky, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. Sparky

    Sparky 1/2 ton status

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    Well I put on my new tuff country EZ ride lift and drove it around a bit. Drives real nice except for two problems. 1-I dont have any shocks front or rear which will be fixed tomorrow. 2-I get some bump steer now. With my 2 inch lift I did not have any bump steer but it had to go because it was way too stif. Does the lack of shocks contribute to the bumpsteer? I just want to know now so I can decide what else I need to get to correct the problem like some swaybar correction/disconnects. What else can I do to make the bump steer go away? Thanks in advance. Hopefully I can get some pictures up soon. I'll be sure to get some twisting it up pretty good.

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  2. solowookie

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    I'm sure there are more qualified people here, but I'd look at your steering stablizer... a new one is not too much!

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  3. gokartergo

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    Put on a raised steering arm made for lifts. It helps a lot and the swaybar disconnects help too.......Dan

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    Get a raised steering arm. My Friend just got a lift and he got one for about 35 bucks.

    Adam
     
  5. 502Burban

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    Try temporarily disconnecting your swaybar. A good friend with a K5 and 4" lift had bumpsteer problems. Tried replacing ball joints, steering box, intermediate shaft. No improvement. And he already had the lifted steering arm. Installed poly bushings on the sway bar. This made things worse, but gave us our clue.[​IMG] Installed ORD's swaybar disconnect/correction kit and the bumpsteer went away for good. Another great product from ORD!

    If you disconnect your swaybar and the problem disappears, then install ORD's kit. You won't regret it.

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  6. Sparky

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    Well, my steering stabalizer is already a single rancho rs5000 so I dont think that is the problem. As for the sway bar disconnects, I just might purchase some. I'll see how scary it is once I have my shocks on. Then i'll disconect the sway bar and if that fixes the problem I'll get the disconnects.

    Sparky

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  7. solowookie

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    you also might want to get some larger bump stops to help your springs live longer...

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