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steering after 4" lift install?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevystepside, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. chevystepside

    chevystepside 1/2 ton status

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    steering after 4\" lift install?

    i just installed a new 4" lift in my 89 k5. and installed a new steering arm that bolts to the knuckle for the 4" lift. now my steering seems to turn better to the left than to the right. what gives? do i just need to adjust my drag link or buy a drop pitman arm also?
     
  2. bryguy00b

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    Re: steering after 4\" lift install?

    do you mean turn more all together or what? little confused by what you said
     
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    Re: steering after 4\" lift install?

    You need to adjust your drag link. You will prebably notice that your steering wheel is not centered anymore. Adjust the drag link and you should be fine.
     
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    Re: steering after 4\" lift install?

    Read my reply here to figure out how to fix this.
     
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    Re: steering after 4\" lift install?

    yea in that case you just loosen the two bolts on it and twist it till the wheel is centerd and the wheels are straight when wheel is.
     
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    Re: steering after 4\" lift install?

    well, yep when i installed that stuff, all i did was loosen the bolts, use a screwdriver in that little slot and turn it, with the wheels stright, and have someone in the truck tell you when the wheel is straight, this is waht i did with my mom, she was in the truck, i was turning the thing, then my wheel was reasonably straight again /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.

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  7. chevystepside

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    Re: steering after 4\" lift install?

    cool i was hoping that it was just a drag link adjustment thanks to all that answered my post. time to go fix it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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