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steering from a lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Goodolboy, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. Goodolboy

    Goodolboy Registered Member

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    I put a 10" lift on a 87 full size jimmy. Even after recentering the steering wheel, the truck will only turn sharp one way. How do I correct this. Should the knuckle arm that was part of the lift kit be bent to give greater steering?

    Also the truck / steering now wanders. What would help this? An additional dampner / absorber?
     
  2. Shaggy

    Shaggy 3/4 ton status

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    <font color="green"> Dont bend it, it will weaken it! You need more steering correction, either a dropped pitman arm or a dropped drag link. </font>
     
  3. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know shaggy, he might be a canidate for cross over steering. And a redneck ram too. If you're running tires that need that much lift then you need hydro assist too.
     
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    <font color="green"> That would be ideal, but would cost alot more than just adding some more steering correction, especially if he's still on the 10 bolts. </font>
     

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