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Steering prob after Zero Rate install?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Big Blzn, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Big Blzn

    Big Blzn 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just finished installing Zero rates on my 72 K5 in front and rear. This brought my total lift to about 4" - 5" so I'll be able to fit my 35" tires. The problem I have now is that the steering is "off". The blazer's turning to the left is a lot less than it use to be during a left u-turn but turns on a dime on a right u-turn. I didn't touch the steering during the install. What gives? Would the stock steering arm need to be replace with the proper drop bracket to compensate for the total lift of about 4-5 inches. My mechanical abilities are only average. Can I fix something like this at home easily or should I just take it to a shop and have them fix it quickly for a little money? HELP! Please!:dunno:
     
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    4 inches or mre of lift make a new steering arm a must. Most kits come with a dropped arm, but from what I can tell they are cheap to purchase.
     
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    center the steering box, then look where your tires are facing. you need to adjust your drag link accordingly.
     
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    Would be worth a try, but I had all sorts of problems with my pickup and steering geometry till I changed the steering arm. Might be different on the one tons though.
     

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