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Steering wheel upside down after lift!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Eagle Driver, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Eagle Driver

    Eagle Driver Registered Member

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    Got a Blazer, got a lift kit, got an upside down steering wheel :doah:

    I am new to the world of K5's, and I just put on a 4" Tuff Country lift on my 87. Everything seemed to go well (still need to extend the brake lines), except when I jumped in the truck to fire her up, I noticed the steering wheel was upside down. Must've happened when I was messing with the steering arm and "that other piece it connects to".

    How do I fix it?!? I don't want to take off big pieces, my arms are tired from loosening rust frozen bolts. Is there any easy way to disconnect the wheel and rotate it in the cab?

    Thanks ahead of time!!! This forum was instrumental in me disconnecting the steering arm (3 pound hammer, PB blaster, and a six pack).

    Also, wtf is bump steer, and how do I know if I have it? Ok, enough ?'s for now...

    THANKS!!!!!
     
  2. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You changed your steering geometry so you will have to adjust it back to factory. Your drag link should have adjusters. Adjust it till your wheel is striaght. Bump steer is bump...oh ****(pulls to left or right).
     
  3. johnathan

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    just got through with my 4'' lift saturday Iwas wandering the same thing with the upside down wheel
     
  4. BIG*RED

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    1. losen the nuts on your drag link adjusting sleeve

    2. Turn adjusting sleve till wheel is straight

    3. go for a drive, see where wheel sits, if not straight pull over and turn sleeve some more.

    4. repeat step 3 until wheel is where you want it.

    5. tighten nuts on adjusting sleeve.

    6. pat yourself on your back. :D
     
  5. aduff85k5

    aduff85k5 Registered Member

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    do a search. it's been covered before. after i read the search results mine 6 inch lift came out fine.
     
  6. Eagle Driver

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    thanks sheoldeblaze...I will give it a shot tomorrow...appreciate the help :D
     
  7. Leper

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    Just leave it like that, because soon you will be putting in a D60 with a zerorate and moving the axle forward again anyway...lol
     
  8. sandawgk5

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    That is why you go crossover then you dont have to worry about adjusting the draglink. Anytime you mess with the suspension you should align it. Wether you take it to a shop or if you do it with a tape measure you should always align it. Your tires will thank you.

    Ira
     
  9. GaBnn3

    GaBnn3 Registered Member

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    Check out J.C. Whitney p/n AJT815939. I've gotten some good advice from this forum and would like to return the favor.
     
  10. GaBnn3

    GaBnn3 Registered Member

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    This may be a duplicate reply. I already replied to the last post. Oh well. Go to www.jcwtruck.com. Check out p/n AJT815939.
     

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