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Old 01-16-2008, 10:55 PM   #1
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problem with driving on highway with new lift

Recently installed the full traction 3" lift. brand new 32x11.50x15 pro comp A/T. rancho steering stabilzer. it rides great till i hit about 65 and then the front end and steering seem to really get very loose. i can feel every bump and groove in the steering wheel and it really feels unsafe, everything is tight, i already crawled under and retighted everything including the adjustable track bar. tires are balenced fine, when i hit bumps at 1-60mph its fine real tight cant feel it in the wheel, and after i pass that highway speed threshold, it just seems to go south on me. it did not do this before the lift. any help would be great because i really dont want to go on the highway the way it is.

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:08 PM   #2
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dont go over 65!
thats what i do at least, anyhting over 65 on mine makes me scared, and im 16 and "fearless"

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Old 01-16-2008, 11:27 PM   #3
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Have you had it aligned since the lift? if not to that.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:26 AM   #4
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Have you had it aligned since the lift? if not to that.
X2.....might want to have wheels re-balanced as well
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:38 PM   #5
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To add to previous:

Also check your tie-rods for excessive play. Have a buddy run the steering wheel back and forth while you visually inspect underneath.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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X2 on the alignment. I had a problem simular to that and mine was the track bar not adjusted properly. When you have the alignment done have a thrust angle alignment done. Who ever does your alignment will say no because you can't make any adjustments to the rear axle but the point is to make sure your four wheels are tracking correctly. When mine was out of wack it felt like I was driving in strong winds all the time. But it was only evident at highway speeds. Another item is make sure your steering wheel is centered then do your alignment.
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Old 01-17-2008, 02:57 PM   #7
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yeah im pretty sure its my tie rods since i know i ahve a bout a 1/8th turn of play in the wheel
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Caster issue maybe? I had a tiny bit of bumpsteer (or something) and alignment issues that were resolved with LCA cam bolts and an alignment. I also "thought" I had my t-bar tight but found that I could actually tighten it a little bit more after each daily commute for a couple of days.

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