So like the subject says I recently got some new 31x10.5r15 BFG A/T ko's and I love them. However, like with every new thing there were some issues. I had some rubbing so I adjusted the steering stops...but not before I broke the sway bar connect on the passenger side. Also, when I went in for an alignment a week after I got the tires they told me that my steering shock was cracked and leaking, I do not know if this was caused by the new tires or if it was leaking before. As of now it drives fine, but I'm taking it on a road trip over spring break and want to fix these 2 things.
#1 Do I need to upgrade to a more beefy steering shock to avoid another break or can I replace it with stock? I have heard if you get into the bigger tires like 35" you need a double shock system, but I haven't heard that for 31's.
#2 Is replacing the sway bar connect as simple as putting the new part in or do I need to worry about it being bent or anything?
#3 Also, when the tires were put on they put ~30psi in each. They have settled to about 29psi cold and 32psi after 50mi of driving. I'm trying to keep these tires for 50,000+ so I'm worried about bad wearing on the tires. My question is what is a good psi level for the tires? I was thinking of letting out the air to about 27 cold and 30 warm for my upcoming road trip, is that about right?
Thanks in advance for the help guys, if you want me to post the pictures of the damage I can, but it wont be until later after my classes.