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Old 02-28-2012, 11:28 AM   #1
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Got new tires need some help

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.

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Old 02-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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Did some looking and when I say steering shock, I actually mean steering stabilizer/damper. Sorry for the wrong lingo.

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Old 02-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #3
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a stock stablizer will work fine, you should be able to just put a new end link in, and 30lb sounds about right, you air pressure will go up and down as the tire gets warm and cools, be it from driving, weather, or sunlight
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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Instead of replacing the stock stabilizer with another stock unit (although you can and it will be fine), go online to advance auto parts and put Monroe #SC2928 in your cart and use coupon code VISA at check out. Click the pick up at store option and go get it. It's cheap and it's an upgrade over the stock stabilizer.

You don't need the dual stabilizer....the Monroe unit is more than enough for 35's.
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