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Old 04-02-2011, 06:46 PM
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Put the steering gear box brace on today in between hail storms. Took it out on the freeway for a run and I did notice a difference. But on the real rutted parts it still wanted to go back and forth not as bad but I noticed it. So its better and it was only $140 on ebay. I think I'll start putting some money aside for a new box down the road. I tell ya I love everything about the truck but this steering thing is one PITA!
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I got the same problem with the drifting thing... My center link ends are worn, can wiggle the bar by hand with ease so, Im gonna have to replace those soon.
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So I swung into the tire shop after work today to get the tires rotated. Started talking to the guy and he said i may have some cross treading going on with the tires. So he suggested swapping front to back. He said the wandering back and forth sounds like the cross treading I've never heard of it. Now I know I need to get some tires cause these were ran with wore out shocks they had some shadowing going on and the other two were cupped from before the rear end was redone. So we swapped em and I tell you what there is a noticeable difference on the freeway not perfect but a whole lot easier to drive. Just thought I'd throw this bit of info out there.
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Sorry cupped from before the front end work.
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Sorry cupped from before the front end work.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned too little caster being part of the wander. I drove a new v10 4x4 in 2001 and it steered terrible. Certainly the caster setting adjusters on the lower control arms were way off. Should be set to about 7*.
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For me im almost sure its the gear box. I need to save up for a redhead gear. 290 plus tax and shipping and core. I had it aligned a while ago and everything was adjusted there. I think its almost time to get a new truck.
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I was just about to post the same thread when i saw your post try pulling a trailer at highway spd you wanna talk about a pita! (and I didn't bring nearly enough changes of under ware ) a six hour trip took about ten I had just bought my ram the PO had changed the stearing box, added a stabilizer, replaced ball joints,tie rod ends etc etc and getting the truck home was just about a suicide mission I thought it had to be due to the fact that it needed new tires so when I got it home that was the first thing I did it didn't make a bit of difference so upon looking at other options I thought about going with a complete poly bushing upgrade and a multi shock stearing stableizer has any one done this and had any improvements with this approach is one better than the other?
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