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Old 11-02-2009, 12:37 PM
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hey just signed up with ram forumz not to long ago and like the site. im 17 and have a 96 dodge ram with over 200000 miles on it so it has quite a few quarks but i think its an overall good truck. it has a good amount of body damage from previouse owners. its lifted 5 inches (3 suspension and 2 body) with 315 tires. it has a 318 which has probably had a tough time with those 200000 but it still runs fairly good. the only thing that i really have to complain about is my steering. i think because it was lifted the colum got stretched to much and is now in a bad angle but im not really sure. when i at high way speeds the wheel is unresponsice i guess in the top right angles is a good way to put it lol, so has any one ever encountered this before or knows what it could be and how to fix it?
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Welcome to RamForumZ!!! Do you know if the pitman arm was changed? Sounds like you may also need a steering column extension kit. Glad to have you here!
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Welcome to the Z!!! Daniel amkes a good point, you should look into that. Glad to have ya, enjoy the board!!
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Great to have ya here . Gonna need pics of your ride . My wheel is off also . Seems to happen when a vehicle gets lifted . Doesn't really bother me because I know the alignment is fine . Would love to have it perfect . Need to look into other suspension pieces before I worry about that . If you have any other Ram buddies tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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