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Old 02-10-2013, 03:56 PM
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Sounds like bump-steer issues. It is a common problem on lowered and lifted vehicles. Basically, the tie rods are not on a parallel axis anymore, and when you hit a bump or dip it creates a temporary severe toe-in condition, which makes the steering unstable and causes it to oscillate, or "wobble". I looked at my tie rods after lowering, and they are at a pretty sharp angle, but I havent noticed any significant bump-steer. Do you have the alignment specs from the shop to compare to factory settings? I would compare the two if possible. They make bump-steer kits, but I havent heard of one for our trucks.
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Sounds like bump-steer issues. It is a common problem on lowered and lifted vehicles. Basically, the tie rods are not on a parallel axis anymore, and when you hit a bump or dip it creates a temporary severe toe-in condition, which makes the steering unstable and causes it to oscillate, or "wobble". I looked at my tie rods after lowering, and they are at a pretty sharp angle, but I havent noticed any significant bump-steer. Do you have the alignment specs from the shop to compare to factory settings? I would compare the two if possible. They make bump-steer kits, but I havent heard of one for our trucks.
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I too have had problems with the alignment shop not being able to get the truck perfectly set.
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I tired looking for my paperwork that had the specs to the alignment this past weekend and couldn't find them. I did how ever put hellwig swaybars front and rear on the truck this past weekend and it pertty much eliminated all the issuses I had.
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My shop said mine went into alignment no problem. I do have the swaying problem though. It seems to come from the rear so i think it has to do with the track bar. I still havent put my bracket on...
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I've had no problem's. My shop got it with in -2 of fact. spec
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Mines not perfect but it steers straight and tracks straight

That bracket was a bitch to get on mine
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Did your bracket come with hardware. I just checked and mine didnt?
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I never received the bracket with my kit. I ended up getting an adjustable pan hard bar.
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Im 99% sure im ordering one to center the rear. Plus the red one would look nice on my truck
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