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Old 01-24-2016, 09:10 PM
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Hey guys I'm having an issue with what feels like torque steer whenever I am on the freeway (most apparent) I will be coasting but as soon as I give some throttle between 45-100% the truck pulls to one side when I get off the throttle it lurches in the other direction. Sometimes I find myself turning the wheel to the right even when going on a slight left turn on the freeway. Any ideas on what could cause this? No lift all stock.
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Shocks, sway bar are two that come to mind.

How heavy is the load? Overloaded? Springs could be getting weak.
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By load I mean engine load as throttle. I have been driving unloaded not towing when I feel this weight transfer. I know my front driver shock is leaking and is getting replaced in the next week or two when they come in. Could it be ball joints? or control arm bushings?
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As you stated, bad shocks.

If you want better stability Hellwig makes a heavy duty sway bar for the 1500.
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Yea I order 5100 bilstien shocks all the way around. Will try to level out the truck as well since its all stock also going to be installing the air lift 1000 helper springs soon just havent been able to install them. And yes the Hellwig sway bar was on my to-do list as well as beef up the rear sway bar. Seems I've been lucky with my truck as it has been very well equipped from factory. It has all the plug ins for stuff the laramie has standard.
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I am having a similar issue in my truck, sometimes it gets into a almost uncontrollable sway. Truck has 345,000km and I just had the rear end done under a recall by dodge. It did remove some of the problem, but I think I am going to try the rear control arm bushings next. But of course these bushings aren't replaceable and I need to purchase the whole arm
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I am having a similar issue in my truck, sometimes it gets into a almost uncontrollable sway. Truck has 345,000km and I just had the rear end done under a recall by dodge. It did remove some of the problem, but I think I am going to try the rear control arm bushings next. But of course these bushings aren't replaceable and I need to purchase the whole arm
Surely someone makes polyurethane bushings by now so we have a better option than rubber OEMs
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