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My steering is beyond crazy right now, I have a lift on my truck my the dipshit before me didn't account for the truck's geometry. I really need some advice on what parts to upgrade for steering and who makes them. Any advice would help out tremendously. I offroad on base extensively and need HD applications. Thank you guys.
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You have to get an alignment. Anyone who installs lifts should know this. Take it to a good alignment shop.
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I think you have some things that need adressed before you even go for an alignment. Find out as much as possible about what has been installed and from there we can tell you on what you may need. There are plenty of steering components that would actually go with a "lift kit" but there are people who only put springs/spacers/leafs etc. on trucks just cause they want bigger
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A friend of mine has a 98 with a5inch suspension lift and 35's. After about 2 years of driving the steering wheel was extremely loose. You could turn it almost a full turn and continue going striaght. Along with this his steering was at a quarter turn in order to drive straight. His steering box was completely shot from the extra strain of the big tires.

Have you looked at that?
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Like Stang and the guys said we really need more info on your end.

If you're unsure of what components you have or are missing take it to a local 4x4 shop and have them look at it with you and explain the steering system.

Most systems with a basic lift need just a drop pitman arm but some upgrades are a welcome recommendation such as adjustable track bars and a beefed up tie rod. Not to mention that the steering box could be beat up also.

Good luck and keep us posted with any extra info.
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Ive had a problem like this had to replace the steering box..
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I know a big things on jeeps is upgrading the steering stabilizer after a lift to one better than the lift gives it could be alot of things unfortunatley
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steering stablizer, and pitman arms are the usual things people dont do when instaling a kit. alot of kits dont come with these parts is why. look up the kit online and see what componets come with the kit. and check all of them on your truck to see if they are damaged or missing, or not installed correctly. post some detailed pics of your whole front end. maybe someone on here can see something wrong.
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