Hey guys. Its been a while but I'am back with a little problem. I've got 305 BF's on some 10" Rims with what I think to much off set. I am going to put my stockers back on with maybe some 285's. My problem is that my front end is very loose. I can't even run in 4 wheel drive because it darts to much. So I jack up the truck thinking to find a loose ball joint, I can move the wheel by hand side to side a lot. No brainer loose ball joints right. Wrong I climbed under the truck to find every thing tight, My problem seems to be that my steering rod seems to role on the pitman arm because of the design of the tie rod ends connecting to the steering rod ends have little S bends in them. I not sure if I am missing something, Is there some where else I should be looking. I have done some 4wd hole shots but have quit since this problem and I know I need to get tie rod end stiffners. Could I have pulled the tie rod ends out of there sockets? I tried to give as much info as possible and any help would be wonderful. :help:
I dont run as large tire as yourself, but was having a similar problem with the truck wondering on the road. I thought it was bad alignment or low tire pressure.
Well as it turns out it did need an alignment, but the shop said this was not my problem. They installed a steering kit for the pitman arm. The owner of the shop stated that on 4WD they have a habit of moving back and forth, instead of side to side.
He does this automatically on all truck he raises by lift kit or torsion bars. I had him re-level my truck after someone else did not acccurately complete their work. I will say that the steering is "TIGHT" no wondering, steering kit made a "Huge" difference on steering feel and driveability.
i'll try to find additional information and post later, hopes this helps.....
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