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Old 10-19-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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HELP! level lift gone wrong!

just installed a 3 in level lift which looks amazing but i must have fucked up installation. First off, one wheel points straight well the other points way off, like ones at 90 degress and the others at 80. Second the steering is all over the place, like if i let go of it i swings right like crazy. i seriously need some help here my fellow tw users!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
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did you bolt everything back up?
sounds like a steering rack issue to me. or something not bolted up
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:58 PM   #3
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im pretty i sure didnt miss any bolts, but i did loosen the uca's during installation
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:01 AM   #4
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I don't think those will really effect it unless the uca isn't attached back to the spindle
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:06 AM   #5
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You need a alignment
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:07 AM   #6
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You need a alignment
That could be a simple fix, plus the alignment shop should be able to diagnose the problem
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:10 AM   #7
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anytime you change suspension components you need to get an alignment... have you done this?
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:18 AM   #8
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na but this seems more then just a alignment you think?
im planning on getting it aligned after i fix it into driving conditions but theres no way i could drive my truck to a shop
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:31 AM   #9
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If you have checked over your work and there is nothing drastically wrong, (ie loose or missing bolts, shocks upside down, missing tie rod or the wheel is backwards ) then yes you need an alignment.
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Alignment, plus they will notice is something is wrong.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:49 AM   #12
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wut about the steeriing?
The steering issue is being caused by your truck being out of alignment. Unless there is actually something wrong, (highly unlikely) in which case the shop will be able to tell. Based on what information you have given us, get an alignment.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:11 AM   #13
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wut about the steeriing?
Steering is all over the place cause one tire wants to go the direction its facing and the other tire wants to go the direction its facing.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:13 AM   #14
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I have to see a pic of this
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ill get one in the morning but picture like one tire going straight (90 degrees) and the other pointing inward at like 75-80 degrees
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A pic would help alot, from the way you describe it sounds like tie rod is missing (no reason to mess with them ) or someone has already jacked the alignment on their own, or ????

really need a pic...
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wow this sounds screwed up.
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You need a alignment
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:15 PM   #20
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haha soo i fixed the problem, idk how tho.....i just re did the installation and the angle wasnt as bad, but sterring was fucked up. just got AAA to tow it to firestone got got the lifetime warranty plan for 150 so i can get alignments whnever i want. but after the alignment all my problems went away
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