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Long travel steering

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by Socalrunner, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. Dec 3, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    Socalrunner

    Socalrunner [OP] Toyota Its Like A Jeep Thing Only Better

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    Does having long travel cause your steering to be a little loose or like there is play in the steering? Is that normal?
     
  2. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    No it shouldnt, but you will feel a noticable difference if your toe is out get it alligned by someone who understands long travel suspensions. Also, it can feel like that due to the larger tires tracking the road but if you reduce the air pressure, it will reduce that feeling.

    It sounds more like a toe issue though if your running tires smaller than 35's.
     
  3. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:15 PM
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  4. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:16 PM
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    thanx:D
     
  5. Dec 3, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    Zach your trucks pretty sick too.:thumbsup:
     
  6. Dec 4, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    what year truck you have? i did this mod last week and it did wonders for the "slop" in my steering.

    http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2008715
     
  7. Dec 4, 2010 at 10:05 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    i like slop in my steering... keeps people out of my lane...

    then again, it could be my Asian driving...

    :D:D:D
     
  8. Dec 5, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    Mike that is hilarious. Im part asian as well. Anyways i ended up buying a 2011 double cab instead of Steves old truck.
     
  9. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    Mxpatriot

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    If your alignment is out of whack, yes. The nature of LT (hauling ass offroad) tends to make it hard to keep a vehicle in alignment. Some guys weld up their alignment cams to try to keep alignment.

    My steering wheel wanders (alignment is fine, the truck tracks straight) because my power steering rack is FUBAR'd from mud and sand getting in it... The steering wheel loses alignment with the wheels, but the truck still tracks straight and steady. It's random too...you can start the beginning of a drive off with the steering wheel centered, have it canted left two minutes later, then canted right at the end of the drive.
     
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  10. Dec 6, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    Money pit.
    When I want to lane change and I'm blocked in by other cars, I just start letting the truck drift around the lane. People seem to get out of my way pretty quick.
     
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