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STEERING FEEDBACK

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by FITTYGRIT, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    FITTYGRIT

    FITTYGRIT [OP] Member

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    Guys I need some input/help. i have the 5100's and originally had them set at 1.75 and it rode really good, but then i moved them up to 2.5 and it rides like crap. Way to stiff, but I am also getting a lot of feedback/bumpsteer in the steering wheel when im on gravel or in the woods (even a slow speeds). My question is what is creating the feedback...the springs being really tight now or....the steering linkage being "tweeked" a bit by the lift. I am going to move the shocks back to 1.75 but if the lift isn't causing the steering issue I thought about putting the toytec 1/4" spacer on top to get most of the lift back and keep the ride nice.

    Also when I moved them to 2.5 I put on 16x9 wheels also. could the added track width cause some of that also?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Improper alignment could be doing it.
     
  3. Aug 10, 2011 at 5:48 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Higher lift = less Caster, which then = more bump steer.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    FITTYGRIT

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    the alignment wasn't perfect, but even the caster was in the "green". I really didn't think 3/4" would make THAT much difference, but I know everyone says the 2" mark is the magic # for UCA. DAMN.
     
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