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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-31-2001, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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I put a 2" lift on the bitch and I can't get her to handle at all. I went to three alignment shops including the dealer and they all suggested axle pivot drop. I contacted rancho suspension and they told me that you donot need this with only 2" lift. This truck is all over the road. The alignment shops could not get it properly aligned and I got the largest caster/camber bushing you can buy. I thought it was something else in the steering but I was wrong. I changed all the bushings to polyurethane, New shocks rancho 5000 all the way around. New lower steering rod with rag joint and I added a steering stabilizer. I just put on 33-12.5-15 I acually got 3.75" of total lift from my stock height and 31's. The old springs were really sagging. Anybody having same problem-or have a solution. I'm gonna put a 4" lift on some time next fall but until then I'm afaid to drive it.

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Re: poor handling

hmm, this rings a bell, i think somebody went through this a couple months ago. what degree bushing do you have in there? i know the lift companies have some that are quite a bit more extreme than the ones you can get at NAPA.


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Re: poor handling

I got the largest bushing available 2and3/4 degree. that is the largest they make for a bronco.

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Re: poor handling

i have a set of 2.5 inch drops for cheap.


now i got a 92 351, detroit, with dana 44 solid w/ARB 36x14.50 TSL radials. waiting on 8 inch lift.
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i have a set of 2.5 inch drops for cheap.


now i got a 92 351, detroit, with dana 44 solid w/ARB 36x14.50 TSL radials. waiting on 8 inch lift.
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Re: poor handling

How do you know for sure it is the amount of caster/camber you are using? You mentioned the alignment shop said they could not align it, did they say it was due to not enough camber/caster bushing? Front steering components OK? Tie rods?

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Re: poor handling

Yes, The shop said all steering components are in good shape. They also said that there is not enough adjustment on the bushing. So he got it as close as possible. He also suggested the drop down.

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Re: poor handling

i was the one with the same problem this summer. did u raise the rear of the truck as well? i found that if the back is not raised accordingly it throws the camber way off. i also hated the truck sitting level. it needs that factory rake in my opinion.

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i was the one with the same problem this summer. did u raise the rear of the truck as well? i found that if the back is not raised accordingly it throws the camber way off. i also hated the truck sitting level. it needs that factory rake in my opinion.

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but yes, those 2 degree blocks they sell are crap, i dunno who told rancho they would work. order the 2-3/4 ones from ingals, they are also adjustible, so if u dont need all the adjustment, just throw the caster back a little.



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