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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2002, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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6\" lift and bump steering

So im finally getting my 6" lift done.......monday!
I had stopped in to my local 4x4 shop to make sure he ordered everything (lift+front axle parts) and he brought up another interesting item i hadnt looked into.
He whipped out his trusty superlift catalog, and showed me this steering upgrade they had designed for TTB trucks with 6" or more lift on them. It replaced most of the steering system, from the pitman arm down. It used a torsion bar, of sorts, and 2 seperate linkages that went to each wheel, as opposed to the stock setup. Of course, when i went to superlift's site, i couldnt find any info on it. But i know theres a couple of you that have 6" lifts, so what i wanna know is, do you think the stock setup is lacking once you get that much lift, or is it not necessary to buy this at all?
im trying to find a pic of the setup. If/when i do, ill put it up here
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Re: 6\" lift and bump steering

thats superlift supperunner steering. its not required, most people will do fine with a drop pitman arm.
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Re: 6\" lift and bump steering

mine has gotten worse since i put on the autozone p/s pump... the stronger your pump is the less you'll notice it because your tires will move instead of the steering wheel. i would order an AGR pump instead of the $400 or so for the superrunner setup if it becomes an issue. plus you can use it even with a solid axle if you go that route some day. but before this crappy pump i never noticed the bumpsteer... hopefully yours is strong. OH, and a steering dampener would help out too.... damn thats what i need. time to do some rigging [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Yep, that's the Superrunner steering. I ran it for awhile before the SAS. It was not bad by any means....but not necessarily all that great. I mean it helped but for the money I dunno if I'd do it again...

I'd put that $400 into an account and let it sit for an SAS fund... the TTB's just not worth that kinda dough.
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Re: 6\" lift and bump steering

I agree with Shilo, I got the superunner steering kit (check Superford site). I put it on at the same time I installed my lift, so I couldn't tell you if it steers any better then a normal lift. I would have to say it steers better than stock even lifted with 35 SSRs. This could also be due to a shock factor (my stock shocks were shot). The beefyness of the kit is over looked in my opinion. Maybe I'm retarded but I think it strengthen the steering system and possibly some suspension by adding that idler arm in. There are much better ways to spend that money though, like a locker for instance.
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Re: 6\" lift and bump steering

I've got the Superlift 6" lift on mine, and opted to stay away from the superunner steering kit for now. I threw one steering stabalizer on, not really sure if it makes *that* much of a diff.

Keep in mind, that the type of Trail Riding I do does'nt allow for me to come in contact with really huge obstacles, so perhaps that's why I'm happy with it.

All and all IMO, the drop Pitman is all you need to get started.

And I agree with Shilo, if you've got it, put that $400 SAS fund... [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: 6\" lift and bump steering

Well, RepT, as if you need one more voice singing the same tune, I agree with all the above. don't waste the $$$. Just get the dropped arm and a single steering stabilizer. Both those should be just over $100. Dropped arm may have already been figured into the kit cost.

BTW, don't you have the 3" body lift? Is that coming off?
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I just put on a 6" lift a week ago. I only used the droped pitman arm and a single steering stabilizer. It rides really smooth and turns sharper than any other vehicle I've ridden in, so I don't know how it could get any better. I'm going to get pics of "Dixie" on superford as soon as i get them developed. What kind of lift are you putting in?

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Cool Beans!
Can't wait to see it...
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Re: 6\" lift and bump steering

Yeah, the drop pitman arm and steering stabilizer were both already ordered with the kit. This was just one of those 'down the road' upgrades that i was wondering if i really needed at all
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