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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2002, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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weird road manners

Lately (last couple months) I've really noticed a change in the way my truck handles on the road.

-no swaybar, 2-3" lift, rancho 5000s, 32's-

When crossing over a well crownded road (quick switch from one camber to the other) the truck dives hard on the front end and lifts up in the rear. Also I get quite a bit of axle hop (i think thats what it is) when I put my foot into it in 1st gear.
It also pulls hard to the right when on gravel, and sometimes pulls strangely on the road, and then won't pull at all for a while.

I know the no-swaybar thing can't help this senario, but is there something that might be contributing to these weird handeling tendancies??? I know my springs are somewhat soft, but I didn't think they'd be soft enough to cause bad road manners.

What sort of road manners are introduced by a bent frame or a truck that is "dog legging" (or somethign like that).

Any idea what I can beef up to start narrowing down these handling quirks?
I have a new drag-link; new tie-rod as of tommorow, good bearings, good tires.. Should I look into a new steering box, or tightening it up?

Any suggestions guys?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-01-2002, 03:31 PM
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Re: weird road manners

possibilitys.

Bumpstere.
Bad shock.
broken shock mount.
too much toe in.
bad wheel bearing.

I would start by checking these.
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Re: weird road manners

perhaps a sheared pin in a springpack? or problem with the U-bolts
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Re: weird road manners

Shocks have about 3000km on them, shock mounts are good, spring centering pins have 3000km on them, and have seen no hard wheeling really since I installed them.

I will check on the pins and on the u-bolts tho.

Thanks for the replies.
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