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Re: steering after mild lift
Donít have and answer for you, havenít been there yet. Iím getting ready to do a mild SPOA and Iíve read a lot about people having steering problems after messing with the front end. I was a front end mechanic for a few years and I have some basic thoughts.
Yes, check and adjust out as much slop as you can in the gear box.
Check the tie rod ends, ball joints, for looseness. You can do this with a LARGE pair of slip lock pliers and try to compress the ball joints. If they move more then and 1/8 inch or so, replace them.
Also, check the spring and shackle bushings, Wheel bearings, and King pin bearings for slop.
And of course, there is always the knuckle seals and felt pads.
Hope this helps. Bobcat.
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