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Novak48 01-23-2011 03:00 PM

Truck steers harder after 3" Bodylift?
 
A buddy of mine had a 3" body lift installed on his 2008 Ranger Sport 4x4 at a local shop and now finds that the steering is much stiffer than before the lift is this normal experience after a body lift? He's running the same tires as before lift as well 245/75/16 on stock rims.

Also, his shifter has alot more play in it after the shifter extension was installed is this normal as well?

These two issues have be concerned about having a BL installed on my truck!?!

STL 01-23-2011 03:06 PM

Re: Truck steers harder after 3" Bodylift?
 
I would check the steering extension and see if it is correct.

I dunno about the shifter extension

If I was him I would return it to the place that installed it and have them look at it. How much did he pay to have it installed?

Novak48 01-23-2011 03:07 PM

Re: Truck steers harder after 3" Bodylift?
 
I think he payed around $300 to have the BL installed.

pooleo 01-23-2011 03:09 PM

Re: Truck steers harder after 3" Bodylift?
 
I would say steering ext. is the culprit. Prolly bound/pinched up

STL 01-23-2011 03:11 PM

Re: Truck steers harder after 3" Bodylift?
 
Here are the instructions on installing a lift. Look to verify the steering extension is the same.

page 26
http://www.performanceaccessories.co...ions/70033.pdf

Novak48 01-23-2011 03:18 PM

Re: Truck steers harder after 3" Bodylift?
 
So you guys aren't noticing any change in steering difficulty after BL install?

STL 01-23-2011 03:22 PM

Re: Truck steers harder after 3" Bodylift?
 
No the truck was the exact same as it was before the lift.

Sonic04edge 01-23-2011 05:29 PM

Re: Truck steers harder after 3" Bodylift?
 
Both my trucks ended up being a little stiffer when it is centered up and i move it about an inch either way then it goes back to normal. Its fairly common, but if its stiff the entire time turning it then I would definitely have it looked at.


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