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Steer hardening after lifting

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by herchi79, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Jan 5, 2019 at 12:23 PM
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    herchi79

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    Hi, I recently lifted my Tundra 2018 with only 2'' in the front, looks great by the way, but I noticed the steering changed a tiny tiny bit. Now is a little bit harder to steer the wheel. Probably others would say in unnoticeable because it is really a tiny tiny change, but enough for me to notice it. Is this normal ? Have this happen to anyone here ?
    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 5, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Have you had it aligned?
     
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  3. Jan 5, 2019 at 1:12 PM
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  5. Jan 5, 2019 at 1:23 PM
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    When I lowered my accord the same thing happened. Lifting or lowering a vehicle changes the suspension and steering geometry, so tougher steering is a side effect.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Best thread title this year.
     
  7. Jan 10, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    Did you add any spacers or a different wheel offset? Is so your scrub radius may have changed and is causing the tire to dig into the ground harder when turning. Otherwise it's probably just the larger tires.
     
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  8. Jan 10, 2019 at 12:39 PM
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    Stiffer springs can cause stiffer steering also if you change them
     
  9. Jan 10, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    I’m not too good at understanding alignment even though I’ve read the best threads on it. But if it’s not where the factory specs are it will change the feeling. Caster camber and toe all come into play.
     
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