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Steering from Mushy to Firm

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Les7311, Jul 26, 2018.

  1. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:51 PM
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    Les7311

    Les7311 [OP] Look up, what do you see

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    is there a steering shocks or whatever that out there that can be added to increase or have a firm steering?

    Am currently on:

    6 inch RC lift
    4x4
    35’s

    My steering feel mushy since I added the lift. Am used to it, but is there room for improvement?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:54 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Steering rack going out? Any leaks? All components associated with it, in good condition?
     
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  3. Jul 26, 2018 at 7:56 PM
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    Could be the caster from the alignment.
     
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  4. Jul 26, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    Energy Suspension also makes a bushing kit that I imagine would help with that too.
     
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  5. Jul 26, 2018 at 9:15 PM
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    I'm on my 2nd set of poly rack bushings. I haven't noticed any firmness from them.
     
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  6. Jul 27, 2018 at 3:08 AM
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    Rack and all in good spirits and shape.

    Is there a steering shocks that can be installed.
     
  7. Jul 27, 2018 at 3:28 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Not to my knowledge since the Tundra has a steering rack system.
     
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  8. Jul 27, 2018 at 3:38 AM
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    Ok. Am just looking for something to do.

    Truck just boring and I have nothing else to do!!!:spending::crapstorm::rasta::playball:

    Think I’ll go look at hood scoops or train horns
     
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  9. Jul 27, 2018 at 4:30 AM
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    You could always polish your under carriage. Alway makes me feel better and gives me something to do.
     
  10. Jul 27, 2018 at 4:48 AM
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    This is no joke

    Decided to drive truck to work this morning - am in a funky groove .... hey, I drove it around the block yesterday.

    Jumped in and turn key ..... “click”

    Think I have a failed battery....

    Yeah!!! Spoke too soon

    Moral: be careful what you ask for!!!
     
  11. Jul 27, 2018 at 4:51 AM
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    Uezzzzirrrr!!!
    You forgot to add the wax part
     
  12. Jul 27, 2018 at 5:10 AM
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    My steering got to feeling shitty and loose, took a little hunting but basically replaced lower ball joints, inner and outer tie rods and installed the poly steering rack bushings and my truck feels right again. How many miles on your truck?
     
  13. Jul 27, 2018 at 12:55 PM
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    I guess I could replace those same items. Time to go spend some $$$ on eBay.

    And the “click” = dead battery
     
  14. Jul 27, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    That is the nature of lifts and big tires.
     

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