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Torch2815
02-12-2006, 07:27 PM
So Here's the story....Went to stave on sat with the wife and went up to the gravel pit and descided to climb the sides but when the truck started to flex I got this bang out of the front end I could feel throught the wheel...so I backed out and looked at the steering linkage that goes of th pitman arm to the spindle and it looks like when I flex it hits the front spring(pics below) know the truck has a 4" lift in it and I think what happened is they put the gas version lift kit in and the front springs sagged and the (draglink) maybe for a lifted truck... I'm lookin for info or anyone who can lookunder there 1st Gen dodge and tell me how that (draglink??) is bent?
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/Torch2815/100_0268.jpg

Torch2815
02-12-2006, 07:28 PM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f379/Torch2815/100_0269.jpg
See near the back by the shock

Taxidermy
02-12-2006, 08:01 PM
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nykoma
02-12-2006, 08:15 PM
hmmm never ever heard of that happening before its a dodge thing maybe....[cheers]

Torch2815
02-12-2006, 08:19 PM
I don't get it either...nothins broken, thats whats weird...Maybe that link is for a 4-6" lift and since it sagged below that it interfears with the spring...but it has never hit during daily driving and hasn't done it since.

230
02-12-2006, 08:43 PM
PM bigorange440 he can probly help you out.

ROBO
02-14-2006, 06:39 PM
dude that doesnt look right were are ya i would like too see close up my self since ive done a bit of steering problums my self...

MudSlut
02-14-2006, 07:47 PM
Ah the good old shitty Dodge steering setup. Cant really tell but a few more pics at different angles and I will be sure or not. How did it steer on the way home?? Get rid of that crap and do a crossover steering setup.:)

Torch2815
02-14-2006, 08:32 PM
drives fine...I didn't hit anything I just startewd to climb a bank and I was in 4lo 1st gear and It clunked...what angles do you want the pics at??? i can take em right now...oh yeah I live in langley

shockless
02-14-2006, 11:08 PM
looks bent to me at the end there

MudRam
02-14-2006, 11:11 PM
your draglink looks looks like its bent, it shouldnt go towards the spring like it does. the bends should be up and down

MudRam
02-14-2006, 11:13 PM
Ah the good old shitty Dodge steering setup. Cant really tell but a few more pics at different angles and I will be sure or not. How did it steer on the way home?? Get rid of that crap and do a crossover steering setup.:)

the only shitty part of dodges steering was the stupid u-joint on the steering colum and box, but i do agree that cossover is the best for lifted trucks

MUDqueen
02-15-2006, 08:32 PM
you fix that with a borgsen steering shaft. works wonders, but it'll cost ya 'bout 500 bones.

yeah, hubby said, more pictures to see a bit more of the axel would help to see what is going on in the front end. hope you didn't bend the whole axel. that would suck the big one.[g]

ottoman
02-16-2006, 10:19 PM
you have a stock steering arm with a lift block under your pitment arm on the diff . your spring are sagged out some and now you have to much correction and this is why your pic looks fucked up

ottoman
02-16-2006, 10:22 PM
hey , i was looking closer at your spring and you don't have lift springs you have stock with a re arch and an extra leaf added and i have seen a lot of springs

mattz
04-20-2006, 08:26 PM
ottomans on the ball

In The Zone
04-20-2006, 10:03 PM
looking at your 2 pic the end attached to your pitman arm is at a bad angle negative to what it should be looks like it should be coming down to the arm on your knuckle

your leafs sagging ?

you got deisel or big block>?
usaid they were light duty springs? they look stock and worn

this coud be the problem

mattz
04-26-2006, 07:12 PM
hey torch u still want those springs I talked to you sun at stave

Torch2815
05-08-2006, 11:19 AM
yeah hit me back with a price...

StinkFinger
05-08-2006, 11:32 AM
i would check your upper and lowwer ball joints for wear as well ad look and see if that block has anny wear