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01-16-2009, 09:28 AM #1
front suspension problem help!
ok to start off my stabilizer shock fell off so im fixing that right now, then where my sway bar connects to the arms its really loose and bent so i cant tighten it but im guessing it did that because of the larger tires and lastly my front tires are angled in at the bottom so the wear down on the outside of the tire fast
please help1991 k1500 z71, 3-inch body lift with 315x75 mickey thompson atz. all new xplod speakers to replace old speakers. brand new 5.7 liter 350 with flowtech midlength headers and true duals into one x pipe muffler
01-16-2009, 12:53 PM #2
That has to do with the camber. (i believe)
Im not100% sure how to corret it..Im sure somone else does...Ryan
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01-16-2009, 01:46 PM #3
01-16-2009, 02:51 PM #4
My guess is you hit something 4wheeling or something, that would account for the bent and loose sway bar and camber out of whack, there could also be more hidden damage if this is the case99 K1500 Suburban LT "THE BEAST"
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01-17-2009, 09:37 AM #5
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Havent jumped the truck lately have ya?
The force of larger tires creates more leverage on suspension components so small bumps and jumps that would normally be soaked up by a stock suspension with stock size tires are now magnafied and creating stresses that are causing failure of components. Laymans terms you added bigger tires and didnt beef up the suspension to handle them.
Get an alignment first, they'll tell ya they need to shim it some probably.
The sway bar brackets need to be adjusted back to their original position, a blue tip wrench or BFH should help you do this.
Then buy new end links and bushings for the swaybar.
Finally either spend some money beefing up the suspension, switch back to smaller tires, or get used to replacing broken and prematurely worn parts.
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