front suspension problem help!

Discussion in 'Lifted & Offroad Suspension' started by CJlambertz71, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. CJlambertz71

    CJlambertz71 Member

    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 help
  2. 04sierracrewcab

    04sierracrewcab Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    That has to do with the camber. (i believe)

    Im not100% sure how to corret it..Im sure somone else does...
  3. retired

    retired Rockstar 100 Posts

    You need an alignment.
  4. vncj96

    vncj96 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    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 case
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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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