Lifted with Shackle reversal

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I have a 3" lift on my 60 with a shackle reversal. I have replaced all of the tie rod ends and still steers a littl funny.

I was thinking that the drag link may be to short.

Any Ideas?
 
"still steers a little funny." is unfortunately not a good descriptor so we need some more information. What is funny about the steering? Why do you think it feels that way? What other items have been done to it lately? Has a knuckle rebuild with new bearings been done?
 
Have you checked caster angle? Did you replace the ends on the connecting rod, and if so are you sure that toe is set properly? What do you mean by "steers a little funny," does it wander? Bump steer? Death wobble? Drag link shouldn't affect alignment, just steering wheel center.
 
"still steers a little funny." is unfortunately not a good descriptor so we need some more information. What is funny about the steering? Why do you think it feels that way? What other items have been done to it lately? Has a knuckle rebuild with new bearings been done?


I have replaced everything during the build tie rod ends relay rods you name it, there are caster shims in it and the caster is in spec., alignment is all good the front shocks are a little short replaceing those this weekend.

It doesnt have the death wobble and drives great, the turning thing is kinda hard to explain, it is a little touchy tend to want to steer straight when tuning tight when the road is bumpy (asphalt) all of the suspention is OME. Kinda like turning your head with a stiff neck.
 
Sounds like a bind issue to me. Over torqued links or the box is a fuzz too tight. Excessive caster can also result in wheel return ability loss on turns and a 'touchy' wheel feel. Post up your align numbers for analysis..."within spec" and correct readings are often not the same. The factory setting for caster is at/near zero.
 
I have never heard of a drag link being too short, the only adjustment practically is to get the steering wheel to be centered.

Stock caster works for stock suspension. For a lifted truck, you'll need more caster. Also make sure toe-in is correct (might need more for larger tires) and also make sure the wheel bearings are adjusted correctly. My money is on caster.
 
[QUOTE="MXMOMSRULE, post: 9502301, member: 43580..............it is a little touchy tend to want to steer straight when tuning tight when the road is bumpy (asphalt) all of the suspention is OME. Kinda like turning your head with a stiff neck.[/QUOTE]


is the truck pushing through the steering? This could be a rear locker issue. If the steering box is pulling back it could be a spool
valve. If it's simply the tires pulling back to center it's probably alignment
 

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