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Old 02-06-2015, 09:42 PM
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I remember that thread. What I would suggest if you haven't done it yet is put a steering brace on your truck. The bushing by the pitman arm gets loose and if you could watch it when someone rocks the wheel you will see some movement. Also, the frame can flex just a little bit where the steering box mounts and it will feel the same.
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Adjusting my steering box made a big difference on mine. Even eliminated my pitman shaft leak.

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Old 02-06-2015, 09:45 PM
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One thing to remember with the over center adjustment is to tighten the screw about a quarter turn at a time. It is real easy to set it too tight and then you fight the box to go down the road straight.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:15 PM
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Adjusting the gear box did a world of good on my 2wd but I still think it could be better. I've been a little apprehensive about the brace but I think I may give it a try. Ive heard a lot of people say they make a difference.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:26 PM
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My daughter said it made a big difference on her truck.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:05 PM
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Is any particular brand better? I prefer to buy from the smaller, more personable companies when I can. Of course, I'm going to have to wait for the money tree to start blooming again. That transmission came out of nowhere and did a number on the old wallet.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:03 PM
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I don't know if any one is better that another. They all seem to run from about $140 to $170. This place is about the least expensive: http://www.dodgeramsteeringstabilizer.com/
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For what it's worth I adjusted the caster (I think that's it) all the way to max and that made a big difference. My truck steers like a dream. I'd like to do the stabilizer sometime yet just to see it that'd make anymore improvements.
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On the steering box brace, I got a cheap ebay one for $70 some bucks, was going to make my own until I realized I couldn't make it for that. Was planning to reinforce it, but looked OK so never did. So far so good!
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For what it's worth I adjusted the caster (I think that's it) all the way to max and that made a big difference. My truck steers like a dream. I'd like to do the stabilizer sometime yet just to see it that'd make anymore improvements.
I have heard that is the best thing to do with a 4WD truck. I had my 2WD in four alignment shops in 12 months and nobody had any clue how to align it properly. No one got the steering wheel straight and I wound up putting more caster in the left side (in my garage) and now it does drive much better.
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