Ok everyone I have an issue here that maybe somebody has come across this...First off I am a mechanic and do know what Im doing but this has got me. My 78,9 inch suspension lift, 40 inch tires..I swapped in a DANA 60 front with the coil set up still in. Works great. Heres my problem: After I swapped this out, the truck drove better than ever,steering,tracking,ect.. A while afterwards I was checking the front end and found out that the king pin bushings on the tops of both sides were worn out. No problem right? I put new bushings in which toed in my front wheels. I re-aligned it. NOW since I did that my truck is all over the road unless its a flat paved road. If I drive down the road and its hits the hump in the middle of a worn lane,it will shoot the truck to the right,or left depending where the crown is. People must think Im drunk driving. Now at this point I add my factory stabilizer,which made it a little better. I also have the AGR hydraulic assist installed. I do know I have a Cunt hair of play in 1 of my outer tie rods. Nowhere near to cause anything at this point. Also I have NO shock bushings at the bottom of the 2 front shocks. 1 on eash side. I have to get them I know that.. Besides that EVERYTHING else is new,tight or good. Rag joint,track bar bushings, ect... So my point is, Why would this truck drive perfect (for months)until I replaced the king pin bushings? I cant figure this out.Usually replacing parts makes thing better not worse. Anyone have this or got any ideas? Im getting pissed off with this,because I cant find it.
I just had to add that I drove this for a couple weeks after I replaced the bushings originally. I didnt reset the alignment until that time that I drove it and wondered what was wrong... In my post above I made it sound like I replaced the bushings and right away did an alignment..Not so..theres a couple weeks in between the two..
Edited by muddrivermike, 06 January 2012 - 05:49 PM.