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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:15 AM
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steering problem (drifting)

I recently put on the RTE 2" springs, and now at highway speeds I have a slight drift from left to right. Any suggestions? Could it be my steering linkage? Tie rod ends? It isn't too bad, but it needs to be fixed.
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Lower rear link-to-chassis bushings. They are inexpensive and easy to change, and cause the problem you describe a LOT... that is where you should start.
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I am unclear as to what you are saying. The rear links? or the rear of the front links? I just installed new rear links from RTE with new bushings. If you are talking about the front links I will try that.
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I am unclear as to what you are saying. The rear links? or the rear of the front links? I just installed new rear links from RTE with new bushings. If you are talking about the front links I will try that.
The rear link-to-chassis bushing, aka NRC7491:
http://www.roverparts.com/Parts/NRC7491.cfm

If you didn't replace these, you need to. Even ones that look good usually aren't when you take them out. When these get a little play in them the rear axle can walk around a bit, literally rear-steering the truck, especially noticeable during the transition from throttle to coasting/deceleration.
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