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Old 04-15-2004, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rear-steer problem?

I finished the SAS on my Pathy about a month ago and so far it has been fine except when driving at high speeds. The truck seems to pull left and right a bit especially on uneven terrain. At first I though it was the front being new and all but didn't think it was the rear since it is stock except for the extra lift. I added a steering stabilizer and have my Rancho 9000's set pretty stiff but it dosen't help. Now I'm thinking that I have some rear steer problems... Have any of you guys had this problem and how did you remedy it? Also does the sway bar help at all?
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Old 04-15-2004, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thats bad, you should get a new truck.
On another topic, Ill buy your truck.
Nah serious, did you check those rubber bushings on the links?
Is there any movement in the pan hard, maybe its not snug tight.
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Old 04-16-2004, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The bushings have been tortured a bit but I don't think that is the problem, could be wrong though. I have a 4" panhard drop bracket but I don't think that is the problem either. You remember when I busted mine right off at last years Jamboree, well it made the drive kinda funky but still driveable. I'm gonna try the sway bar again and if it doesn't improve then I'll think about a new linked rear.
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Old 04-16-2004, 02:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yah I remember following that funky rig down the trail with the panhard dancing on the rocks, sure you didnt bend it?
Just thought with that 4" drop, if it moves even a tinybit it would affect your steering, especialy now that your jacked up.
Maybe some heim joints and dom instead of the bushings.
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Old 04-26-2004, 08:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Your car is a IFS?
If its a live axle, did you drop the pitman arm also, in order to have it parallel with the panhard rod support (I refer to the front axle)?

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Old 04-27-2004, 12:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you can get rear steer with a linked rear end if the links are short, then lifted susp. when the susp. cycles it will move the axle in different arcs causing rear steer
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Old 05-05-2004, 12:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Update: I put the swaybar back on and it helps some. I didn't need it with the IFS but maybe with the extra height of the solid axle I do? I will replace my lower link bushings and see if that cures it.

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