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i have a 67 f-250 that i just put a set of lift coils on as an attempt to clear some 35s. well that worked but now i have horrible bump steer. i made some drop down brackets to correct the camber issues but i dont know what would be the best way to drop the radius arms down. or is there some other way to get rid of the bump steer problem?

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When you dropped the beam mounting point to make the tires straight, you needed to drop the pitman arm that much too. The pitman arm/drag link has to pivot on the same plane as the i-beam or it will bumpsteer. Has nothing to do with the radius arms. The radius arms will cause your caster angle to be all messed up until you drop them or bend them to get the factory angle back. Bad caster will cause the steering wheel to refuse to self center and make it wander the road, but it won't give you bump steer.
 

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oh well then does aqnyone have any idea where i can get a 6 in drop pitman arm for a 67 f-250? or am i going to have to make one? (dont worry it wont be ghetto rigged)

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that doesnt make any sense. if i remove the drop brackets then my camber and caster will be horrible. am i missing something?

i got my radius arms dropped today and it improved my bumpsteer but its still not safe. im thinking the pitman arm has to be the problem now since thats the only thing left that hasnt been altered.

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Drop brackets can work, as mentioned earlier with a drop pitman arm. I assume you plan to use this truck, as such the drop brackets put significant stress on the crossmembers and typically cause premature failures. Drop brackets can work, but a lot of engineering and fab is required.

the beams can be bent to compensate for camber and castor. Here is a link to my F100. Bent beams for both the short and long radius arms.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=602287

Here is a link to a newer f150 with drop brackets that I drive. A lot of plating and gusseting have been added as the truck had a different drop bracket lift in the past that caused significant cracking of the frame. The truck was never offroad with the first kit. Now it gets beaten like it owes me money.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=554469
 

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well considering i already have the drop brackets on the radius arms and on the beams and they are all welded/bolted in place would a drop pitman arm be the best bet? i cant afford to get bent beams and arms and i already did all that work, i jsut need to drive it. im 18, broke, and need to get my ass to work and back so i just need to fix it now and repair it when i have something else to drive.

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