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i bent up a z link for myself the other day with a 4 inch droop and also replaced teh steering bearings as they were kaput (3/4 steering wheel turn of play)

now the truck only turns half of what it used to...
what could i have done wrong?

z links shouldnt reduce turn to my mind.

i tightened up the 'top bearing housing' as much as i could whilst the steering box turn was centralised, would over tightening it reduce the overal turn?

thats the only conclusion i can come to.

but i tightned it alot as it seemed to reduce the steering play, which is still there, like half a turn at the wheel.
 

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i think i get what youre saying, but for one thing. i had a normal stright steering arm and it turned teh wheels fine. this was at a total angle to the drag link.
i changed to z link not cause of bump steer etc but because the tie rod ends were not allowing full flex.

i shall try put on the old steer arm and see if it turns
- if it doesnt steer box is bust
- if it does turn ill machine some billet to fit into the tie rod locator on teh hub and 4 inches higher a position to put a heim (?) joint

thatll give the paralel you suggest but that 4 inch billet will be under enormous strain. what do you think?
 
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