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Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Bump Steer w/ Leveling Kit - Caused by Factory Tie Rod Angles ?
I put a Tuff Country leveling kit on my 2019 Silverado 3500HD last fall.
The leveling kit included new upper a-arms, torsion keys, shock drop spacers, limit straps, and front differential drop spacers.
Lifted the front of the truck just under 3 inches ... leaving a slight rake to the truck (1/4 inch).
I now have a very slight bump steer, especially when going over bridge transitions at highway speed.
Nothing significant or dangerous ... just annoying.
I do however want to verify what is causing the issue ... and fix the problem.
My personal theory is the factory tie rods ... and the steeper angle placed on them after lifting the front end.
What are your thoughts ?
Has anyone else had this issue ?
Appreciate the kind feedback.
2019 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 6.6L Duramax (L5P) Crew Cab 4x4 SRW Standard Box High Country Loaded w/ Rear Entertainment Package, Fabtech 4 Suspension Lift w/ Heavy Duty Tie Rods, 35 Tires on 18x8.5 Vision Valor Wheels, Luverne Grille Guard w/ Parking Sensor Relocation Kit, Rhino Roll Bar (Sport Bar 2.0) w/ 8 Hella Off-Road Lights, Banks Derringer / iDash / Intake / DPF Back Exhaust, Fabtech Stealth Shocks w/ Front Limit Straps, Front & Rear Hellwig Sway Bars, Airlift Air Bags w/ Wireless Air, DuraFlap Mud Guards, S&B MAP Sensor Spacer, Kryptonite Heavy Duty Pitman and Idler Arm, Centramatics