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hey guys,
just got down installing the dmaxstore stage 2 front end kit(tie rods, moog problem solver idler and pitman arm with PISK braces)on my 2006. is it common with the new pitman and idler arm to be really stiff? what i mean by this is with the truck on the lift(engine off) i could barely move the tires left to right by hand. Everything has been torqued and greased properly, and with the truck running there seems to be no additional strain on the steering pump, yet making slight left and right turns at lower speed, I feel the truck has no return to center. A Bilstein stabilizer was also installed.

i appreciate the insight fellas
 

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Your front end shouldn’t be able to be moved a lot by hand. It’s why you replace things. Those vibrations you can do with your hand are magnified by a lot when going 60 mph towing 12,000 pounds. Try wiggling the front end of a new truck as a comparison.
 

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Everything has been torqued and greased properly, and with the truck running there seems to be no additional strain on the steering pump, yet making slight left and right turns at lower speed, I feel the truck has no return to center. A Bilstein stabilizer was also installed.
Did you ever get this return to center issue resolved? I've rebuilt the front end on my 2006 GMC LBZ and am having the exact same problem. Almost no return to center on slight right and left turns. I've only put about 200 miles on the truck since the rebuild and I'm hoping it is just the new parts need to break in and things will loosen up a bit. Alignment has been done and all is within specs.
 
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