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davey73

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Suspension Modification
« on: 01/07/18 06:22 PM »

2003 Avalanche Z71. What is the best modification I can do to Tighten up the steering? I have already replaced the shocks both front and back and also replaced the inner and outer tie rods and pitman arms.
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Re: Suspension Modification
« Reply #1 on: 01/07/18 06:50 PM »

Could be bad ball joints, A-Arm Bushings, Steering linkage from the steering wheel to the steering box, the steering box... Lots of possibilities.

Best bet is to take it to a professional and have it checked out. Or just replace all the parts until you find the one that makes it go away.

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Re: Suspension Modification
« Reply #2 on: 01/07/18 08:01 PM »

    As the above post.

 If you want better input and handling. Upgrade your sway bar end links,
and bushings front, rear, also A-arms. A-arms check lower mine were
augured out from the end links. Check front and rear bump stops you can
upgrade them also.

Then you can take it a step further.

 
http://www.supersteerparts.com/products/supersteer-ss175k6-idler-arm-support-and-brace-kit-assembly-6-lug.html
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Re: Suspension Modification
« Reply #3 on: 01/08/18 01:09 AM »

Ball joints and steering linkage are good. Just looking for mods to tighten up the steering.
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Re: Suspension Modification
« Reply #4 on: 01/08/18 02:58 AM »

A couple of years ago, my steering gear box started leaking.

I had it replaced.

I never knew just how loose my steering was before the repair.

All is nice and tight now, as it should be.

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Re: Suspension Modification
« Reply #5 on: 01/08/18 09:10 AM »

    Forgot to add a steering stabilizer.

This was my next step this spring until I really stepped it up.

https://www.spohn.net/shop/2000-2006-GM-SUV-Suburban-Tahoe-Yukon-Avalanche-Escalade-Hummer-H2/


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Re: Suspension Modification
« Reply #6 on: 01/09/18 06:33 PM »

If everything else is in good shape, check your tire pressure. I was surprised how much difference an extra 5lbs can make.
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