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Steering off-center after offroading


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Hi all, so I took the raptor offroading and got some air time. I noticed now that when the truck ...


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Old 10-17-2017, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, so I took the raptor offroading and got some air time. I noticed now that when the truck is going straight, the steering wheel is off to the right a little bit. I just got the truck aligned not long ago, is this an alignment issue? or could be something else. I took a look at spindles, LCA, Tie-rods, nothing seems to be bent or damaged. Thanks






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offroading loves to eat alignments. if you can find a shop that has a 6month alignment agreement. take it back after every adventure.
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^^^^ what he said. Just play dumb when you go back. lol
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This was simply your truck calibrating itself to the offroad terrain. If the steering wheel wants to hang to the right, who are you to tell it that it should straighten up?


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thanks guys, maybe I should get the firestone lifetime alignment


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Also recommend the SDhQ alignment cams, which cam in place to eliminate or reduce any movement in the alignment settings.
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Something in my power steering is broken somewhere. I have to take it in so they can figure out what's wrong and fix it. I put on a lot of off road miles and took it in to get an alignment and after they got it aligned and driving straight, the steering wheel was pointing right. However, I did get under it and look around and didn't see any damage.


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After Raptoberfest my steering wheel calibrated itself to the left, part of off-roading!
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?..put on a lot of off road miles and took it in to get an alignment and after they got it aligned and driving straight, the steering wheel was pointing right. However, I did get under it and look around and didn't see any damage.
I had an off center steering wheel after alignment once and simply took it back for them to adjust, took them 10 min.

That alignment shop just could not get it right due to lack of the right alignment technology. So I took it to the dealer and for $160 they nailed the alignment and it's been good ever since. My point is, it may just be a simple adjustment. Try Ford if you haven't already.
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Also recommend the SDhQ alignment cams, which cam in place to eliminate or reduce any movement in the alignment settings.


These lock your bottom in correct? How do you adjust if itís locked in place ? Curious if you donít have aftermarket uppers you are basically just raw dogging it


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