The truck feels like it's new. Has the free-wheeling hub arrangement helped mileage much? Until we developed a simple, effective solution. My '01 2500 4X4 with 230K miles, was a wanderer since new and was a bear to park as the power assist was poor at low speed. I suspect a balljoint or something else mechanical but haven't had time to check it yet. They have a million mile warranty and sell most of their joints to the military and logging companies. Cured the wandering and steering wheel play.
The pitman arm provided with the new gearbox kit is canted a little at the tie rod end, the Carli one is not. With your '06 Ram 3500, I'm guessing you've gone deeper, Megatron! I have been wanting to upgrade mine for as long as I've owned the truck, so I finally decided to give it a shot. He said the stock pump seems to be Ford-type and could be marginal in output. The T-19 makes sense with its synchro on all four forward speeds, an edge over the T18. The idea is to cut down on tire wear and death wobble. Welding is an essential skill in this business! Features: Heavy Duty Telescopic Design Billet Steel Universal Joint Borgeson 000952 Steering Shaft 7641 6. For trailer pulling, I'm running 4.
We tend to stray at times and should start new topics. After installation, a professional steering alignment is required. These trucks may experience front end shimmy in rough terrain. I have other data if you need it. This is why I went with the Mopar unit. This pre-assembled steering linkage saves time by eliminating the need to identify, source and assemble individual parts. The most notable feature of this new steering box is that the component size have increased - everything is built bigger and stronger to keep you safe on the road.
I will continue research and let you know what I find. Interesting about the recall, I haven't gotten a notice yet on the '05, wonder if it's in the cohort group for the recall? Park up in Smith Valley. Also, when you have the 2010 truck at your shop, do me a favor: Compare the steering sector shaft angle and its relationship to the steering linkage. No point in rebuilding the unit if this trouble turns out to be chronic. We can supply you with the new pitman arm at an additional fee. Now if you can tell in the picture I did run into one snag with the combination of steering parts.
A Borgeson heavy-duty truck assembly will fix that loose, wandering steering for good. But I did my homework, and took very careful measurements, and the tapers are indeed the same. The only mod I had to make was to cut off the hex at the top of the ball stud at the knuckle ends. What do you think of the Gear Vendors overdrive? Looking forward to your findings. Drove it 7 miles to Firestone and had them align it. Smooth and stiff Ultra Polyurethane bushings are used for extended life and are replaceable. It was verified with digital calipers, feel, sight.
Moses To date, I have no issues with the stock pump. We suggest the Carli Low Mount Stabilizer that is available in the ordering options above. I have not switched to the Borgeson steering shaft yet. Thanks for the idea Bryson! The parts are ginormous 1. This is one of the beefiest steering boxes we've seen.
Mopar sells an upgrade kit that is listed to fit only 03+ trucks, and the package includes all linkage that comes factory on the 09-10 trucks. Things that even the competition would be envious of. Your system does have gains at the linkage to resist toe-change. Tires are the Michelin Silent Armor Pro Grade and E rated. Priced a new one lately? Not that its a bad thing, just a reference idea. I felt that soft pop everytime the uncommanded pull changed directions. A longer shot is binding axle shaft steering knuckle joints.
Check the diagrams and installation details for the free-wheeling hub retrofit. Smooth and stiff Ultra Polyurethane bushings are used for extended life and are replaceable. With a heat-treated high-strength billet body with chromoly stem, the Dynatrac Prosteer Ball Joints are the strongest, most durable, and highest quality ball joint available anywhere! Suggested Wheels and Tire Sizes: 2009-2012 Models: 4. Couldn't get them to reimburse any parts or labor. Still researching some things before I buy 1k in parts. Raises the question whether Carli has a dropped Dodge Ram type arm for this gear application. It's super huge, and you don't have to worry about bending tube to clear the diff, and using noisy heims on your steering.
I am the second owner and bought it with 112k miles, now at 140k. Weld Mold Company has great niche filler materials for welding alloys if you need them. I assume if I would have utilized the supplied Mopar pitman arm this would not have been an issue, but after years of mixing other vendors parts together I have grown used to little modifications to get the desired results. That was 20K miles ago, and the backlash noted as steering wheel play has not changed in that mileage. Yes, welding is a very good skill to have when playing with suspension components.
I am still wondering about the safety or viability of removing the stabilizer to see if it helps unmask the problem. If you are unsure if this will fit your truck please give us a call. N62 recall is on replacement or service parts not on factory original equipment Regards, Charlene Customer Service Representative Note: This is a system generated message. Make sure your T-linkage has the safe tie-rod ends and not the tie-rod ends that Mopar recalled. The kit came with a bracket to fit a stock-style shimmy shock, but my truck had a Skycrapper stabilizer on it, and I didn't want to bother adapting it to fit, so I just removed the bracket and didn't run a stabilizer.