Steering on a GQ

Submitted: Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 18:55
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OK High everyone.
Just bought my first vehicle yesterday, a 1995 GQ 4.2 Diesel. Think I got a good deal although it has 400k on the clock. Ex company vehicle.

I am putting new shocks and coils around it tomorrow with a 2" lift.(EFS)

The problem that I have is that the steering is light and has a tendency to go where IT wants to go. A salesman at a different 4wd shop said that new suspension should fix this problem. What do you think.

Just a short funny story that when I drove it for the first time I thought that the shocks and coils were missing because it was so rought to ride. Found that the tyres 31x10.5 had 62-65 lbs of air in them. Have let them down to 40-45lb. What should I be running in them
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Reply By: maverick - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 20:25

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 20:25
check the steering bushes and arms, also the damper (if replacing the suspension get a new damper thrown in for free!!!!). 36-40psi around town should be plenty.
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Follow Up By: Cumbo(CentralCoast) - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 20:30

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 20:30
Thanks for the reply. Allready got the suspension and with the price I got it I wouldn't be game to ask for freebies

John
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 20:27

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 20:27
31.10.5.15 just around town 32-34 no more
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Reply By: Member - Eric- Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 20:39

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 20:39
is its all over the road , get the wheel alighment checked , if your toe in , is up sh*t creek , it will handle like a wet fish , Venus Bay
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 21:00

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 21:00
gday again cumbo.
another thing to add to erics post.
if the toe is out(wheel alignment)
the caster could be out as well that gives them an all over the road feeling.
thats not adjustable in factory form.
if you get a lift kit fitted it could get worse some do some dont.
there is a bush kit available to fit to the front diff to body arms that will improve it after a lift usually about the $350 mark or there is swivel bearing kits available but theere usually up near $550 mark.back by popular demand
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