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Chevy Front End Problems.

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by JD Dave, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

  2. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Dave - I thought your trucks are GMCs, in white.....
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,032

    Yes Thank god that's not my truck. The guy in the video apparently just did a bunch of work to his front end, I wonder what he forgot to do. LOL
  5. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    put in the good sh!t :realmad:
  6. builtupbowtie

    builtupbowtie Junior Member
    from Oh
    Messages: 20

    you can tell he actually raised the torsion bars instead of lowering them for pulling. The tires are towed way in before he even hooked to the sled.
  7. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    Wow That serious angle.

    Wondered how Ford F150 with IFS would do.
  8. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    Man, that sucks, I don't understand the physics of it though... there was so much pressure on the tie rods that they pulled back???
  9. jb1390

    jb1390 Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    The wheels are trying to go forward from torque on the axle (truck is in 4x4). Since they are mounted outward from the ball joints, they will tend to want to pigeon toe, unless something stops them. What is supposed to stop them is the tie rods-but apparently he forgot to bolt them on tight enough or something. The back tires spun a bit, and the front broke instead of spinning.
  10. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I would almost guess the center link folded in half....
  11. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    The tie rods are twigs, maybe 3/8" steel so if he's hundreds of HP over stock, that'll mess up the front as torque steer comes into the picture...
  12. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    That confused me too. I thought it suppose to look like this \ / instead / \

    Well go to college tomorrow in tech lab to test that to see it.
  13. welded wrenches

    welded wrenches Senior Member
    Messages: 177

    gm s better idea independent front sus.aka rubbermaid.YUK

    fix that ifs rubbermaid frontend put a solid dana axle dana 44/60 under that.there is a aftermarket mfg.bolt in conversion kit that came out this year.to put a solid dana 44/60 under them IFS gm trucks. nice video seen several of them ifs gm trucks folds the front tires in snap n bend 1 or both tierods into ubolt lookin whatchamacalit..was the tierod designed for 1 of the recalled rustotas..with the carpet stuck on gas pedal..::dizzy:
  14. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Well said, professor....:dizzy:
  15. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    ...AND A HAPPY NEW YEARS TO YOU TOO BIG GUY! :laughing::drinkup::D
  16. mkwl

    mkwl 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,361

    Hey now- let's get some vids of fords throwing heads, and dodges frying a few auto trannies- I want my "Merry Christmas" videos too!
  17. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,780

    I've seen that happen to multiple Chevys / GMC's. Common issue when adding lots of power. Always enjoy seeing another one!