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About 9 months ago I had a shop do the 5100 @ mid setting with two CB shims along with a 34" wheel and tire upsize.
I always suspected the alignment was not done right but the shop told me it was good. It drove fine. I kept an eye on the tire wear and after my last tire rotation I didn't like the wear, so I took it to a off road specialist and had an alignment done. The truck drove noticeably better, I ran the numbers by our resident experts and they said they were spot on. However its been about a month now and I just started noticing a click or knock in the front suspension from time to time at near full lock? That never happened before.
Before I go back to the alignment guys can somebody help me understand what that sound may be?
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It does it so rarely that I just let it go. It almost always makes a sound when I pull the trailor. But that is maybe once a month.
Honestly I think the Bilstein 5100s with the CB shims was the wrong way to go. If I could do it all over again I would go spindles for sure.
 

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Could you be just hitting the factory steer stop?
Pretty sure this has been brought up by others in the past.
 

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You might want to make sure the eccentric bolts on the lower control arm are torqued correctly. When I had my 5100s installed at a 4x4 shop they didn't torque them enough and I would get a popping sound in the front suspension. They need to be 205 foot pounds I believe.
 
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Could you be just hitting the factory steer stop?
Pretty sure this has been brought up by others in the past.
I dont think so because it has made that sound without turning.
But who knows Im not a mechanic?
 

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Mine is 4x2



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Same here 4x2

Suspension shops here in the Tampabay area are very lacking. They should just call themselves leveling shops.
What Id give for a local reputable Suspension shop.
 

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Same here 4x2



Suspension shops here in the Tampabay area are very lacking. They should just call themselves leveling shops.

What Id give for a local reputable Suspension shop.


It still drives fine. Hopefully the rack and pinion is still fine . I've stopped coming to suspension shop since they put 100ft/lbs for the Lower control arm after installing 6112 I start doing the work myself.


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Found this. The sleeve looks oval. This is the steering rack bushing. Not sure if this causes the popping noise while turning. My truck just got 30000 miles.


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