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Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« on: August 22, 2014, 01:52:34 pm »
So I found out the hard way about Chevy HD issues.  They break or bend stock tie rods for one.  Second issue is the Center link can rotate or twist which can affect tires, alignment, tie rods.

Guess I gotta stop the 4wheel drifts through corners in my 4wheel drive.

I have a 6inch lift with 35inch Nittos.  Had HD Tie Rods but the center link twisted and broke the tie rod loose where it is machined and threaded where the factory installs the seal at the upper joint where u install grease.  So my lady pulled out from a paking lot and the drivers side wheel wouldnt turn.  When I got there the upper tie rod was laying there.  I used a pipe wrench and threaded it back onto itself.   

So I now have new Idler arm, Pitman arm, Cognito Idler & Pitman arm braces which help stop the damage of the center link twist and helps the Idler arm and Pitman arm last longer and I installed Fabtech HD Tie rods.
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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 09:30:06 pm »

So I found out the hard way about Chevy HD issues.  They break or bend stock tie rods for one.  Second issue is the Center link can rotate or twist which can affect tires, alignment, tie rods.

Guess I gotta stop the 4wheel drifts through corners in my 4wheel drive.

I have a 6inch lift with 35inch Nittos.  Had HD Tie Rods but the center link twisted and broke the tie rod loose where it is machined and threaded where the factory installs the seal at the upper joint where u install grease.  So my lady pulled out from a paking lot and the drivers side wheel wouldnt turn.  When I got there the upper tie rod was laying there.  I used a pipe wrench and threaded it back onto itself.   

So I now have new Idler arm, Pitman arm, Cognito Idler & Pitman arm braces which help stop the damage of the center link twist and helps the Idler arm and Pitman arm last longer and I installed Fabtech HD Tie rods.
i have same truck same size lift and tires 260 plus miles on it I have broke sway bar end links , but every thing else has been ok . Have you had any problems with your end links?


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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 09:44:56 pm »
So I found out the hard way about Chevy HD issues.  They break or bend stock tie rods for one.  Second issue is the Center link can rotate or twist which can affect tires, alignment, tie rods.

Guess I gotta stop the 4wheel drifts through corners in my 4wheel drive.

I have a 6inch lift with 35inch Nittos.  Had HD Tie Rods but the center link twisted and broke the tie rod loose where it is machined and threaded where the factory installs the seal at the upper joint where u install grease.  So my lady pulled out from a paking lot and the drivers side wheel wouldnt turn.  When I got there the upper tie rod was laying there.  I used a pipe wrench and threaded it back onto itself.   

So I now have new Idler arm, Pitman arm, Cognito Idler & Pitman arm braces which help stop the damage of the center link twist and helps the Idler arm and Pitman arm last longer and I installed Fabtech HD Tie rods.
wooooow that just sounds like u had a really good time..hey call me next time jf...haahaa

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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 11:07:02 pm »
No no issues the 8 months Ive owned it but Im pretty sure I need to do the ball joints too.  Its an 06 LBZ.  the old tid rods were CST HD they were big but I went camping drove sideways on a wall ride and think I broke the torque on the tie rod body. Drove it 3 more days then it came apart. It screwed back together but the seal was gone.  You cant just buy the seal.  Ill attach a pic of the threaded body where it came unthreaded
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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 11:12:06 pm »
Heres a pic of the Cognito braces it from a video but exactly what I got on there now. 
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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2014, 11:47:02 pm »
My 2500HD went for 6 years on a 8" CST kit on 37s  and never had a tie rod issue. Other than pulling a trailer into camp at the dunes, it was always driven on asphalt. My torsion bar mount/crossmember cracked (a common issue), but other than that, no problems.

CST makes a pretty stout set of replacement tie rod ends. I never needed them, but it was probably the one thing I always planned to do, however I ended up selling the truck.
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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2014, 07:17:02 am »
Yeah I had CST.  Those are what came apart
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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2014, 08:10:32 pm »
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Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2014, 01:10:52 am »
Yeah I had CST.  Those are what came apart

Did you reinforce the new one? I had washers welded on to repair the first one that cracked. It cracked again a year or so later, so I bought a new one and had them weld plates on the ends to make it stronger. I sold the truck, I wonder if that solved the problem.

I find it interesting that CST doesn't make a new one and include it in their kit. It's a very common problem.


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« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2014, 01:20:56 am »
Like a rock ? 

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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2014, 07:57:56 pm »
Yeah the CST one I used a pipe wrench and tightened it up but the seal was gone to hold in the grease near the zerk fitting.  They woldnt just sell me a seal.  Got the Fabtech on there so far so good. 

Yeah like a Rock.  I like and dislike parts of the big 3 diesels cant afford a new so I got the best mid 2000 u can get not alot of smog stuff engine might be Half Jap but theres a reason Internationals arent in Superdutys anymore (note head gasket failure x10) and Dodge cant build a tranny for shit. 

I got 06 LBZ 650tq 6 speed Ally like I said before not alot of smog crap. 

Lets not get into ford vs chevy stuff Im sharing info about a non factory part. 

Do yourself a favor and check out KING OF THE HILL article from Diesel Power Mag.  They do all 3 real world test pull skid steer and log the real world info.  Ill give you the result now the Chevy won Ford a close second and they both shit on the Dodge.

Granted a 2014 Cummins will pull a 30,000 fifth wheel but would u try with that trans?

Id buy a 2014 SuperDuty but I cant afford a 70,000 Platinum Edition

Lets not beat each other up over the trucks we got not but a few yrs ago we almost lost them all.  Wed all be arguing about Titan vs Tundra
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Re: Chevy HD front end issues. fixed for now
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2014, 08:03:19 pm »
The King of the hill test was 2000 mile from Detroit to Colorado 19,000 lbs towing torture test
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« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2014, 10:08:58 pm »
Yeah the CST one I used a pipe wrench and tightened it up but the seal was gone to hold in the grease near the zerk fitting.  They woldnt just sell me a seal.  Got the Fabtech on there so far so good. 

Yeah like a Rock.  I like and dislike parts of the big 3 diesels cant afford a new so I got the best mid 2000 u can get not alot of smog stuff engine might be Half Jap but theres a reason Internationals arent in Superdutys anymore (note head gasket failure x10) and Dodge cant build a tranny for shit. 

I got 06 LBZ 650tq 6 speed Ally like I said before not alot of smog crap. 

Lets not get into ford vs chevy stuff Im sharing info about a non factory part. 

Do yourself a favor and check out KING OF THE HILL article from Diesel Power Mag.  They do all 3 real world test pull skid steer and log the real world info.  Ill give you the result now the Chevy won Ford a close second and they both shit on the Dodge.

Granted a 2014 Cummins will pull a 30,000 fifth wheel but would u try with that trans?

Id buy a 2014 SuperDuty but I cant afford a 70,000 Platinum Edition

Lets not beat each other up over the trucks we got not but a few yrs ago we almost lost them all.  Wed all be arguing about Titan vs Tundra

I would rather have the truck you have or a 2007 classic. New truck prices are through the roof.

The tap shift 6 speed is the shit for towing up grades. I sold my 2007.5 LMM about a year ago. I loved that truck, but  I live near the beach and parking sucks. I needed something that fit in my garage.

The LBZ is basically the same engine, minus the DPF. So you don't have to dread removing all the emissions crap. The truck you have will last you a long time. I have a buddy with the same year truck with around 300k miles on it. It's gone through a set of brakes and and a set of glow pugs . That's it!

If I end up buying another diesel down the road, I'll be looking for an 06-07. Or maybe I'll just try to buy my old one back.






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