Steering issue

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  1. Cracker

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    DC7DEE31-8DE0-4F06-8876-183E3F73B055.jpeg Anyone have a good idea what causes the front tires to go pigeon toed when I back in?

    That is the only time it does it, drives straight down the road with no pulling and no unusual tire wear. Wheels stand up normal when I pull thru a parking place.

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  2. 79jasper

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    Search in this forum about TTB. You'll find it. Lol

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    Yep. That's how they're designed.
     
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    I see you have a custom bumper and winch on the front. That might aggravate the tendency to do that, since you have more weight on the front. Have you had it aligned since you added that stuff on the front?

    The ttb's do have a tendency to do that backing up, but yours looks a little extreme.
     
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    Those balljoints are toast. The pivot bushings and leaf springs are probably cooked too. How many miles are on the truck?
     
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    You need a complete refresh on your D50. Big job on that axle. I recommend using Energy Suspension poly bushings for your pivots and spring bushings; XRF for ball joints and TRE. Do yourself a favour and don't try doing just some parts, get the satisfaction of doing everything and only once. I would also put new Bilstein shock on at the same time.

    Lots of info if you search D50 rebuild... many (like me) do a D60 swap if you can find one; I have a link in my signature that shows some pics.
     
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    Everything is new except for pivot bushings and spring bushings. In feb I did ball joints new steering linkage,rotors and bearings as well as an alignment. Last month I put in a reman steering gear.
     
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    The pivot bushings are the biggest contender most if the time.

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