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Snake
May 20th, 2008, 08:40 PM
If you have a 2nd Gen CTD, do you ever notice the steering SUCKS?!

Mostly wandering or a constant correction feeling. I've changed every joint in the front end, 3 gear boxes, 2 PS pumps, and 2 hydro-boosts. After all that the 3rd gear box made me really think on how to super-fix this thing. I've looked at PSC kits, but I guess most people that have installed them say it didn't really "fix" the problem, just made it better.

Now I've drove a 3rd gen CTD, and the steering is much firmer and responsive. I did enough research to find out that a guy makes a 3rd gen conversion for the 2nd gen trucks. Everyone knows the CTD will outlast most of us in the long haul and I didn't want to trade the thing in if I could fix it. So I found www.wildhorsesuspension.com from NwBombers.com forum board. Scott's kit is awesome! Easy to install and what a difference. I now have one hand on the wheel instead of two white knuckles in traffic. It really feels like driving a car instead of this monster out of control. Anyways here's his site if anyone is interested:

http://www.wildhorsesuspension.com/

Kit
http://www.wildhorsesuspension.com/images/parts-3.jpg
Happy truck :) (old pic)

http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc176/cjake39/4x4s/dodgeold.jpg

Eric
May 20th, 2008, 09:11 PM
IMO the steering box isn't the problem, the track bar is a bigger issue. I installed a DSS steering brace on mine thinking the problem was frame flex, and the brace provided minor improvement but the next mod is the adapter to run the 3rd gen track bar and ditch the sloppy TRE of the 2nd gen.

Chris Halvorson
May 20th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Dss X2

Snake
May 21st, 2008, 11:23 AM
I've looked at/drove a DSS truck. It's better for sure, but nothing like what I have now... If my gear box didn't take a dump I would have probably gone for the 3rd gen track bar and DSS.

I see this as a solid fix instead of the band-aids though. I really can't see my self going after a new track bar now. After cost added up I see bandaids costing the same, you know what I mean? Kind of like buying new 33" tires...lol...