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Old April 14th, 2011, 04:51 PM   #1
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Unhappy while flat towing steers to right

I just tried to falt tow for the first time today, get 10 feet and the wheels on the blazer go full lock to the right....anyone have an idea how to fix this.

the blazer has a SAS with cross over steering. rolling on stock gm wheels and tires not the ones in the pic.

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Old April 14th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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More positive caster. Im guessing this thing is a handfull to drive also. When you drive do the wheels return to center after a turn on its own?
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Old April 14th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #3
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More positive caster. Im guessing this thing is a handfull to drive also. When you drive do the wheels return to center after a turn on its own?
Its not terrible to drive but you do have to pay attention...I didn't even think about self centering.... I have had it out a few time on the back roads and it does wander...now I got to figure out how I'm going to get more positive caster and not rework eveything up front.. I'm wondering if I put on a hydo-assist if that will help with how its set up..probally not! Do you have any idea on how much caster I need? I should just do as I was thinking when I got it. Trail truck only. Trailer it where I want to wheel.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 06:27 PM   #4
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Did you do alignment on that?

Is brake drag on tire or tire not spin freely could cause that.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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just lock the drivers side lockout in.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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No alignment bought it with the sas. I'm looking for the propper alignment numbers. When I find them I will do an alignment and go from there. There is a wedge under the spring giving it a bunch of positive camber but it may be to much. I need to check toe and camber is out of the question. If anyone knows the numbers of a place for me to find them let me know
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Old April 14th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #7
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buy a trailer
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Old April 14th, 2011, 07:41 PM   #8
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I have a trailer I can barrow I just don't like relaying on others and there is no room in the budget for a trailer.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 07:49 PM   #9
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I have a trailer I can barrow I just don't like relaying on others and there is no room in the budget for a trailer.
borrow the trailer.. there is too much that can happen to a vehicle and not know about it when wheeling to be flat towing it home.. get mud in the diffs have the R&P lock up and shoot across the highway killing a bus load of pregnant nuns.
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Old April 14th, 2011, 08:05 PM   #10
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Set your pinion angle then grind & re weld the knuckels with the proper caster....


......and it will still flat tow like crap. Flat towing sucks and will bite you in the nads when you least expect it.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 09:23 AM   #11
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borrow the trailer.. there is too much that can happen to a vehicle and not know about it when wheeling to be flat towing it home.. get mud in the diffs have the R&P lock up and shoot across the highway killing a bus load of pregnant nuns.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 09:30 AM   #12
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sell me your blazer, problem solved
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 09:38 AM   #13
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Set your pinion angle then grind & re weld the knuckels with the proper caster....


......and it will still flat tow like crap. Flat towing sucks and will bite you in the nads when you least expect it.
I havnt done a whole lot of flat towing but I know the 2 times I have flat towed lifted vehicles I have regretted it. Little cars and suvs tow GREAT!

Dolly is one step better but getting one to work with your big tires and not be a PITA will be fun.

Borrow the trailer until you can save enough to buy one. If you break anything on an axle your stuck fixing it before you leave.
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 09:38 PM   #14
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flat towing is evil...last vehicle i knew about that was flat towed burnt up the bearings in the tranny
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 09:39 PM   #15
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flat towing is evil...last vehicle i knew about that was flat towed burnt up the bearings in the tranny
that cause they were fucking retards. did you tell them how to flat tow?
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 09:50 PM   #16
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that cause they were fucking retards. did you tell them how to flat tow?
no they came to me after they already did it. apparently they didn't know they were supposed to pull the driveshaft on a 2wd truck, and couldnt figure out why the tranny sounded like it had rocks in it...lol
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maybe they were smoking rocks!
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Old April 23rd, 2011, 11:32 PM   #18
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Just say no!

If you must, at least pull your driveshafts and save yourself a little headache. I got 2.5 hours from home when this happened. Ruined the day.





Going 65 miles per hour and it randomly popped into gear. THe shockwave not only fragged the case, but it also bent the front output shaft. That's pretty crazy considering that the front output is only about 6" long and and about an 1" thick.
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