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Can someone explane bump stear to me..( I'm sure someone can) I'm not to dence..
but layman terms..
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Bump steer is when your control arms pivot at different positions than your tie-rods. When this happens, everytime you hit a bump with a wheel, it makes the wheel turn slightly.
 

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yep also can make you wreck at high speeds as the car will dart when you dont want it to, this is when only one wheel l or r is affected, also can break parts, and moves the steering wheel without your input...it is very undesired...heres some good info..
http://www.heidts.com/heifig4.htm
btw all fords inherintly have some amount of bumpsteer, not noticeable with skinny tires, but more noticeable with wider tires and shebly or other mods

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Ok Thanks guys..
Brian's in put was a clear as mud for me anyway
but now I understand sort of... thats why by steering wheel well turn when I go over bumps and more so with the fat tires I have on it..
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What it isnt, is steering because of a bump.

What it is, is because of the design of the supension, the arc of the tie rods dont match the arc of the suspension.

That makes the tie rods move, when the suspension compresses it forces the car to steer. This a FAR different than a bad alignment that causes the car to dart when you hit a bump
 
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