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I just Sold my SS 454 I had for years and bought this 2005 SS 2WD it drives horrible! the front end is all over the place? I put it up on the rack and the ball joints, tie rod ends and everything was in good shape. I noticed the rear has shackles in the rear to lower it. but the front end looks stock? the tires and shocks need replaced but I'm not convinced that is the problem? Like I said my truck is a 2WD and the spindle has the center cut out like for the AWD axil? I am assuming Chevy just used the spindle for both 2WD and AWD applications?  BUT my big question is there are no coil springs in my truck? is it possible someone let the torsion out of the torsion bars? would that cause a drivability issue? And should my truck have front springs? all the lowering kits and videos I can find have front springs on 03-06 Silverado's? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks Coop! north Idaho!  

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It’s possible previous owner lowered the front a bit decranking the bars.. a set of belltech street performance shocks should make a difference in ride quality if your looking to improve that... as far as lowering kits all SS trucks have torsion bar suspended.. no springs.. ways to lower it are lowering torsion keys, spindles, djm lowering arms or custom coilovers

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These trucks do have an issue with the intermediate steering shaft, but that manifests as more of a kind of klunk felt in the steering wheel.  The "front end is all over the place"  sounds more like part of the steering/suspension.  Have you checked the steering gear box?  Excessive wear could make it "wander".  Also, did you check the idler arm?  If I recall right, mine was a little "wandery" and found the idler arm was worn.

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