Stiffer steering is common after install of body lift. I don't notice it not "going back to center" on it's own, but that may be a feeling in your head. No offense. You'll get used to it. I as well as many others find the steering feels better in their hands. I know I do. When I drive a non-BL stock ranger and the steering is wicked fast responsive and it freaks me out.
Don't know how they're delivered now, but back in 2007 when I did mine, the PA booklet was VERY informative. The online PDF and what came in the kit was the same with the only difference being the PDF was in color. I found it very helpful.
The parts list can be confusing, but when you're doing it, it starts to make better sense.
Originally Posted by green99
Did you mark you steering shaft before you took it apart? The extension should have gone on the same way you took it apart. Your steering wheel shouldn't be upside down.
THIS. Provided the steering wheel or the wheels themselves didn't move during the job.
Originally Posted by 6.2
No I didn't mark it lol. I didn't need to. But the extension would only go on one way. No matter how hard I tried to get it on with the wheel in the right spot it wouldn't go. Turn it 180* and it fit like a glove.
Hmm....could be possible that while the shaft was disconnected, the steering wheel got unlocked and turned. That's the only reason why you would have to rotate it 180 to get it to line up. The steering extension goes on one way and one way only. Unbolt, install extension, slide up, bolt together. Just like that.
Jack the truck up with the steering straight. Fire the truck up and see if you've got the same amount of rotations left and right...if so, you're golden! If not, disconnect steering extension, unlock steering wheel, rotate steering wheel whichever way you need to go, bolt the extension back up.