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Front end "POP", driving me crazy ! ! ! ! !

So here is the low down. I have a 2005 F250 Extended Cab with a 2.5" leveling kit in the front. It has new ball joints, upper and lower, new tie rod ends, new shocks, new hub assemblies and a new adjustable track bar. I can spin the front tire and the axle does not move. I can then spin the u joint on the axle and both axles spin freely so I'm pretty sure it is not the lock outs.

Recently it has been "popping" when you make a turn to the right and hit a bump, like pulling in a drive way or what not. Also if you are sitting still and turn the wheel all the way in both directions it makes the popping sound as if something is binding up.

But here is the catch. If you jack it up, take the weight off of the wheels, and turn the wheel both directions all the way, it does NOT pop at all. So what could it be?

When lying under the front of the truck and having my wife turn the wheel, it sounds like the popping is coming from the steering box. Does this sound right? I am totally stumped and don't want to take it in to the shop.

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Classic signs for the trac-bar.........what adjustable trac-bar do you have?

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I think its a Top Gun Customz but I'm not sure

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How did you install it?

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Same way the old one was in there. This one just has a 2' offset in it to compensate for the leveling kit. It has been fine for about 6 months. This popping just started about a week ago.

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Have you checked your sway bar bushings?

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Same way the old one was in there. This one just has a 2' offset in it to compensate for the leveling kit. It has been fine for about 6 months. This popping just started about a week ago.
Gotcha......and is it hiem joints or rubber bushings?

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And those sway bar bushings will cause the front end to "pop" like I described?

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Gotcha......and is it hiem joints or rubber bushings?
They are a rubber bushing not a hiem joint

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And those sway bar bushings will cause the front end to "pop" like I described?

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