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heavy duty drag link heim joint?

I'm looking for an after market drag link with heim joints or somthing stronger then my stock one. I'm thinking I'm not the only one to notice this issue with bigger tires I have a little play in the streeing, about a 1/4 inch in each direction. It looks like the ball joint moves a little before the tires turn which would make sense because the tires need more pressure to turn then the smaller stock ones. I seem to really notice it more at highway speeds there's a little free play there before the tires catch up. Or do you think something else is wrong truck only has 10000 miles on it. I'm thinking with heim joints there would be no play tighter steering what you guys think?

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Trevor at PMF is working on something right now...hoping to have mine on the truck before the 19th

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Trevor at PMF is working on something right now...hoping to have mine on the truck before the 19th
let me know how it works out I found last nite surfing the net bullet proof steering has a set up for like $600 it changes the drag link and tie rods everything. I don't know much about them so I want to call them and find out some info on the set up

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Also pahrump do you have that little play in the steering that I'm talking about?

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Also pahrump do you have that little play in the steering that I'm talking about?
Maybe a little..nothing big though at all..check the upper ball joint at your pitman arm...mine was bad and I had to replace my draglink cause the ball joint cant be replaced...

But I am wanting a one piece unit without the adjusting coupler like the stocker has cause thats the weak link if you offfroad, I have busted one there before.

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I have what your talking about as well but mines more like 1/4-1/2" in either direction. So if you get an answer be sure to post it up cuz its quite annoying to have especially after putting about 8k to lift if makes me kind of shake my head and wonder if I should have used that money for other parts you know

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Evo can custom make you one if you'd like. You can choose between rebuildable hiem joints or rebuildable tie rod end. Aluminum rod-cromo-DOM-4340 soild ect.
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Ive had that problem since day 1 with 35" tires. I hate the steering in my truck. Very interested in any solutions.

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Ive had that problem since day 1 with 35" tires. I hate the steering in my truck. Very interested in any solutions.
I'm still looking I'm looking now for a track bar that does not use the ball joint 1st then maybe a drag link. I'll tell you I'm not haven much luck finding anything on line any vendors HELP

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so the ICON track bar didnt help?

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