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Lots of play in steering

Looking for more ideas on how to get my steering tighter. I can move my wheel 3 inches in each directions still driving in my lane. This seems like more than it should for just a leveling kit and 35s??

Im about to get a steering stabilizer hoping that will help some.


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Check your pitmen arm the nut that holds it to the steering box .
Its like a 1 13/16" or 46 mm i think


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Where is that and how do I do that?

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Its attached to the steering box it has a spline shaft , the pitmen arm attaches to the drag link do a search pitmen arm im sure pics will come up if not i will take a pic of it for you


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Couldnt find one! A picture would be much appreciated!!


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Here is a picture of someone installing a pitman arm nut:


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Thanks for the picture!

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Seems like I have a bit more play than I used to, let us know your findings, I'm gonna take a look when the weather get better


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Flip the track bar and get a single piece drag link! Night and day difference with just the track bar flip!! Just order a new ball joint for the track bar at rockauto install it the opposite way re-attach and enjoy less bump steer! Easy $50 improvement! Trevor at PMF has the single piece drag link. Pricey but well worth it!! I ordered the off road unit with the ballistic joint cant wait to get it installed.


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Here is what it looks like right now with the stock drag link and the track bar flipped. Lots of play in steering-imageuploadedbyautoguide1364496918.747306.jpg


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