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Loose/unstable steering

Ever since I put on the 8" lift, I've noticed that the steering is fairly loose and sometimes hard to control. I knew my ball joints were shot so I replaced all upper and lower with Moog joints and brand new Timken hubs. It helped a lot because before the wheels were / ------ \ when the truck sat, and would clunk when stopping and turning. I also have dual stabilizer shocks on the front which seems to absorbed a lot, but when going down the interstate, I feel like I am always fighting the wheel. There's also a lot of play in the wheel. In my car, I move it a fraction of a turn and I get a response, but in the truck I feel like I can rotate the wheel 10* - 15* before I get a response. Is this normal or something I can tighten up myself? Are there any other add-ons that would help tighten this?


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There is a nut on top the steering gear you can tighten. Allen wrench inside a regular nut. Loosen the nut and tighten the Allen wrench then tighten the nut. Do it in increments because if you overdo it it's a sob to hang onto.

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