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Alignment cams? Steering question for you experts

Alright guys I've searched this but would like confirmation before I go and waste money and maybe you guys could tell me exactly what I need. I have the 3" rough country lift but even before that I had a little wobble, and a lot of feedback in the steering wheel, kinda bouncing around on any bumps. New tie rods and wheel balancing took care of the wobble but I still have the "feedback" in the steering wheel and wants to wander around the road sometimes. I've taken it to a few different alignment shops and the lst one said I need alignment/caster cams. Here's my numbers

Left front. Right front
-0.3. 0.1
Camber. Camber

4.6. 4.6
Caster. Caster

0.03. 0.02
Toe. Toe

-0.04
Cross camber

0.0
Cross caster

0.05
Total toe


Everything is green except for the caster. Should that fix my steering? And also what degree cams should I get? Thanks in advance

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Also the lift has the drop brackets for the factory radius arms

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When you hit a bump (or speed bump) does your steering wheel turn back and forth? If so, sounds like your track bar is out of alignment from your drag link. Both track bar and drag link need to be at the same angle as each other.

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Yea a little I guess but it did it when it was stock too

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Hey Macoyle, did you ever fix your steering problem? my truck has been doing the same thing and I've been wondering what to do to get it fixed.

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i fi recall most trucks like these like 5-5.5 on the castor

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