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The Ex wanders on the highway

I am getting better at doing work on my own vehicles but am not sure where to start with my 2005 Ex.

I get out on the highway (60+mph) and she will start to wander in either direction. Nothing major but I have to correct it quite often and she gets kinda hairy in high winds. So far I have no major wear on the front tires and no vibrations or "death wobble" not even a real pull in either direction...it just wanders. So what would be a good place to start? I keep thinking ball joints but I want some opinions.
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2005 Excursion Limited 6.0 4X4
PHP tuned Swamps 58v FICM
Edge Insight CS, with universal 0-100psi sensor for fuel pressure
SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
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Ford fuel pressure spring kit
High Idle Mod
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Shocks and poly sway bar bushings help me out so far.

A hellwig sway bar that is suppose to fix a bunch of that and get the steerbox tighting up.

2003 Ford Excursion 6.0L
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How do I tighten up the steering box?

2005 Excursion Limited 6.0 4X4
PHP tuned Swamps 58v FICM
Edge Insight CS, with universal 0-100psi sensor for fuel pressure
SCT tunes by Quick Tricks and Gearhead
Sinister EGR Delete and Coolant filtration kit w/Cat EC-1
6.4 banjo bolts
Ford fuel pressure spring kit
High Idle Mod
ARP head studs
Magnaflow 4" turbo back w/muffler
Powermax turbo
Firestone Ride-Rite air bags
Retro Solutions 55w 4300k digital HID's
Clarion NX500 double din DVD/Nav
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Thats not the problem..many-many posts on whats needed for a Excursion to fix the handling problems. Check my posts or PM me. I've helped hundreds fix their EX problems.

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I added a f350 rear sway bar to my 02 ,new rear shocks and put the 315/75/16 I had on wider rims than the factory and it cured my truck.I now switched to 20x9 rims and it handles great now.I believe your ex came with a sway bar.Mine is actually twice as big as the stock ex.
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