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Need Some Advise Please

I have a 05 F250 6.0l power stroke, I bought with I am guessing between a 8-10" skyjacker lift with some fox shocks with external res. Truck just turned 70K

I just recently put 38X20X15.50 Toyo open country MT, I had 37X20X14.50 AT, and now my truck seems to roll more when I turn or switch directions(basicly like a boat on water). It did not do this with th AT, but only after I put the NT on. Figured it was added pressure the wholse stearing system. I can tell that one of my shocks on my dual stearing stabilizer needs to be replaced (oil leaking out it). But if I replace those shocks will that solve my problem??? As well what would be a good replacement because for those beat to hell stearing stabilizer shocks. Looks to be standard dual stearing stabilizer setup. Let me know I need to get those done and want good replacements?


As well my draglinks ball joint looks shot, is there any after market draglinks you would reccomend? I want to replace that and notch that todo list off the trucks long laundery list.... And not worry about it for a while.

On another note my stearing seems to be a little loose. Seems like I have to much play in stearing wheel( about 4"), what can I do to fix that or what should be done to fix that...?


Please hlep. I am new to lifted trucks like this. I could work on my lifted 85 toyota growing up, but this is a whole new monster. need some good feedback and direction.
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Is your OEM draglink balljoint flipped? I had a terrible death wobble/kept killing the drag link ball joint, and solved it by flipping my balljoint/drag link.
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Yeah it is flipped, and I have no death wobble yet, I fear that might be comming if I do not nail this issue down......
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The MT will be more squirrelly than the AT. Depth of the tread and the spacing between the blocks will contribute to this.

If you have play in the steering, it could be a number of things. Check the pitman arm/steering box connection. Also, if the drag link joints are worn, it can also be the cause. Tie rods, wheel bearings, ball joints etc all will add to the looseness if they are worn.

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I never thought about the diffrence in tread depth and type, thanks for the info.

My pitman arm is about 8 months old I had it replaced when it snapped backing out of my drive way (Thank god it happen there not going down the freeway). I did the drag link then too, but my truck has worn it out in now 8 months. Wheel bearings were just replaced when I bought the truck. The Tie rods and ball joints all seem good but I am going to do those shortly and upgrade them to some good aftermarket, need a reccomned dation though. As well for the drag link, factory stuff is not holding up there.. Thanks for all the info.
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I have broken more sector shafts than I can remember (the shaft the pitman arm attaches to), and I did have one break while driving at 55 around a sweeping left hand corner. Scary stuff.

If you have 4" of play in your steering, you need to check your tie rods, and steering box for slop. Have you had the truck aligned? When I got mine done the handling was a whole new ballgame. Much better. Take care of the issues before hand.
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