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Bad death wobble, recommend upgrades to front suspension

Hello Everyone,

My truck now has very bad death wobble that occurs as slow as 40 mph, even with the dual steering stabilizer. When looking at the front-end, pretty much everything is shot: tie-rods, drag link, upper and lower ball joints. Here are the parts I plan to replace (some are worn, some for peace of mind):

-> Upper and lower joints
-> Both outer tie rod ends
-> Drag link
-> Wheel hubs and axle seals
-> Front u-joints

With a 6" lift and the additional backspacing on the wheels, are there any parts that I should upgrade over stock (i.e. adjustable track bar, drag link, etc)? Also, I think I am still running the stock pitman arm. Should that be changed to a different drop/size? Any other tips/tricks/advice is greatly appreciated!



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If your running the stock pitman arm still your steering geometry could be way off. I would make sure all the angles are correct and get a drop pitman arm.

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