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Help: Steering problem

Hi, I've been a lurker for years, but now is the time to ask a question, Here is the story:

I bought a RC 3" lift kit with radius arm drop brackets. I also bought 2" RC blocks to put under the new front 3" springs, making a 5" lift in the front.

I also bought a ReadyLift 5" block for the rear. Everything was fine, no bump steer, steered perfect, except the steering wheel was a bit off centre.

I went back to the 4x4 shop, they said you need a drop pitman arm. Here is where the trouble starts, I buy the arm, go home and Break 2 pullers trying to get The old one off. Back to the 4x4 shop, They cut it off, put the new one on. The steering wheel is now off a bit the other way.

I drive home and it really steers weird, (bump steer?), it does not wander when you let go of the wheel but go over a bump on the right wheel, the steering wheel jerks, a bit of wobble on big bumps. Again I go the the 4x4 shop, Now they say I need a drop track rod bracket and a steering stabilizer.

I don't know what to do, it as all fine before the new pitman arm. Do I get the new Drop Track Rod bracket and stabilizer or But a Stock Pitman Arm and put it back on.

There is 52000 Kilometers on this 08 F250 6.4, all is fine with the front end, it is solid.

Thanks for the help.
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