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Steering/castor issue, how do i fix my castor?

My truck pulls to the right. An alignment shows that i have 5.5* of castor on the left front, but 6.1* on the right. My local shop tells me that is why my truck pulls to the right. They also say the front right wheel is 1.5" set back in comparison to the front drivers side. It pulls to the right the same amount while stopping, accelerating, and while cruising so i know it isn't a brake problem. The truck also wobbles to hell at 35-45mph but at 70 it is smooth rollin. I hope i just need to balance/rotate, but this sucker has wobbled and bounced down the road since i lifted it.

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What i put on the '04 f250 6.0PSD
6" lift ICON front leaf springs
2" extended shackles
Pro comp traction bars
Adjustable track bar w/ heims
Top gun customs 6" blocks in the rear
skyjacker drop pitman arm
35" BFG KM2s w/ pro comp wheels
Skyjacker braided brake lines
SCT Tuner
Rancho single steering stabilizer

I have also recently replaced-
All 4 steering knuckle ball joints
Drag link rod end

And the truck has serviceable tie rod ends so they must have been done in the past ~50k, I've had the truck for a year and have put ~20k miles on it
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couple of items,
first, look into adjustable joints for the front, you may have them, and just need a good shop to fix.
second, make sure you dont have a leaf swapped end for end, you should not see a differencd of 1" + from side to side.

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couple of items,
first, look into adjustable joints for the front, you may have them, and just need a good shop to fix.
second, make sure you dont have a leaf swapped end for end, you should not see a differencd of 1" + from side to side.
Adjustable joints for what particular component in the front end?

I checked the leaf springs and i put em on right, icon marks the front pretty clearly.

thanks!
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