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I need to take a look at the bolt on mine, I am getting a rough yank and feel the front axle rack on me at times when I hit a big dip or big bump.
I can tell you my steering box had some play in it and I only have 84,000 miles on the truck. I grabbed the allen wrench and the 3/4 wrench and went about a 1/8 of a turn on my thrust bearing in the steering box and cinched up the nut tight and what a difference that made.
I can tell you 38" tires are more than these trucks like and I drive it very easy. Been thinking about putting a couple of additional cross members in under transfer case area and at the radius arm mounts. I can feel the trucks frame flex more so since I went with 38's over the 37's. There is a big difference, just the weight of the tires is 35lbs and I felt it immediately in both frame flex and the brakes.
I have 30,000 miles on them and I'm guessing they are going to go at least another 20,000 so I am going to stiffen this thing up and see how it likes it.
I am looking at running a piece of 3" tube from radius arm mount to mount. Tie both of them together and run cross braces to the transmission cross member. That will firm up the entire front rails and engine mounts etc. I'm sure you feel the frame gallop at times, these frames need to be stiffened up a bit.
Next set of tires are going to be Terra Grapplers 36"/14/18 not sure if they will last like the Toyo's but holy cow at 105lbs they are too much for even the Dana 60 IMO.
Ok I'm done ranting, check the track bar bolt and steering box for play first.
2006 F250 LARIAT CCSB 4X4: ARP Studs, O-Ringed Heads, X4 PHP Custom Tune, Atlas40 Ficm Tune, CAT EC-1 Coolant, IPR Coolant filter, Fass-125, turbo-back SS 4" pipe, Corsa muffler, No EGR , 6.4 Banjo's, 6.4 starter,DC Power 270 amp alt, 2/0 cables, Die Hard AGM, 7" lift w: Icon Progressive Coil Springs, 2008^ Carli/Deaver rear springs on fatty-daddy 38/15.50/18 Toyo's