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06 F250 4wd I had the front end rebuilt yesterday replaced all the tie-rods, drag link, upper/lower ball-joints. Also install rough country 2” leveling blocks and new 35/12.5/20 took it in had alignment. Front end is tight everything aligned good. Drives straight the steering wheel is straight and new tires feel great. But 30+mph truck will feel like a boat with every little steering adjustment just keeping it in my lane. Not sure how to explain it but it kind of feels like the back of the truck isn’t keeping up with the front. So it has like a swaying or floating back and forth so constantly need to correct it. Definitely doesn’t feel very safe. The steering gear box does have play and it has for the last 1 1/2 years but never been an issue. I wouldn’t think a adjustable sway bar would be needed with just 2” blocks. I’ve been reading caster degree can cause similar issue. Any ideas on a caster setting any feed back would be great.
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start with the basics:

Air pressure: did the jack them up to max cold psi or somewhere say 55psi ish or much lower?

check all the nuts/bolts/lug nuts and look for anything you can tighten by hand or that is not torqed down to a good amount

go back to the shop and have them address it.
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new tire squirm is a common issue

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you never "need" an adjustable track bar unless your front axle needs to be centered
and with just rear leveling blocks it would not have any change ( if i am reading your description right ?)

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https://www.tirebuyer.com/education/...your-new-tires

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Air pressure set at 65psi general grabber x3 m/t 10 ply. I went through all the work that was done and everything looks good. Took it back to the shop today and they couldn’t find anything wrong. Everything is tight just a little plat in the gear box. Basically said must be alignment issue. So I’ll take it back to Alignment shop on Sunday. They did checked over the front end pretty good and I watched them align it. I think there’s not enough mechanics that know diesels. I may just bring it back to the shop that did the heads, studs, egr del, cat del, live wire etc. they just don’t deal with alignments and dealers don’t adjust caster anything beyond their specifications.
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Front leveling blocks installs. Rear air bags.
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these front ends are so basic any mechanic that can align a 1980's 4x4 should be able to get this right

whats max psi on your tires ?

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Front leveling blocks installs. Rear air bags.
ah sorry for the confusion
block is a common term for a rear leaf
a spacer is common for the front coil

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Says 65 psi on the tire.
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