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Well, I've been fighting the same problems. First I had to adjust the power steering box. There was excessive play in it. Then one day when I had the front end jacked up I noticed that there was some slop in the wheel when wiggled top to bottom. Took it in and was told it was the ball joints. Sure enough, I could see the play in them when someone else wiggled the wheel for me. So then I take the truck in for the ball joints and the "tech" replaces the tie rod and drag link ends and then tells me I need caster/camber adjustment cams and the ball joints are within spec.
So long story short, check everything. Could be ball joints, tie rod ends, steering box slop or loose track bar bracket.
Big tires aren't the best in this situation but that's way more play than just tires.
My first bet would be the steering box. That was the first to loosen up on mine.
'04 F250 FX4, CC, SB, Zoodad, Innovative SCT XCal2, 4" MBRP, Airaid intake, 4" Superlift front with 5.5" Fabtech springs in back with stock 2" block delete, 18" predators with 35" Nitto's, Isspro gauges overhead. '00 27' Rinker Captiva Millinium, 454MPI Captains Call exhaust. '06 '33 Tahoe Transport. '03 Polaris Predator 500, K&N, WB pipe, '08 Polaris Outlaw 525 S.