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Did you also get their relocated trac bar setup?
The trac bar will need to be relocated so that it arcs in phase with the new drag link. Some of the kits also include a longer than stock trac bar so that it is closer to the same length as the drag link.
So, with the crossover steering and a properly setup trac bar you should not have bumpsteer.
Install is pretty straight forward. pull the locking hub, caliper, caliper bracket, I think there is a snap ring and some washers on the outer shaft once you pull the locking hub, and then pull the unit bearing (4 studs secure the unit bearing to the knuckle. You'll need to pull the axle shafts to swap out the knuckle. It's only held in by seal tension, so once the unit bearing is off you can remove the axle shafts. A pry bar or two may be needed to pop them out. Then remove the stock knuckle, install the ORU knuckle and reassemble (be sure to torque everything to the proper factory specs). And you probably have to change the pitman arm as well (use a pitman arm puller to remove it from the steering box). Fairly easy if you have the right tools. Be sure to properly support the truck while you are working on it.
Not sure if the ORU knuckle comes with balljoints or not....