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Here is my problem. I have a 2003 LB7 with 35x12.50x20, and one of those torsion key leveling kits . When I put the tires on about 20,000 miles ago the tie rods were bad, causing the alignment to fail. The problem was solved by putting new tie rods, tie rod ends, and I also put the tie rod sleeves on too. Now I have noticed that my alignment seems to be off. My steering wheel is a few degrees off. When I inspected my tie rods the passenger side feels tight and I cannot wiggle it. The driver's side has some considerable play in the tie rod end (closest to the wheel). Any ideas on how to fix. I am assuming that a new tie rod and alignment might be in order, but what are some other options I have heard that cogntio kit works wonders, but is pretty pricey. Thanks
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What kind of tie rods did you install? I installed Fabtech and they have been great.


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what is the best way to diagnose if the pittman, idler arm, or the tie rod ends are bad?
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what is the best way to diagnose if the pittman, idler arm, or the tie rod ends are bad?
Take it to a local shop, let them check it out. My guess is nothings is wrong, just needs an alignment. While at the shop listen to how they get tore up and crash their trucks.

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funny how you know this. Were you with me today?
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