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Alright guys after I got some time to do some investigating my inner and outer tie rods are done for.  Now is it worth it to upgrade to the t style steering or should I just got back factory.  I don't want to drill the holes any bigger I want to just drop it in and go. Drives good other than a little sloppy steering.  Best options cost efficient mind you! 

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Squirrel made my day!!  Thanks for the part number.  I don't understand the y steering either but it works pretty good while it's new. Just don't want to spend a ton or do a lot of drilling! Thank y'all.

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I'm at 415k miles still running stock steering. Still tight and no issues. Replaced my first set of tierods at 350k miles. The biggest secret is not running any leveling kits or oversized tires 

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Rock Auto has a complete $200 Moog T steering kit for a 2012 (they're all the same I just happened to pic that year :p) and I've had it for about 10k now and so far so good! No complaints, about the only think I needed to do was cut a half inch off both sides of the adjustment points of the drag link that goes into the adjustable collar, but that was literally it. 

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7 minutes ago, Unreal Summit said:

No lift and stock wheels and tires! I think I'll go with the t style. Not that much more and better stuff why not go for it!  I just have to look up 2012 tie rods right?? 

Should be under like just steering or something, definitely not just tie rods. Poke around on there and you'll find it. It's been a year since I bought it so I can't remember off the top of my head.

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228,000 miles, stock steering so straight when I let go of the wheel it stays straight for a long time. Tires and wheels stock, no level kits for me after doing one on my other truck. That was a mistake.

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9 hours ago, JAG1 said:

228,000 miles, stock steering so straight when I let go of the wheel it stays straight for a long time. Tires and wheels stock, no level kits for me after doing one on my other truck. That was a mistake.

 

This is because when you do a leveling kit it push the axle down and away from the the frame as you do the caster angle is made more neutral so center hold is lost and wandering starts. Possibly starts the death wobble. Then the axle tend to pull back because the control arms are too short and need to install adjustable control arms to correct the length. Then since the axle dropped down the track bar is fixed length and tends to pull the axle towards the driver side some and requires a adjustable track bar to correct the thrust alignment. So after install a simple lift kit you now screw the geometry for the entire front axle just to make it look cool. There is lot more to just leveling the truck and many other parts needed to make it right. 

 

In 415k miles I've left the front axle completely stock and NEVER ONCE had any steering issues, looseness, wandering or even death wobble EVER!  No excessive wear on parts either ball joints last over 200k miles, tie rod ends 350k miles, steering box 325k miles (leaks) etc. Tire life last set was over 100k miles and two winters. Running 245/75 R16 Hankook ATm's. Which is a improvement over the 235/85 R16 I ran and even better than the stock 265/75 R16 tires size which is prone to wearing out the front ends. 

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I think the good steering started in 2008.5

 

Should be bolt on from 2002 up no drilling.  Toss steering stabalizer in trash.

 

When more castor is needed just coax it with force. 

 

I have 2" lift and control arms for  3" lift also fabbed a adjustable track bar doing away with the tierod frame side and running heims and both ends.

 

I do not like the castor washers they get in the way. Adjust lowers or uppers or both would be preferred 

 

I'm running stryker arms off ebay. The set of 4 was less than 200 for longer arms . In hindsight I wish I'd orderd arms for 6" lift instead of 3". 

 

You can find fabbed adjustable arks for 200-250 for just the lower pair. But youl have to look in the offroad world. And be ready with measurements to have them fabbed.

 

Good luck

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