Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Cheswick, Pa
Bronco Info: 1986 F-150 4x4 conversion
I used to think the slop and wander of the 80-96's was inherent to the vehicle, but then I thought to myself, "Self, if these things were this bad from the factory, no one would have ever bought one."
That's when I totally rebuilt the front end of my truck. All of the bushings, replaced the complete steering link, new coil springs, balljoints, steering rag joint, and adjusted the steering box. It costs about $400 if you do the work yourself.
Since then I'm on my third TTB/TIB and have done the exact same thing to each of them before even getting them plated and legal. It is that much of an improvement that there's no reason NOT to do it.
Old trucks never die; they just get rebuilt.