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With respect to the front end wobble, I suggest you take a good look at (1) axle pivot bushings, (2) radius arm bushings and (3) ball joints. Any slop in any of these can cause a wobble. Slop in all three make it worse. Running in 4x4 magnifies the effect by about 100 times. Maybe I missed it, what kind of diff do you have up front? A locker will make things even worse.

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I'll be honest, my bushings are pretty shot but my ball joints seem to be fine. No wobble at all.
And my diff is the stock one as far as I know

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Do you know how your truck was converted to manual hubs? I seem to recall the SOF trucks only coming with auto hubs - it is possible to improperly install manual hubs with the remains of the auto hardware so they do weird things.
I have no idea how it was converted, or how long ago. I bought it from a guy who didn't know much about it

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I'll be honest, my bushings are pretty shot but my ball joints seem to be fine. No wobble at all.
And my diff is the stock one as far as I know

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You should replace your bushings. The ball joints being okay has little meaning when the bushings are allowing everything else to slop around.

You may want to pull your locking hubs and look to see that they were installed with the correct hardware and don't have the left over 'round' fasteners from the auto hubs. If they are, your wheels can actually fall off. :P
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You should replace your bushings. The ball joints being okay has little meaning when the bushings are allowing everything else to slop around.

You may want to pull your locking hubs and look to see that they were installed with the correct hardware and don't have the left over 'round' fasteners from the auto hubs. If they are, your wheels can actually fall off. :P
I have them I just had a list of more important things to fix hahaha. And I have to find an exploded view or something so I know what to look for...

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