Upgraded T-steering ?

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  1. Hero6

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    i have a 99 Ram 1500 4x4 5.9, lifted. I was told there is an upgraded T- steering i could go to moving away from the Y- steering. i am looking for the part numbers and a link to a setup that will direct bolt on for my particular truck. Anyone done this to their truck?

    I have googled this, and read some setups require re-tapering of holes, don't want to do that, just looking for something that is a direct bolt on. I have also read some require grinding down one of the tie rod ends if you are running 16 inch rims (which I have) , i am ok with doing that, but i am confused about which one will actually work on a 1500.

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    You want the steering linkage from a ‘01-‘02 2500.
    I ran it with 15” rims.
     
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    Well, not much feedback here.....after inspecting some more, it looks like a good part of my steering problems are being caused by a weak steering shaft u-joint. I ordered a new steering shaft and a steering stabilizer bar for the steering shaft, should be here in about a week, will update the results if anyone is interested.

    Still interested in changing from the Y steering to the T steering setup though.
     
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    you want the linkage for the 99 3500. it will just bolt right in. done it with my 96 1500!
    just the 2000 has a bigger tapper end for the upper drag link to pitman arm connection.
    1500 the 99 should be just fine!
     
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    The kit you posted off Amazon is just a replacement parts set for the inverted Y steering. I have done the inverted T on my 03 2500, as well as alot of other front end upgrades. If you're looking to get rid of death wobble.. It's a process, know there exists an upgrade kit for the older trucks, just don't remember it offhand. If you'd like, I will recheck all my stuff, and give you any info I can.
     
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    Thanks Gary, I did fix my immediate steering issue by replacing the steering shaft, the u-joints were shot, also added a steering box stabilizer that bolts to the frame under the sway bar. This all seemed to fix the major steering issue I was having. I have my engine out now for a rebuild, but once I get it back on the road, I would be interested in upgrading the rest of the steering, if you have any info that would be great.
     
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    the 03 kit will not work. the 3rd gen trucks run a 9 1/4 front axle.
    you need the 98 99 350 fleet grade T STEERING!
     

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