Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Perrysburg OH
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You'd likely be doing just that; odds are very good that you don't have a problem with the steering box, and if you "tighten it up" you'll probably ruin it. Check everything else first: ball joints, tierod ends, steering damper, shocks, spring and shackle bushings (those made a huge difference when I tossed the worn-out OEMs for polyurethane bushings), cab mounts (ditto), bearings, tires and tire pressure...
Most folks who tweak the box on a newer vehicle regret it later.
'96 F350 XLT CC 4x4 PSD auto LWB 4.10 open, white, open intake, Tymar HX, 3"DPP downpipe, 315 General A/T on factory Alcoas, F add-a-leaf, new alt x3, fuel pump x3, water pump x2, vac pump x 3, PS pump x3, SD starter x3, rebuilt seats, total poly bushing kit, serious noise reduction, new tan interior and vinyl floor, Bilsteins, Bean's Stage 1s, Tony Wildman 4-pos chip (wow), etc ad infinitum, newer black Lab in backseat, locally rebuilt tranny & new TC @ 211k, complete body 'makeover' and repaint @ 213k, new fast-spool turbo 7/11, 317k miles on 18 Oct '14; probably won't run forever but neither will I