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Hey all, I have a 2006 Nissan Titan LE with a 6" Fabtech Lift on 35x12.5 R17's.. I just purchased it private party from folks who bought it from the original owner (who had all the work done) and I'm slowly working out all the kinks. Recently my front end had a lot of slop that made driving extra sketchy after I got an alignment. I had my brother take a look who's very familiar with suspension and he informed me that my rack was physically moving when I turned the wheel. Apparently not an uncommon problem I'm reading. He informed me that I should replace the rack bushings after he tightened them for me (which made a HUGE difference and it's not scary to drive anymore). There's a "tick" or "pop" noise that was noticed before the tightening that is now less so but still there when turning the wheel the first 1/4 turn or so at a complete stop and low speeds. As the Fabtech lift does not appear to include new rack bushings, I believe they are original and need to be replaced. I've read that Pro Comp made some really nice polyurethane bushings that were an awesome alternative for OEM. The one problem they had was the metal sleeves for the bolts were not included and using the old ones was ill advised. I've been trying to find a poly bushing kit with the metal sleeves if possible (if not I'm certain I know a guy who knows a guy who can machine me some). Does anyone know of a good kit? I've found these ones on Ebay (that I can't link to as this is my first post) from Ricochet that have the sleeve but I'm not familiar enough with them to know if they are good. Any suggestions would be welcome!