At least in my case there was a noticeable change in the driving and handling, my wheel bearing blowing caused death wobble, the lift and shake method works, if you do tight corners in a parking lot you feel it click, grind, or steering vibes thats another way to check, that is what mine was doing and how it was diagnosed.
3.5 inch lift
(all the steering goodies/upgrades)
Crager soft 8-32x10.5x15 AT
Kevinsoffroad Radiator support/tow hooks