It was the wobble of death, no doubt. Before replacement, the driver-front tire sounded like an oval. I had a suspicion it was part of the problem. It may be gone for the time being but know not to say it has been resolved.
The next step would be the ADJ track. As we talked before I dont like the idea of keeping the front track in the stock location with the raised height, nor drilling out the stock mount for several reasons. In my experience, when the angle of the front track bar is different than the angle of the drag-link (from tie rod to pitman) you are out of correct geometry.
A dropped pitman arm is not the right idea here, they are mostly used for lifts over 4" and in that case I would suggest a different steering setup anyway.
We'll see where she sits after settling, decide on the JKS or no JKS body/MML and most likely go with an ADJ track, then bury her in some mud
You should have seen Charles' face when I asked if he had a torch.