Front axle moves side to side with steering...issue?
I recently installed (myself) a 4" Rough Country lift kit, including springs, shocks, lower control arms, track bar relocation brackets, drop pitman, new swaybar end links, etc.
After installing, dropping, and torquing the control arms (from memory I believe 130lb-ft at the axle and 150lb-ft at the frame), I took it for a spin. Obviously, the ride felt stiffer (this is the older RC 4" lift) but I noticed that the steering had gone to crap.
After replacing the tie rod end where the drag links connects to the pitman arm (definitely bad, clunking, etc) it felt tighter, but now I notice that I get some interesting vibration during lower speeds, and that my steering still feels lose at times. When parked and running, when I steer the wheel the front seems to sway from side to side depending on which way I steer. I had a friend look and he said the axle was shifting left to right and vice versa when steering.
Being new to much of this, I'd like to know if this is normal, or not, and what methods I can go about to troubleshoot and fix this if it is a problem?
Wheel hubs (good)
Control Arm Torque (all within spec)
Transfer case drop kit is installed (1")
Track bar and bracket bolts are tight
Pitman arm is tight, as well as drag link and tie rod end sleeve connectors