thank you both for all your assistance. I'm going to figure out what I'm doing with the body lift and rough country lift and once that is settled redo the sterring conversion, probably all at the same time. If you now of anyone good in the Northwest Florida area let me know.I agree with most of toyotaland66 says. I would probably look at using the drop pitman arm and use the proper gm tre. You would need a custom drag link. Having the drag link closer to parallel to the tierod is usually better. Looking at your pics, ot looks like you have a stk fj40 tre attached to the pitman arm. That arm most likely has a larger tapered hole than the taper of a stk fj40 tre. In the past some folks have installed a bushing to take up the difference between the 2. It could be a sloppy fit and contributing to your steering slop. There are vendors on here that also offer drag links and tre's to cure this connection.