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Upper ball joints rubbing on rim

My 98 dodge Dakota driver side upper ball joints rubbing on my rim I just replaced my upper and lower ball joints but I put a 3 in lift on my truck with new mud tires I don't know if its my wheel bearing or not but my tire doesn't move (up or down nor side to side) once in the air so I ruled my wheel bearing kind of out my only thoughts r that my torsion bars r not aligned right or my ball joint may be loose just looking for other opinions to y this is happening.

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You have to get it aligned at a shop after messing with your steering geometry. Your tires could be pointing in towards each other or pointing out away from each other. It's called toe in or toe out.

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