Been meaning to follow up with the results for awhile now. I repacked the bearings and that solved the wheel movement. Holy Sh*t! Big improvement in steering and bearing clunk noise went away. Surprisingly the job isn't all that hard. Unfortunately I have some clunk happening up front still. Seems like its coming from the right side. I've taken to two shops and both tell me they see no wear on the bushings nor do they feel the movement you would feel if my ball joints were worn out. The easiest way to hear/feel it is going over a small bump such a a speed bump. If I go real slow over the bump, like creep over it, no noise or clunk. If I go over it at 5mph it will be noticed. I want to believe it's ball joint or joints. They have 194,000 miles on them but if it's not I don't wish to replace them. I'd rather use that money for new Indie4x4 torsion bars.
98 Trooper LS Oil Consuming DOHC 3.5 V6 and BF Goodrich All Terrain 265/75 16's otherwise stock driver which I absolutely love! Portland, OR