the steering isnt whats making the noise, its coming from somewhere underneath the cab. it doesn't really sound ping-y like metal to metal, but i haven't given up that option yet. the steering and axles are all fine, its the wieght transfer when everything leans towards the driver side during a right turn that makes it thud. looking under there today, i saw that the lower cab insulators aren't touching the cab support at all, and can spin freely. is that bad? i dont know if thats whats causing it, because they have been like that for years and this noise only started happening 2 weeks ago.