Swapped the tires out for a friend's take offs from his excursion. They will get me thru till next year. Also changed out a tie rod end and snugged up the steering gearbox. Steering is perfect now. Changed the fuel filter out just for security's sake. The lifter valley dried up a few days later, so thats taken care of too.
Had to fill up again yesterday finally. With about 1/4 tank remaining i had 520 miles on the trip OD, and fill up was 29 gallons. 17.93 mpg. fukin-A