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Old 12-26-2012, 03:25 PM
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Exclamation Sealership Sway bar linkage HELP!!

So I went to get my coolant flushed at the dealership and they ran a inspection while they were there saying that my left and right sway bar linkage arms need to be replaced. which i dont doubt them that something is defiantly up with the steering or suspension causing severe feathering of my front left tire. So they quoted me 183.95 for the parts and 258.72 for the labor. giving me a grand total of 458.29 all together with alignment.

Does this sound right to anyone else?
Has anybody had this problem before?
Is it fixable myself?
It seems like it would be relatively simple bolt on fix. that's why it is drawing concerns for me. If so what part do i need ( will the stock oem work or do i need something special cause i am lifted)

Any help would be great!
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If it's sway bar links, rin away cause you're getting screwed. I will say this, sway bar links won't cause your tires to wear funny and you don't need an alignment after doing them. I would say you have a ball joint issue as well.
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You'll have to get links made for a lift.
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I was thinking the same thing that the ball joints may be suspect but my trucks steering is just fine. all of my friends that have had the joints go out have had major steering problems.
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If it's sway bar links, rin away cause you're getting screwed. I will say this, sway bar links won't cause your tires to wear funny and you don't need an alignment after doing them. I would say you have a ball joint issue as well.
Couldn't have said it better myself! LOL! I don't even run with a front sway bar anymore and I have an 8in lift. AND yes I tow a lot have no problems whatsoever and yes I drive those windy roads in the hills of West Virginia no problems no weird tire wear absolutely nothing...Even if you want to keep them it a 10 min job in the driveway they are trying to take you for a ride my friend.
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You'll have to get links made for a lift.
Following Rough Country install instructions, I flipped my OEM sway bar mounts under the frame rail to work with roughly 4~5 inches of lift. Depending on how much lift you have, this should work.

Also, if bad links "caused" your tire feathering, what happens to guys that REMOVE their sway bars? RUN before you get booty raped for stuff you don't need!

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a welder and a short length of pile turned my rears from stock to 8 inch lift end links

in a few minutes ,, but like mentioned bushings are a no brainer
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I had ball joints worn on my truck with no weird steering issues.
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Thanks guys!

I figured something was up about it all. not to good with suspension and steering components. Thought i would get everyone's opinion on the whole "fix" to the problem.

but as far as ball joints, I thought when they went they would give you weird inner and outer tire wear cause of camber issues not a feathering. I am saying this cause i just put new ball joints in it about 6 months ago, shouldn't they last longer than that?

sorry if these are dumb questions just don't wanna spend a ton of money if there is no need to.
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:39 PM
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Not dumb questions. Gotta learn eventually. If you want to check them, jack the truck up just enough to get the tire off the ground. Get a long metal pry bar and put underneath the tire and then use the pry bar as leverage to pry up on the tire. Have someone underneath watching the ball joints for movement while working the bar up and down. I'd say minimum, you have upper ball joint issues.
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