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Ball Joint Replacement
It's time to replace my ball joints. I have a bit of wobble on the highway, and the wheels don't look straight, more like /this\.
Im going to get a friend to help me that has worked on these trucks before, but he has changed them in a 94 7.3 4x4 truck. Mine is a 1996 7.3 f250 2x4.
What else should I do while i'm in there? I was thinking of rebuilding the whole front end, all bushings, tie rods ends, but i'm not sure if I have the budget for that.
I haven't been able to find a complete bushing kit for a 2x4 truck, like some companies make for jeep / ford 4x4's etc, so I'd be ordering the all individually from rockauto.
I guess what i'm asking is, If I do just ball joints only, what else needs to be done at that point? And if I decide to do everything, what is everything on these front ends?
1996 F250 XL Reg Cab
-RiffRaff 6637 Cold Air Intake
-DieselSite 203 Deg. Thermostat
-DiamondEye 4" Turbo Back Stainless Exhaust