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Front end help 97 f350 drw

Hey guys I am going to be replacing my tierod ends, ball joints wheel bearings and pitman arm on my 97 f350 2wd drw pickup. I have a lot of wear on the inside of the tires. I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction on what parts I should use, and some part numbers would be helpful as well. I want to make sure I use good parts and any tips appreciated. Thanks

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Moog and trw are good as far as tre's and balljoints. we use sks bearings at work on the class 8 rigs and they are pretty good dont know if they make light duty bearings but worth checking into.

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Put all new moog balljoints and tie rods new timken wheel bearings, new brakes and a new set of front tires along with an alignment. Drives like new now! Question though. I should of but didn't replace the radius arm bushings, gettings a lot of noise from that area. If I replace those will it mess with the toe and camber at all or just the caster. What's the best way to replace those anyways? Doesn't look like its going to be easy

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You can either use a porta power or a come along to push the arm out of the socket . I would think your alignment shouldn't change much but new bushings may just shove the wheels forward a touch .

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Thanks for the tip, wouldn't of thought of that. My caster is off on the truck and ntb was trying to tell me it was those camber adjusting sleeves and tried to tack 300 bucks onto the alignment :/ but I bought the 1 year alignment deal so even if anything gets messed up I guess I can just take it back in for another alignment

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