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Old 12-05-2010, 12:01 PM
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80k on 2002 f250.

I know its hard to believe... but my ball joints are going bad on the driver side. I was going to have this fixed shortly after Christmas. I was also considering doing a suspension lift maybe 3-4 inches in the next year along with new rims and tires and hopefully exhaust and programmer with gauges.
Question: Would it make sense to do the lift now along with any other suspension upgrades? I would love to do an airbag system which I think would help me when pulling a trailer and hauling other heavy loads. Keep in mind, I DO USE THIS as a work truck FIRST. I do not mind spending a little money to improve the looks/sound/Fuel economy/POWER.

Also, any easy ways to fix notorious rust spots on wheel wells? I was considering putting on fender flares to hide it tl I get more money later.

Thanks for any and ALL input or recommendations.
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Old 12-05-2010, 12:45 PM
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Do the ball joints now before it eats up your tires.

Ways to fix rust spots... LMC sells patch panels (cheap part, but lots of labor and a good bodyguy needed). Or replace the entire bedside ($700 part, but not as much labor). Or buy a new/used bed ($2000 for a new bed from Ford, unpainted, cheaper used)
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