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Getting weird tire wear, ball joints and ?????

Getting bad tire wear on the inside of the front drivers side tire. tested the front end as best I could to diagnose the problem. I'm getting play in the wheel (ball joint) and I think a little from the tie rod end, can't really tell. I have decided though that if I'm going to tear everything apart to do ball joints and tie rod ends, might as well really crush that credit card and replace other items that are sure to be bad or soon to be bad. What else should I look to replace????? Its a E99 F350 dually 4x4 7.3 177k
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Check out your unit bearings while you're in there.

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Are both your fronts wearing weird? Mine were cupping really bad, and it turned out to be the front shocks. Both were blown out bad.

After you figure out your problem, have your tires rotated so that the fronts are on the outside of the duals.

As for unit bearings DO NOT BUY THE ONES FOR E99! I just did this and turns out I could have upgraded the bearings, rotors, and brakes for like $100 bucks cheaper, and that was from the tire shop not shopping online

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Pass side might be wearing odd as well but the drivers side is noticably bad and both tires are the same age. The shocks are not leaking and the suspension recovers pretty quick when you do a bounce test. You said dont buy the E99 stuff. I guess you mean the E99 OEM stuff? What can I use instead?
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maybe get the new steering components, also might wanna check alignment

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Pass side might be wearing odd as well but the drivers side is noticably bad and both tires are the same age. The shocks are not leaking and the suspension recovers pretty quick when you do a bounce test. You said dont buy the E99 stuff. I guess you mean the E99 OEM stuff? What can I use instead?
There is a thread call E99 brakes on this page where we are talking about the same thing, this really only applies if you are buying new rotors or unit bearings, but on the E99 unit bearings are anywhere from $300-$500 a piece, but if you get rotors, pads, and unit bearings for a 2000 model F250/350 it will run you around $600.

You can upgrade one side at a time to. It had somethind to do with the the E99 hub having shorter studs then the 2000s and its a way to save money in the future when you have to replace more parts

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