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He is probably telling you the truth, the end links are known to cause this noise. How to the BJ's feel? Get it in the air and feel for play from top to bottom, side to side play = wheel bearings.
Pull the air box off, if you see a k&n drop in filter runaway, if the PO ran a chip or performance tune and didn't have at least a pyrometer, runaway, take a screwdriver and pull the intake tube after the air box and shine a light into the turbo fan, if the edges are chipped or rolled over this means it has enhaled dirt and dirt is death to a diesel, you guessed it runaway!!
If it all checks out I would grab it and get those wheels off, clean 7.3's are getting hard to find, around here they easily sell for several thousands above KBB.
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