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Location: Brunswick, GA
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Ball joint replacement questions
I have the dreadded poping coming from my driver side now.
I understand that the DS is most prone to go out on these trucks. I am looking to replace both by probably Moog or comparible.
My questions are:
1) Is there a more recommended brand? Or any to stay away from?
2) How difficult are these to do? I have done cars and they can be painful and not 4WD either.
3) If I have them done by a shop, what labor cost should I expect to pay?
I have a shop that I use for work that I just do not want to do or can't do. They seem to be fairly reasonable and allow me to get parts and they do the labor.
Is there any major type work that will save labor costs to be done during this repair? Should I do anything else when doing this job? Like springs and/or shocks? I am thinking of doing the front and rear springs some time in the future. I am not sure if I can afford all of this at once. I put the RAS system on and that was a huge help for pulling a trailer but know the front and rear springs should be replaced for any major towing.
Thanks for your advice,
2000 Excursion XLT w/ leather
Purchased stock. Now consists of PHP Gryphen Edge CTS programmer, MBRP 4" turbo back, AFE Stage II CAI and BTS valve body swap. Rear RAS load handling helpers. Helwig rear anti-roll bar. Soon to install is a 31 row 6.0 tranny cooler.
(Waiting to pull my 2 Buicks to shows and races)