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Old 09-13-2010, 12:58 PM
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Wheel bearing and front end questions..

Prety sure I'm in need of front wheel bearings, tie rod ends, centershaft..? mite not be the proper name..ball joints ? axle seals look bad, probably brakes...gezzz sounds like an expensive week...I'm new to the 4x4 suspension so I may sound a littl confused but that's what you guys are for ha..my mechanic is my friend and he is very experienced and very widely knowledgable..he finally got around to driving it and looking under there today and rattled off a bunch of the things I just mentioned..he said the parts place was showing a one piece bearing and hub assembly, I could be wrong but I believe when I did the hubs that all of this was separate..? We will obviously know when it's all apart but just wanted to get some input, info, suggestions, tips or tricks or whatever about sprucing up the front end..hopefully gonna try and get it all wrapped up and leveled tomorrow
Then I'll just need shocks and tires...
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:58 PM
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I just did the same thing. I changed all four ball joints, both wheel bearings, both hubs, two tie rods, did the dual stabilizers, leveling kit, drag link sleeve, etc... It got expensive if i were you id have your buddy change the ball joints first then work from there because once you get everything off then you will see whats wore out. But plan for the alignment, maybe one wheel bearing, check the brake pads and rotors, check the locking hubs, etc... Im sure you know but I just did it last week so it's still fresh in the mind lol
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when i first got my truck i had to replace both the front wheel bearings, and yes it's one big expensive assembly for the most part for either side. "cost" on those buggers was something around $350'ish per side if i recall (from napa). and just as you, I have since replaced all the ball joints, replaced every U-joint in the truck and the carrier bearing. have replaced the inner and outter tie rods, steering stabilizer... along with my leveling kit....it's been an expensive truck year. oh and new sway bar bushings and links.

Like Flapdisk said replace a few things at a time, it might get really expensive doing it all at once, unless you can afford to have it all done at once.
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