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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby Riflerack31 [OP] » Feb 06 2020, 5:57pm

I have no idea, I’m no mechanic here. I’m just going off of what I read on a web search. :)
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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby nealinator » Feb 06 2020, 6:05pm

So I am assuming a shop did the work before then? Any idea what sort of parts they used? Could be that they are going bad already. Tie rods especially...but even ball joints if they were not quality grade parts.
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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby Riflerack31 [OP] » Feb 06 2020, 6:17pm

I did the work myself. I used moof parts. But did not touch the tie rods.
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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby Riflerack31 [OP] » Feb 06 2020, 6:18pm

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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby nealinator » Feb 06 2020, 6:22pm

Riflerack31 wrote:At 175000 miles did front end work, ball joints and steering arms. But yeah theres alot more work to be done. Im trying to catch up on my truck here. But funny you mention, i do have play in my steering wheel right now. Im thinking steering shaft or box.


Oh. I thought tie rods is what you meant by steering arms. Not sure what else those would be. If you can grab the tie rods and twist them by hand easily..they need to be replaced. Should be very still and not easy to move by hand when good.
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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby ferraiolo1 » Feb 06 2020, 6:31pm

There is no steering box. You have a shaft that goes to a rack and pinion. Then to tie rod ends. Your play could be in the rack itself.


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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby Riflerack31 [OP] » Feb 06 2020, 6:36pm

nealinator wrote:
Riflerack31 wrote:At 175000 miles did front end work, ball joints and steering arms. But yeah theres alot more work to be done. Im trying to catch up on my truck here. But funny you mention, i do have play in my steering wheel right now. Im thinking steering shaft or box.


Oh. I thought tie rods is what you meant by steering arms. Not sure what else those would be. If you can grab the tie rods and twist them by hand easily..they need to be replaced. Should be very still and not easy to move by hand when good.


Sorry I try :D , I meant control arms. And thanks for the advice on the tie rods, I will check that tonight.
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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby Riflerack31 [OP] » Feb 08 2020, 4:01am

Im thinking of these, https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.ph ... 5&jsn=2295

What you think? Not too pricey, does kyb make decent shocks?
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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby LRodLRod is online! » Feb 08 2020, 4:08am

What do you consider expensive? Your initial post stated that Bilstein's are too expensive. Those KYB's you're looking at are about the same price as the Bilstein's. I put Bilstein 5100's all around and they were less than $400 for the four.
Read around and the general consensus says that Bilstein's are superior and last longer.

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Re: Struts and shocks

Postby tobyhd02 » Feb 08 2020, 4:37am

I agree, I just put 4 bilsteins 5100's on my 2500 for $340 after tax and all. OP you can get a good ride and be in it less than you think.
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