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Old 06-10-2011, 02:49 PM
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Default Front End Squeak - Replacing It All

Hey guys, its been a long time since I have posted here. I spent most of my time on car audio forums like SMD now.
Anyway schools out now so over summer im looking to do alot of work repairing my truck.

Its a 2003 Ram 1500 Sport with 111,000 miles and it has developed a squeak in the front end. It squeaks every time I hit a bump or turn the wheel.

I got this truck from my Dad so chances are all of the bushings and joints are very old (Even original) So Im thinking about just replacing everything in the front suspension while Im at it because everything looks pretty worked.

Im open to any recomendations on parts or brands. I would like to stay away from any Autozone brands (aka Duralast). Had some bad luck with them and would rather not put alot of money into worthless parts.

So here is a list, corrrect me if something is missing or wrong.
- Shocks
- Coils
-Upper arm (joints and bushings)
- Lower arm (Joints and bushings)

I replaced the sway are links and bushings last week so they are good.

When I search I find alot of upper arms that are already assembled with the bushings and joints pressed in and I feel like this is the easiest and cheapest way to go.
But I cannot find any lower arm kits like this. Only separate joints and bushings. Everything is rusted to hell obviously so I think it would be hard to re use everything.
Can anyone find or know of pre made lower arm kits too?

Sorry for ranting, I tried to space it out and make it easy to read.
Can you guys help me find reliable parts for this job?

Thanks, Dan.
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