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Old 04-14-2012, 08:07 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Middle of nowhere Maine
Age: 50
Posts: 243
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Vehicle: 2001 Ram 2500, 2001 Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: 2500 White, 1500 Black
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
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Originally Posted by Warlock III View Post
I'm confused...what's wrong with that? Looks okay to me
I like to think of it as a little extra suspension travel...

What a PIA it was to fix that mess. Since the joints complete separated, couldn't do the usual method of a pickle fork to pull them out of the knuckle. Thankfully I had popped the $160 for the 'deluxe' ball joint press and was able to press them out with that after taking a cutoff wheel to them since the nuts were fused to the knuckle too. New ball joints on both sides now, 4 new control arms, softlines, calipers, rod ends. New axle shaft on the left (yes, I have one that fits finally) and new axle joint on the right. New rear u-joint but driving around today I realized I should have done the front one while I had the drive shaft out as I still have a clunk. Duh. The front diff was completely dry so filled that and took it out in the woods a bit this afternoon to check out the 4x4, works great. Next, is rear brakes and gas tank straps. Right now the gas tank is held up by two ratchet straps...
2001 2500 5.9 4x4. Stock except for exhaust, step rails but I don't care, I love my beast
2001 1500 5.2 4x4. Stock except for exhaust, my new project.
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