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Old 07-30-2011, 10:07 PM
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I would like to try and replace all/most of the components that make up the front suspension. I have an 02 Ram 1500 V8 4.7 ltr Quad Cab with 123000 miles. Any help would be appreciated (tips, tricks, type/brand parts, etc.). Thanks!
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Are you having issues? There are many kits out there that are for replacing the bushings. Did one years ago to replace the rubber with nylon. Handling was great afterward.
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Right now, the only major issue is the ball joints. They are shot and need to get fixed. Also, every time I hit a bump or a dip, the truck "groans" and the front end squeaks. I was figuring that if I had to do the ball joints I might as well replace the whole front end. The person who owned the truck before me didn't maintain it too well and it needs a lot of work. Just got to do it one job at a time.
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Not sure if the part #'s would be the same for you, here's what I got.

Front lower strut bolt - 6509751-AA
Front lower strut nut - 6504707
Front lower strut / lower control arm bushing - 55366746-AE
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Are those part numbers for an AutoZone, Napa, local stealer (dealer), or private buyer? Please specify.
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Those are Mopar #'s
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The groan is probably your struts, it seems to be a common problem, and i wouldn't replace them with the crappy monroe ones either, i used the Rancho 9000ES, and i've seen some people use the adjustable billsteins. I've just about replaced every part in the front end, and it will take you a good day to do it
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