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Old 12-28-2010, 09:46 PM
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I'm thinking that I'm about to reach the time to replace some parts in my front suspension in my 04 2wd. I currently have leveling spacers in the front and those are coming out and figured while I've got things apart, I might as well do some maintenance. Not to mention the fact that I have a feeling that a lot of the parts aren't going to like the altitude change after being lifted for about 60k miles.

At this time I know I need to replace the lower ball joint on the passenger side and I've also got a noise issue I'm going to try and track down in the process. I'm thinking the noise might be either tie-rod end links and/or sway bar end links.

I guess the point of this post is to get some feedback on possible parts to look at replacing while I've got the front end apart on a truck that has about 102k miles on it with all stock parts still in place. Well, I have replaces both wheel bearings already.

As of now, I know I'm replacing the shocks and the lower ball joint on the pass. side for sure. I'm also going to plan on the tie-rod end links and the sway bar end links.

Should I replace all upper and lower ball joints just be cause I have it all apart?

Is there anything else I'm not thinking of that could be an issue, especially with the altitude change?

Thanks ahead of time guys and sorry for the long a$$ post!
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:36 PM
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I'd do both upper and lowers while you have it all apart . Do it once and be done with it .
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