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Old 07-15-2011, 11:24 PM
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My front tires are wearing unevenly, so I had the front end checked and turns out my ball joints are bad, and my shocks showed signs of seepage. I did a little research and decided to go with XRF brand ball joints with the million mile warranty. Lesson learned - don't buy them direct from the company, because you can find the full set much cheaper from vendors on the web.

If any of you have installed XRF joints, I'd be interested to know if you've had issues with them or satisfied with their quality/performance.

I also went with their sway bar links, and for the shocks Bilstein HD.

Lastly, I'm not planning to replace any other components, but I'm interested to know if you recommend any other preventive maintenance actions while I'm at it. Thanks in advance for your input.
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The U-joints are real crap in the 2500/3500 4X4. My front ones are on they way out. You should have AAM 9.25 14 bolt axles under your truck, they switch from Dana in 03 for the cheaper AAM units and that came alone with cheeper parts. You have to make sure you get the right ones there is a slight size difference in the U-Joints and allot of the parts store don't know this
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thought we were talking about ball joints
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There is a slight size difference in the ball joints as well, compare to the Dana units
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