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I've got an 06' Ram 1500 Big Horn. I was wondering what is all involved, to replace the front shocks on it? Do I have to split either of the balljoints, tie-rods? Id just like to what Im getting into. Thanks!
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disconnect the upper ball joint, the tie rod end & remove the brake caliber. You're biggest problem could be the seized lower strut bolts. Had to use heat & an impact gun on mine.
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Ok, that doesn't sound too bad. What kind of struts did you install?
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I installed some Monroe Quick Struts little over a month ago. 2 days after installing them they started squeaking & rattling. So I'm sending them back under Monroes 90 day warranty. I bought Rancho Quick Lifts to replace them, but after 4 calls to rancho those are screwed up too. Seems I bought some old stock & rancho changed / improved the top mounts. So I'm currently waiting for the 2nd set of ranchos!
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Dang, you've got bad luck too. I was thinking of going with Rancho's also.
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I put on Bilstein 5100's and I'm happy with them. That lower strut bolt was a real pain in the ass though.
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