Join Date: Feb 2016
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Front end for dummies
I've been reading, and most of your upgrades are wonderful, but I am fine with just getting stock. Pushing 400,000 miles and I do not think, or know, if anything has been done on the front end, surely ball joints, but I cannot find receipts in POs folder of history.
1998.5 2500 24v 4x4, no lift.
I had friend wiggle steering wheel and all I saw loose was where the track bar bolts to the frame. There was maybe a little play where the drag link attaches to the tie rod, but minimal and I would assume is not needing replacing just yet. The tie rod ends seem tight. I havent checked the ball joints lately.
Also, what is T and what is Y? My truck has tie rod that attaches to both wheels and the drag link attaches to the tie rod. This is T as I understand it. Is Y better?
I think it is easier to stick with the setup I have.
I assume the Track Bar cannot just be tightened? It has a castle nut, so is not loose.
My only symptom is a little feathering of the front tires, and this is more noticeable when the truck camper is on. The steering and suspension are smooth and no noises or vibratons that I can tell. Though the exhaust is loud to drown out most noises.
should I just replace the track bar and wait for the rest to go bad? Most have grease fittings and I am good about keeping it greased,
I dont want to spend a grand, I see parts for 100-200 range, and complete kits for 200 -300 range. Moog comes up a lot. Which going to get me another 400000?
I'm the guy that drove 10 miles down a washboard dirt road at 8 mph to save wear n tear… I would like more durable parts so I could push harder, but …
98.5 2500 Extended cab, long bed, 4x4, manual 5-speed.
Edge CS2 31400. FASS 150. 4 inch pipe. Bigger input shaft and output nut, heavy duty clutch, new tranny.