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SMH...The way this truck rides!

All I can do is continue to shake my head. Little back story... I had the front end rebuilt on my 100k mile 2wd. Only thing original/factory is the lower control arms and lower ball joints. The front end feels soooo loose. At times it feels as if the front driver wheel is going to fall off when hitting a bump. But isnít felt in the steering wheel. Had a shop look over it twice now and they claim they canít find anything out of tolerance. Crazy thing is, on the highway it handles the road much better than driving around town. This truck has so much potential but if I cant get past this issue she is go up for sale.


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Not sure what you are saying, Is it stock or not? What parts were actually replaced? Tire pressure? Look for play in steering gear. Should move tight with the steering wheel. May be adjusted or replaced.

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Not sure what you are saying, Is it stock or not? What parts were actually replaced? Tire pressure? Look for play in steering gear. Should move tight with the steering wheel. May be adjusted or replaced.


Upper control arms, upper ball joints, inner and outer tie rods, shocks, and sway bar end links were all replaced. Steering seems to be tight. No play in the wheel. The movement and feeling is under the left foot in the floor board. Tire pressure Iíve been playing with. From 45 up to 60. At the current moment Iím at 50 pounds


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I want to mention as well. When I first did the work. I replaced the shocks with Monroe Magnums. And on the ride home I had that driver side shock blow out on a huge bump in the road going 55 mph. That side bottomed out and have no doubt it hit bump stop. Pretty violent. I replaced both new Monroeís with Blistiens. And since the blow out is when this issue started. Prior to that shock blowing out. There was no issue. Idk if itís related, but since then the trans dipstick is really vibrating. Really vibrating


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How about lower control arm bushings, ball joint or wheel bearings? Shock mount?

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How about lower control arm bushings, ball joint or wheel bearings? Shock mount?


Bushing donít look terrible, ball joint has zero play in it. Wheel bearing hmmmmm. Last time I checked it it was fine but I have notice a humming noise lately


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If you hit a bump hard enough to blow a shock then I think you better be having a good look at the whole front end including looking for cracks in the frame .
Seeing you are feeling this through the floor, also cab mounts and engine mounts.

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If you hit a bump hard enough to blow a shock then I think you better be having a good look at the whole front end including looking for cracks in the frame .
Seeing you are feeling this through the floor, also cab mounts and engine mounts.


I have notice the truck ďbuckingĒ when I put it in gear now. Iím wondering if itís the trans mount. I did read there is supposed to be some movement


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I guess the term is called ďlurchingĒ


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