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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Replacing front suspension: What to buy?

I have an 02 sierra 2500HD 4x4. I just went and had some tires(33s) put on my wheels and before i did i cranked the torsion bars just to level the truck. I told them, when they put the tires on to align my truck. The local tire shop said that my idler arm and pitman arm are bad, and both inner tie rods. Both my upper and lower ball joints were good. what are the best replacement parts to use. Im going to install new shocks while I am replacing the front suspension. Im going with the bilstein 5100s. Any help on this will be appreciated.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2009, 05:01 PM
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id get idler and pitman arm braces for sure when you replace 'em, if you want some expert advice talk to nor-cal nick ..he's a vendor on the site

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2009, 09:32 PM
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Front end parts

We have everything you need at the lowest possible prices, Duramax only.

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KRYPTONITE STEERING
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Still looking for some input on this guys really needing to do this but dunno what to buy.
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For the Idler and Pitman we have been very satisfied with the MOOG problem solver line, and adding the Cognito Idler/Pitman supports at the same time is a very good Idea. We have some very good package prices and quick shipping for Duramax owners.

Also now available are the Rare Parts Xtreme duty tie rods at unbeatable prices. These are the only true HD aftermarket tie rods built in the USA and work with stock/lifted/ or lowered suspension.
Here is a couple of the packages we offer









WWW.DMAXSTORE.COM
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KRYPTONITE STEERING
SUSPENSION UPGRADES
AIRDOG WD DEALER
STAGE 5 ALLISON KITS FROM $1499.00
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-new pitman/idler arm with braces
-tie rods with sleeves or some hd tie rods
if your t-bars are cranked you can look into some cognito tube uppers
if you get one of those packages above with the super-steer there isnt much left except the centerlink
the guys at the dmax store look like they got what you need, and they have good prices

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If you are in the leveled stance here is a great package we offer to take care of what you are looking for and the ride will be great. If you need the OE replacement parts we offer them also, let me know.

Link: Stg.4 UCA (Platinum) Package

Kit Includes:
- Cognito Motorsports Upper Control Arm and hardware
- Cognito Motorsports Pitman & Idler Steering Braces
- 2x Front Bilstein 5100's (Zinc)
- 2x Rear Bilstein 5100's (Zinc)
- Cognito Motorsports HD Tie Rods
- Cognito Motorsports HD Sway Bar End Links




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