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post #40151 of 43510 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 08:23 PM
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We have rebuilt 2 1500's in the past couple of years. I went with the complete control arm since it is all new with no stress of installing ball joints.
I used ACDelco professional series. I think we used some Moog on the first truck.

My 2500 will probably get the ACDelco Pro parts when I rebuild it. Mine is stock but gets some heavy off road banging around.

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post #40152 of 43510 (permalink) Old 07-12-2018, 03:29 AM
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I went kyptonite tierods, or you can do rare parts which are good as well. I also went with MAS ball joints, the rugged series. 1600 seems way high IMO. Just do it your self.

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Appreciate the info. Yeah Iím probably going to do myself. Just need to make time to do it...

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Moog is the major aftermarket brand of choice. There are some custom brands but they cost a lot more for not much improvement in the part. Moog has two lines. There is the good stuff and the Chinese stuff. Be sure you are talking about the good stuff or you might as well buy a parts store house brand. You can look up the part numbers on RockAuto.

As far as house brands go NAPA probably has as good as anyone.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...e+rod+end,7428

Tie rod ends are easy. Ball joints are tough. You may need a press to get them out of the control arm.

A complete control arm with the ball joint installed is not a lot more than the ball joint itself. Certainly if it saves you $1200 in labor it would be a good deal to do the whole control arm.

I can't see spending more than $700 on high quality parts if you DIY.

Not only will you save a bunch of money but you will have pride of workmanship too and the satisfaction of knowing that you didn't get ripped off.

If you don't have the tools now is the time to get them. The first thousand worth is free right now.


Thanks for the info. I donít have the ball joint press tools but I can borrow them from my cousin. But I have bought tools in the past with the money I saved doing work myself. Itís smart...

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We have rebuilt 2 1500's in the past couple of years. I went with the complete control arm since it is all new with no stress of installing ball joints.

I used ACDelco professional series. I think we used some Moog on the first truck.



My 2500 will probably get the ACDelco Pro parts when I rebuild it. Mine is stock but gets some heavy off road banging around.


Thanks. I need to get online after work and get some parts ordered...

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post #40155 of 43510 (permalink) Old 07-12-2018, 06:44 AM
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After putting the new front end on her i just upgraded to Toyo Xtreme A/T II 315/75/r16 from 285/75/r16. 2" taller as it should be.
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^^^^^I should rephrase that to a new complete rebuilt front end. All new parts as i posted a few days back. What a difference. Its pretty awesome. I am going on a 2000 mile round round trip up through Idaho. So this all comes just in time.

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Changed fuel filter on the L5P today.

Filter and housing are made by Mann in Czech republic.

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Changed out headlight housings for some custom ones I built. They have a morimoto mini H1 7.0(courtesy of @LML6600DMAX), and some rigid d-ss pro spot for high beams.
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Changed out headlight housings for some custom ones I built. They have a morimoto mini H1 7.0(courtesy of @LML6600DMAX), and some rigid d-ss pro spot for high beams.
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Man those look great on the truck Justin!

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Changed out headlight housings for some custom ones I built. They have a morimoto mini H1 7.0(courtesy of @LML6600DMAX), and some rigid d-ss pro spot for high beams.

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