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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 09:41 AM Thread Starter
 
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Front end replacement parts?

I am in need of new pitman arm, idler arm, and upper control arms on my 01 2500 with 205,000 miles on. just looking at options... looks like I can go oe replacement for fraction of the cost. I can get all the above parts oe for $130 and add kryptonite support brackets to pitman/idler. it seems this will be a good combo. I am running 285's, more hp, and a 4" lift but the stock parts lasted this long, with some added reinforcement they should be good to go right? is it really worth spending another $1500 for all name brand items??
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Go kryptonite and never look back... Lifetime replacements will pay for themselves the first time you have to send a part back Lol. I started with the small parts first. Only thing left now is centerlink which im not too worried about keeping stock for the time being. I run 20x14s and all of my Kryptonite stuff is holding up fine

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I used Moog problem solver stuff they have been holding up very well . Rock auto has the beast prices . I just couldn't bring myself to spend Kryptonite or Cognito money on a 17 year old truck .

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I am in need of new pitman arm, idler arm, and upper control arms on my 01 2500 with 205,000 miles on. just looking at options... looks like I can go oe replacement for fraction of the cost. I can get all the above parts oe for $130 and add kryptonite support brackets to pitman/idler. it seems this will be a good combo. I am running 285's, more hp, and a 4" lift but the stock parts lasted this long, with some added reinforcement they should be good to go right? is it really worth spending another $1500 for all name brand items??
kind of depends how you use the truck. I would at least do the HD tierods, but unless your really pushing the truck hard the rest of the kryptonite stuff is probably not needed, the support would be good to add as well.

That said, theres nothing wrong with going full kryptonite, ive used several of there parts including UCA and they are of awesome quality, but if your not going to put the truck in situations where you need that kind of over kill, the moog parts are probably fine at a fraction of the cost.
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