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08-23-2011, 03:48 PM #1
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- Feb 2011
2007 NBS tire shop says my ball joints are shot upper and lower only 76k miles
So i have a 2007 nbs ext cab 2 wheel drive silverado. Went to get it aligned and they said nope you upper and lower ball joints are shot. Wierd my truck has 76k miles on it. So i took it to the chevy dealer which changes my oil every 20 days and says the ball joints are fine every time. They check them and say Yep they are bad 1300.00 and we will replace them. to pour salt in the wound they say this is normal and not un common.... my wifes dad has a classic 07 with 250k and has never touched the ball joints... Rant over
I know i have to buy the upper control arms complete can i buy those and just lower bll joints rent the tool and do it myelf on a weekend..
If so were can i get the parts online that will for sure fit
08-23-2011, 04:29 PM #2
I think I'd get a third opinion. Have you been greasing the balljionts. 76K does seem to be premature wear. I have almost 89,000 on my LIFTED '05 with oversize tires and still have factory balljoints.:cool:
2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 Crew Cab
6" Skyjacker lift w/Edlebrock dual front remote resoviour shocks, single rear remote. Rancho skid-plate.
17" x 9" M/T Classic Lock Wheels, 35" BFG A/T or M/T tires
4.10 PercisionGears w/factory locker, T/A Performance rear-end cover
Banks CAI intake, ported throttlebody, JBA coated headers, over-sized Magnaflow cats, Magnaflow cat back exhaust, Diablo tuned
B&M aluminum deep transmission pan
Warn brush guard w/Warn 9.5 XP winch, PIAA bulbs, Line-X bedliner, AWS Black tool chest, Extang tonneau cover
Weather Tech floor mats
Cover-Craft seat covers
Dash mat cover
Formula One window tint
One black Lab in rear seat.
08-23-2011, 09:29 PM #3
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I checked them with the dealer they are bad.. i am the second owner i dont think the first owner kept up with maintance..
08-24-2011, 10:34 AM #4
If you have any mech. skills you can change them yourself and save alot of money. $1300.00 is way to much money to replace all the balljionts.
08-24-2011, 11:03 AM #5
What if any is the recommended interval to lube factory balljoints?
08-24-2011, 02:08 PM #6
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