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09-28-2011, 03:50 PM #1
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2001 Silverado 2500HD Needs Lower Ball joints, which do I use?
My question is for all of you guys with 2500HD or bigger, who makes the best lower ball joints? Mine arent completely gone yet, but there is a little play and I snow plow with my 2001 so I want to replace them before winter. Also, I need to replace idler arm and pitman arms, should I just do the whole front end, meaning, tie rods and all when I replace the ball joints? If this is the case, who makes the best aftermarket heavy duty suspension and steering components? Also anyone know a good cheap and honest shop to do some of the work near chicago? Thanks everyone for your help!!!J. Lord Chevy Truck Man
09-28-2011, 06:02 PM #2
The front end suspension work isnt too bad to do. MOOG makes good heavy duty stuff and NAPA's is real quality heavy duty. Napa usually has 2 lines that they make for each suspension part though, master ride is the cheap one (MRC is before number). Their expensive stuff is their heavy duty line (NCP before number). as an example the MRC upper ball joint is $35 and the NCP ball joint is $67, but worth it in the HD's. If the other stearing components are worn do them too, I recommend NAPA or MOOG for those as well.
Last edited by dsfloyd; 09-28-2011 at 06:11 PM.David
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10-02-2011, 10:34 PM #3
I agree with floyd moog makes good aftermarket parts. Summit carries moog products as well. What every brand you buy make sure they have grease fittings, and they get greased every oil change.
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