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    Default 08 Sivlerado Ball Joint upper control arm?

    Ok have an 08 Silverado 4x4, swapped out from shocks/struts with the bilstein 5100 adjustable, have the truck leveled out. Bought new tires around 8000 miles ago or so, the front outside edge of the tires is getting worn, have had them rotated and balanced, took the truck in to have alignment checked and the driver side upper balljoint is worn out with 37K miles on it. Thinking this is worn prematurely from a wreck back when i first got the truck, but shop said thats why tires are wearing wrong, but upper ball joint cant be replaced, have to get a new upper control this correct? if it is true, should i just get aftermarket ones that are designed for the change in suspension up front, or stick with the stock oem upper control arms. THey quoted me like 238.99 for stock upper control arm, 158 buck s in labor and 80 bucks for he alignment. seems steep for the upper arms? any thoughts.

    Other thing is.....will my extended warranty cover the ball joint?
    2008 Silverado LTZ Crew 4x4 5.3L

    Stock 20 w/ Cooper Zeon LTZ 33's
    HD Trailering
    Alumiknox Black Truck Box
    Bilstein 5100's Leveling Shocks

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    if you only have 38k miles on it a dealer should fix it for free. Generally they call it a "goodwill" repair. I just had them replace a leather passenger seat and a few other things on my wife's torrent, it has 55k and they did it free. I would not tell them about your accident.

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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