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Front Suspension ugpgrades

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by ridick_bowen, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. ridick_bowen

    ridick_bowen New Member

    Can anyone tell me how to determine whether I have a 3 or 4 spline pitman arm?
  2. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    Remove it and count? No idea otherwise
  3. ridick_bowen

    ridick_bowen New Member

    That sucks. So I got a few quotes and estimated cost of parts. Everything with cost about 2 grand. :(
  4. j cat

    j cat Active Member 1000 Posts

    give us a parts/labor cost breakdown.

    with a auto repair shop having all the proper tools all this would take 1 hour labor . 2 tie rods and idler/pitman arm on a lift with air powered tools and a wrench twisting basic nut and bolt guy.
  5. ridick_bowen

    ridick_bowen New Member

    Price included all my bushings. I'm taking to the shop tomorrow for inspection. I'll just replace needed parts with basic parts. No energy suspension stuff.
  6. BurbanMan

    BurbanMan Member

    You know you can rent the necessary tools for the job through autoZone right? It's not a hard job if you have an impact gun
  7. ridick_bowen

    ridick_bowen New Member

    No impact gun. I know I can do the work. I'm just lazy. Plus, I need to put in a ton of work on my bike.
  8. ridick_bowen

    ridick_bowen New Member

    Got my truck checked. Everything seems to be fine and tight. Nothing seems to be loose.

    Guess I'll let out some air in my tires to soften things up a little.
  9. buckmeister2

    buckmeister2 Member

    So...all of this help from the forum was without you getting your suspension checked out first? And, now you find you don't need anything? Am I getting this correct? wow.....
  10. ridick_bowen

    ridick_bowen New Member

    Yep. Running lower PSI helped greatly. I'm planning on greasing all my zerks now. If it makes you feel better, I learned a lot about tie rod ends and ball joints in the process. I also did lots of research. :great:

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