I installed coil spring spacers on my truck over a year ago. I love the look of the front end being a little higher. However, I am now facing the consequences. I installed them myself and I didn't have all of the appropriate tools, so the boots on both outer tie rods were damaged during installation. I kept them greased, but they finally had to be replaced. Parts, labor and an alignment set me back about $250. My fault for cutting corners, but still a pain. On the way home today, I noticed some kind of clicking sound in the suspension. I found it was coming from the passenger side, so I pulled the wheel only to find that the top pin had sheared off of my shock! I put shock spacers on both front shocks to compensate for the increased height when I installed the coil spring spacers. Apparently, this made a weak spot, and it must have gotten in a bind enough times to finally break. Luckily, I bought my shocks at AutoZone, and they had a lifetime warranty, which AutoZone honored and replaced it for free (props to AutoZone for that)! The bad thing is, I had no choice but to put the extender back on the new shock so it would fit, so it may happen again after another year or so. I figure the only real fix for the shock issue is to either spend lots of money on shocks made for trucks with lifts (which I do not want to do), or get someone to remove my coil spring spacers (which I also do not want to do). Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Does anyone have any suggestions on an effective, yet affordable solution to this problem? Thanks in advance!!