new to me 99, need front end advise-tips
So in between snow and ice storms I'm begining to see why I got the truck as a bargain. Behind the front wheels I see the upper ball joints are mostly naked! So I assume will need replacing soon. The lower rubber is there; but it's slipped off, so not holding grease in. Only 1 lower has a zerk. [does this mean the rest are originals?] I can't physically move/shake these parts; but they are on my short list to replace.
I do think I need shocks; tell me your thoughts. When driving, hit a bridge/bump it bounces real bad, once it felt like it was drifting (dribbling?) to the right real bad.
Shocks, ball joints, both? Something else?
How do I know what parts to order? Torsion bar or not?
Is there a front end kit that is cheaper than individual parts; but still good quality?
I'm not wanting a lift or off road; just a decent "cheap" daily driver; so any part recommendations? Online or national parts stores. For shocks, ball joints, etc.
Oh & I plan on eventually upgrading to 16" wheels (223/70/16 vs 225/70/15's now) same shocks for either? Just the $20-30 ones at autozone be fine?
I will get a pick posted soon.
Budget is tight right now; but thinking shocks will be quickest, cheapest fix for now, assuming that is the worst part needing fixed.
Last edited by 08hybridok; 12-22-2013 at 08:01 PM.