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Front end questions

Old 08-03-2011
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Front end questions

So, this weekend I am planning on going out to some junk yards and looking for some front end parts. I was wondering what years I need to keep my eyes out for. What I am looking for is: Front end springs, upper control arms and lower mainly. I have some camber problems and I think it is mainly from sagging springs. My front sits lower then it used to and it makes a ton of noise. Just trying little things here and there. I wanna look at read springs too and a hood.
Old 08-03-2011
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You shouldn't get used front end components like ties or ball joints. They could just as bad or worse than you're currents. Used springs are fine though.

Most here will recommend MOOG for ball joints and tie rods. They are lifetime warranty and you can get all 4 plus UCAs for $200. Not sure on tie rods. Probably another $20 each or so.
Old 08-04-2011
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Have you ever installed a camber/caster alignment kit? (they are pretty much new bolts for the upper control arms). The stock ones only do so much. I put on a set and my truck keeps the alignment a whole lot longer.

BTW screw you two with your 2000 2.5 5-speeds! LOL
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