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Getting close to 63k, what to replace?

My truck is nearing 63k and soon I will have the front suspension apart. What should I check/replace drivetrain wise and suspension wise(besides shocks and coils)? and any links for cheap/good replacements or recommendations?

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Good thread for me as well, subscribed!
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Nothing more than usual man..

Ball joints, tie rod ends, brakes, AC, fluid levels, maybe flush the radiator, oil change, fuele filter change just to be safe... What trans do you have?
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BALL JOINTS, tie rod ends, brakes, AC, fluid levels, maybe flush the radiator, oil change, fuele filter change just to be safe... What trans do you have?
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Would add the rear diff as well.. really easy to do.
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Nothing more than usual man..

Ball joints, tie rod ends, brakes, AC, fluid levels, maybe flush the radiator, oil change, fuele filter change just to be safe... What trans do you have?
Automatic,,
Brakes, lower ball joints, and tire rods were replaced last year, so it might be time for new boots.. changed the oil 3 weeks ago..
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1. Check AC
2. Fluids
3. Flush Radiator
4. Change Fuel Filter
5. Change Diff Fluid

What about wheel bearings or spark plugs?
the plugs have 30k on them..
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I'd do the plugs as well, and the PCV valve
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If the plugs only have 30k on them you should be ok man... Just for piece of mind you could swap them out cuz it's what like $10 total for the 4?

Wheel bearings are the same way man... You don't have to, but it's not gonna take that long to replace them or repack them.

Air filter and cab air filter are some other things to look at.. Cab air filter gets over looked a lot...
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where is the cab filter
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^^^ EXACTLY! lol
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I thought we didn't have a cab air filter??? Maybe I'm wrong.

I would check sway bar end links, brake seals, brakes, and just about everything...I'd even flush the ps and put synthetic atf mobil 1 in it :)

I just do everything at once basically...every 50k miles or so..

Don't overlook your air filter, PCV, and spark plugs
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I thought we didn't have a cab air filter??? Maybe I'm wrong.

I would check sway bar end links, brake seals, brakes, and just about everything...I'd even flush the ps and put synthetic atf mobil 1 in it :)

I just do everything at once basically...every 50k miles or so..

Don't overlook your air filter, PCV, and spark plugs
PCV? wheres that
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i don't wnat to make a thread with basically teh same idea, but should i be checking the same things at 30k? i should break 30 sometime before summer ends and i'd like to check everything before i drive back to school
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I would say just check things... Inspect things and go from there.. Really only need to replace things with a lot of wear. 30k is nothing to worry about man.. 100k is where you need to start making larger repairs.. Remember it's called preventative maintenance for a reason.
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we dont have a cab filter.


I read through and nobody said anything about changing the trans fluid, I would think that would be good to do.
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I wasn't sure... But on most tune ups people do, the cabin air filter goes overlooked...

Good to know we don't have one!

I would say change the ATF and the ATF filter...
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I would say just check things... Inspect things and go from there.. Really only need to replace things with a lot of wear. 30k is nothing to worry about man.. 100k is where you need to start making larger repairs.. Remember it's called preventative maintenance for a reason.
should i get new tires as well? I don't know how old/new these tires are since i bought the truck used, so i figured i might as well get new ones, and might as well get good ones too (ie wrangler or similar)
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Get some BFG AT's... They're a awesome tire and have good wear patterns!

Tires are up to you... Unless they're down to the belts, then it's a must!
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where is the cab filter
The only place I could see a cabin filter being is the return air behind you glove box. Lower you glove box and start the truck with and put AC on MAX,theres a door that will open for the return air. You could put one in if you get the size or make one with some filter media. Not needed IMO.
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Well, I'm going to play the devil's advocate here for a minute. Routine maintainence is a beautiful thing if you have money to throw at it and it's how I make a lot of my paycheck but I think a lot of it is really going overboard. At 60k, I would inspect the coolant and if it is discolored at all I'd change it but it's 100k coolant so it's borderline that I'd change it. Mine has 73k on it and still looks brand new. I would definitely change the rear differential fluid if it hasn't been changed before because that gets overlooked so much. Transmission fluid is good to change if you're going to change the filter but before you go and spend 5 something a quart on Mercon V pull the dipstick and look at the color of it and smell it. If it's still a nice deep red color, you're just changing it just in case. As for things like the suspension you just need to check for looseness and play and if it looks good, leave it alone. Shocks aren't built to last 30k like they used to be and with a good up and down and side to side of the wheel with them up in the air you'll learn quickly if you need anything. The fuel filter and air filters I would recommend though if they haven't been changed recently. But beyond that, I'd leave it alone. I guess I'm poor and I don't have money to put into my truck like I should or I do it as neccessary at work. But there is one alternative that you can explore. Go to a dealership that has a free multipoint inspection for your next oil change and see what kind of list they give you. Use that as a basis for your tuneup.
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Well put John!
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