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Old 08-16-2011
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front end squeak.. common problem?

guys, i just starting having this god aweful squeak from my front end passenger side and i was wondering if anyone had the same issue and had it turn out to be a ball joint? i've been spraying every moving part it still squeaks so i assume i cant get to it due to the rubber boot. has anyone else had a loud noise when your suspension articulates and when you turn your steering? i just want to make sure because my time is limited and i dont want to waste it. thanks for any input guys
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does it happen all the time or is it when u go up a driveway unevenly or speedbumps and such?
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Lower ball joint , I replaced mine and im squeak free.
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Yeah, sounds like the lower ball joints. Replaced mine and no more squeaks.
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thanks guys. i was leaning towards the lower ball joint but wanted to see what others thought. i just put the 3" p.a. lift in my truck and am going to get some rims and tires this weekend and i dont want to be looking good but sounding like a jackass
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Nice, post up some pics when you get it all dialed in!
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i posted a pic of it currently here... https://www.ranger-forums.com/1-3-body-lifts-102/pic-request-125725/

i'm going to town fair tire this weekend to buy rims/tires so they should be on next week. going with some 33's and in 2 weeks shes getting a new pin stripe and detailed
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Sounds good, those new tires will be lookin nice!
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That's a horrible pic. Post up when you get the BL and tires done. Make sure it's not hidden by another truck.
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Old 08-23-2011
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here she sits now. i want to go with an exhaust. not sure what to get however. and i'd like to put some lights behind the grille

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Dam nice truck!
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good lookin truck but your wheels are on backwards lol
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