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Old 01-23-2008
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Any replacing of suspension parts at 172k??

I have read posts about people needing to replace suspension parts after so many miles. My front end seems like it is lower than the back end but then again my truck was pre-wired and set-up for towing. I was wondering if I need to consider replacing any parts of the suspension or even bushings. I have noticed that my old bushings have gotten old and are shriveled up. Where could I get replacement bushings and/or should I have any parts replaced in my suspension? My truck is a 4x4 ext-cab and still runs great.

Any opinions or advice is much appreciated. :)
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Is all the suspension still stock? If so, then yes. You will want to replace some if not all of the suspension compenents. You should be able to pick up pretty much all parts from any local part store. Your truck is by no means too old.
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yes....you need to check the bushings, ball joints, and things like that.
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I figured as much. I have read about aftermarket bushings, the ones made of out ?polyurethane or something like that, what do you guys recommend? Could the reason why my ride is kinda rough is due to worn out bushings/ suspension parts? I think it is but I would like ya'lls input since you guys have tinkered around with your trucks longer than I've had my Ranger.

Should I stick with stock components or go with aftermarket?
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Ok another question for you guys concerning suspension parts. Underneath the truck above the back axle is two shocks, one on each side. I have noticed lately that when I am going about 40+ over a pretty good bump my back end hits the bump and I feel like my back end has no shocks hardly. The ride is very rough going over bumps. What is this and what can I do to fix it? Also are struts on the front end the same thing as shocks?

I'm in need of some dire help, I need to learn.
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