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Old 12-05-2008
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Well, so much for snowboarding...

I was doing an oil change the other day, and noticed my tires were wearing unevenly, so I took my truck in for an alignment ($52 at local shop) this morning on my way to work. when I came back to pick it up I got an estimate for $433 and was told it couldn't be aligned. Apparently it needs new ball joints, camber bushings, and right side radius arm bushings. Anbody know who will sell me new ones for cheap so I can put them in myself? I'm not paying a shop to do something if I can do it myself. I gotta get this thing done before it finishes off the new tires I just put on it a few months ago.

And I thought I was going to have money left for a couple lift tickets this season...

If there are any upgrades I can do while I'm fixing it, those would be good too. If it breaks, fix it better.

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Old 12-06-2008
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Really? With what shipping costs there, I can just buy locally and not have to wait for stuff to get here.

I have 2" drop springs, what degree camber bushings should I need?
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I would take it to a second shop unless you trust these people and know them. Even the dealers now are working on commission so they only get paid for the sales they make. A lot of shops are gouging customers with a lot of stuff to get don't that really isn't needed. Yes it would be wise to get ball joints and this and that but is it REALLY necessary for the purpose of an alignment? That's questionable with the economy the way it is everyone is trying to sell EVERYTHING they can.

Bottom line, get a second opinion before you commit.
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