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What am i looking at?

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What am i looking at?

I was thinking I had a coil front end, am I mistaken and have a tortion front end? Sorry total newb at this stuff and trying to buy shocks.
 
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You have a coil front end, you're looking at your anti-roll bar and in front of that is your rack and pinion steering linkage tie rod links.
Your shocks are inside the coil springs.
 
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Thanks, had myself worried for a sec before i you tubed it.
 
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Your dust boots on the tie red ends need replacing too.
 
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I think it pretty much all needs replacing. I'm looking at this as the next project after the shocks

 
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Originally Posted by A7thson View Post
I think it pretty much all needs replacing. I'm looking at this as the next project after the shocks

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I hope u plan on using quality parts...(. Moog,) be a shame if u waste time on using ‘budget’ parts only to redo front end a year later...
 
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Probably not at first. There's so much that hasn't been maintained on this truck that I'll probably go with a kit as shown and then replace those with better parts down the road if I end up keeping the truck.While the Moog name has a good rep, it would cost 2-3 times up front and there are other projects that I need to address before I can throw that kind of money at a 19 year old truck. If I get some of the other issues worked out then it's a different story. Until that point in time a kit will be fine and make driving it much safer\better than it is now. If I had no other work that needed to be done to the truck I would definitely go with Moog and ball joints that can be greased. If however, you would like to donate to my cause, I will gladly accept any new Moog suspension parts you would like to send me that work for a 2000 2.5L RWD front coil real leaf :) (just kidding)
 
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Originally Posted by A7thson View Post
Probably not at first. There's so much that hasn't been maintained on this truck that I'll probably go with a kit as shown and then replace those with better parts down the road if I end up keeping the truck.While the Moog name has a good rep, it would cost 2-3 times up front and there are other projects that I need to address before I can throw that kind of money at a 19 year old truck. If I get some of the other issues worked out then it's a different story. Until that point in time a kit will be fine and make driving it much safer\better than it is now. If I had no other work that needed to be done to the truck I would definitely go with Moog and ball joints that can be greased. If however, you would like to donate to my cause, I will gladly accept any new Moog suspension parts you would like to send me that work for a 2000 2.5L RWD front coil real leaf :) (just kidding)
lol, yeah have no extras as of now!!! However, if u do your homework online there are some good prices out there to be had.. either Amazon,eBay, & rock auto....just need to have part numbers handy as to what u need.. I used ‘budget ‘ suspension parts with lifetime warranty on wife car years ago, because of $$$$$ didn’t wanna spend the extra cash...Long story short it bit me about a year or so later .....Thankfully she was in neighborhood doing about 15 mph when the balljoint literally snapped in half, and yes they had grease fittings & I kept front end greased every other oil change.... Lesson learned hard way also cost me an extra $300 for two new tires ..... I do understand your position believe me......Good Luck
 
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So adding it all up it comes to $630 for Moog parts for a front suspension (ball joints, control arms, bushings etc) coil springs and camber...does that sound about right?
 
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