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My god you guys are so lucky to live where you don't have to undercoat. What a pleasure it would be to work underneath something like that and not come out from it looking like a greaseball from head to toe. I should've taken a picture of myself before I got cleaned up after working at mine all day. :rolleyes:

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My god you guys are so lucky to live where you don't have to undercoat. What a pleasure it would be to work underneath something like that and not come out from it looking like a greaseball from head to toe. I should've taken a picture of myself before I got cleaned up after working at mine all day. :rolleyes:

Well I did powerwash it before touching it :lol: It doesn't stay *that* clean haha.

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These pics are of AH64ID's 2005 3500 4wd, so now I finally have components for both 2wd and 4wd. I couldn't have done any of this without AH64ID helping me, so thanks again for the help! :thumbup2:Think I will have to make new threads for any other components so I will change this threads title..

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Those are good dodge ram parts and accessories that you got there. I'll try to find one in local stores or here in the net so that you can see the different choices I can have with your steering and suspension component that you posted here. Hope I can be satisfied after this!

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I installed 5 Luke's Links on my front end, tightened it up nice. More pleasure while tooling down 195 in Mass. among other hiways. They are adjustable, you can add spacer washers every so often to tighten them up a bit. I'd like to add a Borgeson steering box and steer shaft soon.Nice write up for all us newbies. Paul

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Thanks for posting these photos! I am trying to plan my next project which is the front end... I have been doing a little bit of research and there seem to be some options but I am not leaning in any one particular direction. The steering has always been loose, but we have had a noise under the passenger side floor board now that is becoming quite noticeable. My husband had the hub/ bearings replaced less than 5k ago and I really want to say we hd the ball joints done at the same time but I am not sure. When inspecting it I can tell the tie rods and steering arm are loose but honestly the whole front end is a little out of my comfort zone, which just means more research & reading... so I can formulate a game plan. It seems like there are a lot of upgrade options but until my knowledge is a little more in depth I am hesitant to go in any one direction....Any suggestions? I am not looking to add a lift to the truck any time soon, and I don't think I will be running XL tires either, but I would like a system that is durable/ cost effective (not cheap) & gives me piece of mind that it is better than the stock system I started with.

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I can get a killer deal on a set of full front end suspension parts off a 2008 4wd dodge. How much of that will actually fit my 2nd gen? I know the coils will. Already running a set off a 07.5

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Thanks for posting these photos! I am trying to plan my next project which is the front end... I have been doing a little bit of research and there seem to be some options but I am not leaning in any one particular direction. The steering has always been loose, but we have had a noise under the passenger side floor board now that is becoming quite noticeable. My husband had the hub/ bearings replaced less than 5k ago and I really want to say we hd the ball joints done at the same time but I am not sure. When inspecting it I can tell the tie rods and steering arm are loose but honestly the whole front end is a little out of my comfort zone, which just means more research & reading... so I can formulate a game plan. It seems like there are a lot of upgrade options but until my knowledge is a little more in depth I am hesitant to go in any one direction.... Any suggestions? I am not looking to add a lift to the truck any time soon, and I don't think I will be running XL tires either, but I would like a system that is durable/ cost effective (not cheap) & gives me piece of mind that it is better than the stock system I started with.

check out this article and the links on this web page from genos garage. Very in depth very helpful. http://www.genosgarage.com/Steering-and-Suspension/departments/140/ Sent from my RM-820_nam_att_100 using Tapatalk

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Thanks for posting these photos! I am trying to plan my next project which is the front end... I have been doing a little bit of research and there seem to be some options but I am not leaning in any one particular direction. The steering has always been loose, but we have had a noise under the passenger side floor board now that is becoming quite noticeable. My husband had the hub/ bearings replaced less than 5k ago and I really want to say we hd the ball joints done at the same time but I am not sure. When inspecting it I can tell the tie rods and steering arm are loose but honestly the whole front end is a little out of my comfort zone, which just means more research & reading... so I can formulate a game plan. It seems like there are a lot of upgrade options but until my knowledge is a little more in depth I am hesitant to go in any one direction.... Any suggestions? I am not looking to add a lift to the truck any time soon, and I don't think I will be running XL tires either, but I would like a system that is durable/ cost effective (not cheap) & gives me piece of mind that it is better than the stock system I started with.

I found my self in a similar situation when my front end was wearing down. I knew the parts but not much about replacement and which part to replace. I thought an alignment would fix my problem. When they gave me an estimate of $900 to replace what they thought was bad just to fix it where they could align it, I decided to do it myself. I did spend the same $900 maybe $1000, but replaced every thing past the pitman arm where the shop was only replacing maybe 60% of what I did. Ended up in much better shape doing it myself. It is a pretty tough job though because every thing is stuck together pretty well and you will need some special tools. The tools I bought were included in the $1000. If you can or dont mind turning a wrench it is doable at home. I personally used Moog parts for mine and 60K later they are holding up well. I am not trying to over simplify this job, it can be tough, but it can be done if you are a mind to.

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My god you guys are so lucky to live where you don't have to undercoat. What a pleasure it would be to work underneath something like that and not come out from it looking like a greaseball from head to toe. I should've taken a picture of myself before I got cleaned up after working at mine all day. :rolleyes:

I have a simple solution...... disobey Mopar Mike and don't run the puke bottle mod to the back of the engine. I run mine to the front (straight down pipe) and the steering components never rust, but you have to wipe them clean though.

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Something about vaporized engine oil seems to stick to everything under there :truck:  :wow:

 

 

 

I'm very glad this thread came up as I am still on the factory sway bar end links with a two inch lift. Now just ordered the longer ones from Genos.

Edited by JAG1

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On 7/6/2014 at 10:50 PM, Dave3500 said:

Vaporized engine oil! That's a good rust proofer!

Especially when your vacuum pump develops a leak! Blue Pine  I haven't lifted my truck because I'm too fat to climb in the bed to unload it. I needed and ended up doing the steering brace, rebuilt hydrobooster borgeson pump and box and shaft, bilstein 4600 shocks, new springs, hell bent steel fully adjustable upper and lower control arms(so worth it), an xrf adjustable track bar and new Moog ball joints and I'm pretty sure every steering component is new. I did most of it in my driveway over the course of a month. Even did the fixin'ram steering column bushing... Then took it in for a nice alignment! Only real pita was the vac pump

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THANKS for the pics ISX!

This is 'education" that I very much need and appreciate.

This Forum is a Goldmine and I thank Everybody for All of Their help.

Ed

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