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Old 11-23-2010, 10:51 PM
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Hi guys, hope you are all well and I wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving.


I do have a question, getting ready to replace the suspension in my son's ranger, I figure I would need upper/lower ball joints what are the other components? Thank you folks so much for taking the time to answer.

1- what are all the parts I need?
2- where do you guys buy your parts?
3- best reputable company?

p.s it's a 2wd also with coil spRing if that helps.

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Old 11-23-2010, 11:13 PM
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if its a 4x4 i think 98 and above have torsion bars and key, upper control arms have the upper ball joint buit in, lower ball joint, shock absobers, lower control arm, sway bar, and i think thats pretty much it. As for brands im not sure because the auto mechanic does most of the work for me. I do alot of shopping through www.summitracing.com. Hope this helps a little
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:37 PM
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well i just ordered basiclly all new suspension today through autozone. i got both lower ball joints, both upper balljoints (driver side is a new upper control arm) upper and lower control arm bushings and sway bar links. all for 210 bucks
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:00 AM
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autozone eh, great to know, do you know the maker of your parts? do you have the option to get polyurethane bushing instead of the stock ones?
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:03 AM
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Im not sure about the polyurethane.
Autozone was 80 bucks cheaper for all and the parts from autozone were duralast
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:16 AM
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hummmmm okay, I know the brand durmast, just want to make sure I get reputable parts, since I am doing a body/suspension lift on my son's truck, going to wait for some of the others to chime in so that I can make the right decisions. Thanks a lot buddy.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:44 AM
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Personally, I like Moog. Not as cheap, but will last longer than the parts store brand. Just so ya know, it would be wise to replace the tie rod ends while you're there cause, in most cases, once you disturbe them, they break loose and will be causing you problems after that. Then get it lined up. Good luck.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:49 AM
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okay tie rod ends, I will get everything their needs to be for a complete suspension and when the lift is down, than I will get the alignment. thanks
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:13 AM
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I work at Advance Auto and I priced a buddy some stuff the other day. For Lower BJs, and all 4 TREs all Moog, it was like 240 bucks. If you do buy from Advance however, DO NOT buy TRW brand ball joints. One of my buddies/co-workers put them on his 97 F-250 and separated two uppers, on different sides, in less that a month.
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:51 AM
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Aren't most of the parts store brands made in China? I try to stay away from Chinese imports with anything I buy but it can be difficult to find domestic. I also carry bar codes with me which tell me whether or not the thing is made in China as I find most will try to hide the fact with creative labelling. Dave
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:05 PM
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I don't use parts store brands as they only seem to be a cheap, but temporary fix. I like the "fix it once" theory.
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