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Old 03-25-2011, 02:30 PM
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Glad to hear things went for the better mate! It would have sucked to be dropping major coin on your suspension. Glad the shop was full of it, lol.

That's odd about the crap on the thermostat. where did it come from is what i'd like to know. You shouldn't have "mud" in your cooling system.....hmm.

again, glad to hear it worked out for the better!

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Well, its entirely possible considering the reason i dropped a new engine was because my old one was hydrolocked from mud and water. But it looks like the OEM thermostat they put in, even though on the records it shows they charged me for a new one ($40) ridiculous. And I guess somehow it could've entered the cooling system, there was water everywhere in that engine bay.

All why I need to get better at mechanical maintenance, I'm sick of getting ripped off.

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The camber is a little odd though, because I don't know what would have caused that to get off. Isn''t it only supposed to be off if something is bent or broken? Hopefully I don't get a big suprise when I go to get that done.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:52 AM
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Alright. Problem solved. New tires. Lol. After all of that it was the tires causing a pull. I should have considerrd that since they are 7 years old. Got me some all terrains and I'm all set. As for ball joints, the boots are torn but no signs of going out yet. And for a camber kit, no need, camber was within spec. (Stupid alignment shops) I'm out 500 but I'm way happier spending it on some good tires. Thanks for all the help
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:39 AM
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After driving my truck with new tires I've fallen in love with it all over again. The tires give it about an extra inch and are so comfortable to drive with. My old ones always spun out under a full throttle, but these beasts grab right away and throw me forward. AND there's NO pulling!!!!!
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:10 AM
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If you intend on keeping the truck, replace the ball joints. Both my upper ball joints were good but the boots were ripped. I ignored it for 1 year. Over time the grease washes away running the ball joint dry at the pivot end. Last week when I was driving to the bank at 20 mph ( in the parking lot) , the drivers side upper ball joint snapped and the truck came to a screaching hault. The tire was at a 90 degree angle. I diid notice before it happened, the sterring wheel was not centered. If it was on the highway, I would not be here typing this up. Dont take a chance even if the ball joint seems good.
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Old 04-01-2011, 04:17 AM
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I'd certainly say plan to do the ball joints in the near future. You don't want the above mentioned scenario to play out at all. Even if it happens at low speeds you're spending another $125 replacing your brand new tire in addition to the work to be done. and that is best case scenario.

I don't know how much driving you do but if you do a lot of it especially at higher speeds plan it to be done soonish. Me personally, since all my driving is within a couple miles and at low speeds i'd procrastonate on it (because I like to live dangerous afterall, lol) but if you hit the fwy for work everyday you need to budget that repair in soon.

Glad the tires fixed a lot of your issues! New tires is always nice!

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:24 PM
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I guess I will be replacing them when I get the money then. Lol
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:31 PM
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Update:

So I was reading this thread last week because my truck has been making a lot of noises under the front end and realized that it had been way longer than I thought since this problem was acknowledged. Anyways, I am getting the ball joints done today at a shop. Everything for $500, I got a steal! Thanks for all the help, I sure hope this fixes all the alignment issues I've been having.
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