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Old September 13th, 2007, 06:44 PM   #1
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So I just replaced the wheel joints in my 04 ram 2500. The truck just turned 60000. Anyone else have to replace theirs? I just thought they would last longer than 60000. Oyeah and they are alot of fun too. And not really cheap 200$ for 2. owell
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Old September 14th, 2007, 07:44 AM   #2
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Wheel joints???
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Old September 14th, 2007, 10:04 AM   #3
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03 2500 at > 50,000 miles new wheel bearings, ball joints, tie rod ends, etc.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 10:12 AM   #4
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2001 1500
Ball Joints and axle U-joints about 70000 ... Need to change axle U-joints again (117000)
oh should have done sway bar links at 70000 (still have not replaced those yet)
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Wheel joints???
um yeah the u-joints at the front wheels that attatch to the axle shafts that turn your front tires.
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Old September 14th, 2007, 01:31 PM   #6
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Ok, so I guess thats all you get out of them. Just wondering because it seemed strange, of course this is the longest I have ever owned a truck. Usually 1 1/2 to 2 years then bored. I hope I don't have to replace those hub assemblies (where the bearing is), they were 400$ for 1 ouch
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Old September 19th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #7
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200 for u joints OUCH ! did they come for free lube for your ass ? mUST'VE been made of gold !
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Ok, so I guess thats all you get out of them. Just wondering because it seemed strange, of course this is the longest I have ever owned a truck. Usually 1 1/2 to 2 years then bored. I hope I don't have to replace those hub assemblies (where the bearing is), they were 400$ for 1 ouch

You really need to shop around a lot more - on both the axle joints and the unit bearings.
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Ok, so I guess thats all you get out of them. Just wondering because it seemed strange, of course this is the longest I have ever owned a truck. Usually 1 1/2 to 2 years then bored. I hope I don't have to replace those hub assemblies (where the bearing is), they were 400$ for 1 ouch
Is that the dealer price cauz they wanted almost $500 a side for wheel bearings in my dakota. But I checked around and got them for $104 a side. Still not cheep but better than dealer cost and thats with me installing them. And yea i only got about 70,000 outta my wheel bearings too. Replacing one tonight actually.
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This comes up on a lot of the Dodge forums. Ball joints and tie rod ends seem to go out really quick. A lot of the people blame it on the seal allowing grease to escape. Shop around for price, but don't just get the cheapest you can find. A good quality part will last a whole bunch longer. I use the Moog's in mine (245,000 on a '95).

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This comes up on a lot of the Dodge forums. Ball joints and tie rod ends seem to go out really quick. A lot of the people blame it on the seal allowing grease to escape. Shop around for price, but don't just get the cheapest you can find. A good quality part will last a whole bunch longer. I use the Moog's in mine (245,000 on a '94).
Moog ball joints or bearings? I just replaced my ball joints with stock ones and now that its lifted i know there not gonna last more than a year. I heard Moog was the way to go only after i put stock back on my truck.
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I'm still on my factory ball joints and have been on larger tires since 1999. 285's, 315's, 35's, 37's, and now on 40's.
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Moog ball joints or bearings? I just replaced my ball joints with stock ones and now that its lifted i know there not gonna last more than a year. I heard Moog was the way to go only after i put stock back on my truck.
Ball Joints, the thread kinda wandered toward all front end parts. I've been happiest with the Moog stuff. For joints, I always try to get spicers.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #14
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I am running factory ball joints and hubs at 165,000 on my 94 2500 (d60).
I do need new wheel joints though. This will be the second set, first set was replaced under warranty at ~60,000.
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