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greasemonkey
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re: Changing ball joints on an early 90's Z71


its a bitch first time but if any way mechanically inclined youll be ok. just dont drink to much before installing one lower and figuring out the press.. they can be a bitch..

if you have any problems holler for me on here and ill give ya my # a help ya out. its hard to describe some of it.. and my pecking[typin] suxs






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beauxgy
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re: Changing ball joints on an early 90's Z71


gotta run, but strongly suggest finding a website of owners of the same vehicle, to get part #'s, tips, sob stories etc,.
Best of luck

summitracing has good parts too






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Changing ball joints on an early 90's Z71


Thanks.

I'm not flying completely blind. I have the hayes manual for it.

My main concern is getting this shite apart. This truck has been horribly difficult to work on in the past due to bolts that are froze up or were horribly over tightened.






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greasemonkey
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re: Changing ball joints on an early 90's Z71


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gmpartsdirect.com is good if you are patient


twice as much as moog...
some things I would def use gm but suspension its not worth the diff in price for little if any gain in part life






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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but strongly suggest finding a website of owners of the same vehicle


I'm going to do some research on fullsizechevy.com to start off. Thanks for the help man






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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twice as much as moog...


I'll definitely be going with moog then. Money is certainly a factor here. Otherwise I'd be paying somebody to do this shite.






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greasemonkey
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re: Changing ball joints on an early 90's Z71


quote:

Thanks.

I'm not flying completely blind. I have the hayes manual for it.

My main concern is getting this shite apart. This truck has been horribly difficult to work on in the past due to bolts that are froze up or were horribly over tightened.


that can be a bitch....

you have to hit the side of the spindle very hard with a big hamma.. youll think it aint comin then bam its off..

tighten the big nuts on bj as tight as you can..






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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you have to hit the side of the spindle very hard with a big hamma


One thing I can do well is beat the frick outta stuff






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Changing ball joints on an early 90's Z71


$450 for all moog parts

Better than the car doctor's quoted $1800 though






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