Originally Posted by jrtozer
Originally Posted by PatO
Also keep an eye on the ball joints and tie rod ends, should be a normal check with a front end alignment. Mine were all shot at 65K miles but I did have plenty of washboard and desert roads in that mileage.
Thanks, I had to replace the ball joints at <30k miles because they had so much play in them already. Had the ProSteer ball joint installed (not cheap). -JR (now at 50k miles)
My wife and I recently purchased an 05 SMB 4x4 w/ 35k mi that had been sitting in a garage for a few years. It rode like crap.
I spoke with Ramsay too. His ideas are great but he did not have a front end solution for a leaf spring front end.
Deaver has been working on a solution for a number of years...springs, shocks and a new panhard bar.
I sprung for it despite some of Ramsay's cost concerns.
I am very happy with the result, more importantly so is my wife.
Then went a step further for a big brake kit and 285/75's x 17, new ball joint and a fox steering stabilizer.
We are super happy now..she rolls like a caddy without the body roll.
But as I have fox shocks on my Toyota Tacoma I wonder if this last step will be perfection...Ramsay?