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Old 07-14-2017, 08:29 PM   #1
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03 2500 hd 4x4

Replacing parts on the front end tie rods pitman bearings etc. what parts are best? Brand that last the longest? Moog, GM, Timken, sfk ? Were would you spend your money?
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:51 AM   #2
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Re: 03 2500 hd 4x4

Subscribing - and would like to add ball joints to the list.

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Old 07-23-2017, 03:10 PM   #3
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Re: 03 2500 hd 4x4

i think this is a matter of how much $$ do you want to spend?

I prefer MOOG products where possible. otherwise if not available, i just buy the best parts available at the local parts store.

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Old 07-24-2017, 07:31 AM   #4
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Re: 03 2500 hd 4x4

I agree with izzy, I use Moog whenever possible with a few exceptions. I just recently rebuilt the front end on my '04 Tahoe, used Moog for upper and lower ball joints, inner/outer tie rods, and control arm bushings. I bought Timken front wheel bearing hub assemblies though, as for the 6 luggers, the Moog is made in Asia (Korea, I think) and the Timken is US. Not sure on the 2500s, but generally it is hard to go wrong with Timken. I bought all my parts at rockauto or eBay. I work a lot and don't waste time going to parts stores that don't keep anything in stock (the ones around me are notorious for never having anything stocked).
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Old 07-25-2017, 06:46 PM   #5
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Re: 03 2500 hd 4x4

I went with moog tie rod ends and skf bearings. I was considering using ppe tie rods,but I don't beat on my truck I just tow and daily drive it.
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Re: 03 2500 hd 4x4

I also prefer moog for front end parts. I really like timken bearings, they are starting to get salty though.
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