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I am suspension confused. What do I Need?

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1998 .5 Ram 3500

 

Shocks and tie rod are original    270,000 miles 

Time for new.

I was going  to do this last year- never got to it

OK 

Should the springs be replaced too?  Is there a ride height posted anywhere for stock truck?

Shocks- whos? from where?

Tie rod which one, from where?

I bought a reamer for the new style tie rods last year.......

It seems that was going to be the biggest problem with the new style?

Thanx!

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Thanx a bunch.

 

For some reason, I thought I had to buy a complete tie rod kit to get rid of the weirdness of the stock configuration.

The newer the upgrade the better.

I was going to buy a bunch of stuff at one time from a shop in Arlington-(last year)  but the guys would not ever get back to me. I forget the name of the shop.

I think Hoss recommended it.

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I think you are talking about doing a Y to a T conversion on the front end? Several guys here (myself included) have done it with good success. 

The shop would be Diesel Outfitters...…….. sometimes they can be hard to give money to. 

 

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Thanx-

Yes the conversion.

Y to T.

I found it.

am I going to have to buy this through Dodge ?

Or is NAPA OK too?

Next-

Maybe cause I am here on the east coast nowadays Diesel Outfitters will not bother with me.

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I really like my new Fox Shocks

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I'd be willing to be you need Ball Joints to.

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Which Fox Shocks?

Yes -I will check the Ball joints , If They come up bad, '' which ones are now the newest rage?

Used to be XF

Now I hear they are bad, others too stiff.....

Then IDK who.

The ONLY advantage to the 2nd Gen axle is- for some reason they do not eat them as the outboard disk brake ones do

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I just have the standard Non-Reservoir type.  

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