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Old 01-05-2020, 12:32 AM   #1
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On slow turns I get a lot of clunking from the front end. I am thinking of replacing any front end parts I can. Spindles, ball joint etc . Does anybody sell a complete kit for the front end of a 2 wheel drive 95 D 21 ?
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:56 AM   #2
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Easy to ebay, all tie rods, links pitman, ball joints in one 10 pc kit. I ordered four kits for bushings; one for leaf spring bushings, one included upper and lower control arm bushings, one kit for strut rod bushing, and one kit for sway arm bushings. I am pretty sure I ordered everything from Summit Racing, alot cheaper than parts store. I spent too much time trying to press, drill and beat old bushings out, I found heat from my torch with Mapp gas and a little leverage was the easiest method. As for spindles, I didn't change them.Make sure and mark your torsion bars on the front and count threads on the adjustment before dismantle.
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There’s no need to replace the spindles unless you’re looking to lower it. It is highly unlikely that anything on them is worn out. They’re all metal.

I’d recommend looking at rockauto and ordering everything. I just ordered some proforged upper and lower ball joints for my son’s truck and my first impression of them is that they are top fucking quality. They may prove me wrong but the build quality and the boot installation is great looking. We’ve got moog ball joints installed in it now and had one upper get completely worn out in only a few years of use. Dangerously worn.

Here’s a list of everything I’d replace while I was in there:
Upper and lower ball joints
Wheels bearings and seals
Tie rod ends
Center link
Idler arm
Pitman arm
Shocks
Bushings if you have the stomach for them. I’ve heard the lowers are an absolute pain.
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yeah i replaced everything besides my steering gearbox on my 94 2wd, bought all moog stuff off of rockauto.com can’t remember off the top of my head what i spent, but i just pieced it all together, i’m super picky though lol.
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Did the gearbox make a difference with the slop in your wheel? I've replaced everything but that and still have slop. But I don't want to spend the 250 to get a new gearbox if it won't make much of a difference.
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Did the gearbox make a difference with the slop in your wheel? I've replaced everything but that and still have slop. But I don't want to spend the 250 to get a new gearbox if it won't make much of a difference.
Same question here. I have sloppy steering and don't want to spend a bunch of money on things that wont fix it. I would rather fix the steering first, then replace the front end parts.
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I know there is play in the steering box on both my son and my dad’s 95 HBs. You can have somebody wiggle the steering wheel and see that it isn’t moving the output on the gearbox
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I woulda said rockauto. But, they do not. Still, compare their prices...don't forget to search for a 5% off code
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Love my moog problem solver greaseable ball joints.
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I used to have a torsion lift on my truck and that would destroy my ballpoints I purchased 4” lift spindles for my d21 hardbody and now I get nice factory ride and still have 4” of lift
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