- posted 14 years ago
'95, Ext Cab, 5.7, 158K Miles, and time for some front end work...
After 10 years of Buffalo winters, potholes, divits, and all around
general thrashing, my truck needs some front end work.
I really want to restore the ride quality as best I can. I've never
aligned the front end, and it still goes down the road straight. But
now it's starting to get that mushy feel in the wheel, and it's
wandering. I just replaced the tires, and although the old ones were
shot, they displayed no sign of uneven wear or cupping.
I've done shocks, and whatever parts its needed in the past, but I'm
concerned about the springs, control arm bushings, and even the rear
Will replacing these restore its original ride? Do the rear spring
bushing press out, or can I just bang them out? How about those
polyuerethane bushings, etc.?
I don't expect the ride of a Caddy, but I'd like it as good as I can
The truck has done me great, and I don't mind dumping a grand into her
to keep her going. Better than $600/mo for a new one!
Opinions and advise are appreciated...