suspension parts help

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    I bought a 2002 gmc sierra 1500 shortbed with 220,000 miles. was trying to find a complete front suspension rebuild kit. last car I did, got new control arms with ball joints and bushings in them then ordered the rest seperate. any help or advice is appreciated. love this truck. paid 3 grand from original owner, truck never left san diego.
     
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    did you try google?
     
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    Really?
     
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    best bet is to go to any parts store and look into loaded control arms. after that maybe some billstin shocks.

    may also wanna do some timken or skf hubs also as it may be time to do those again.

    but there really isnt a "kit" that i have seen unless it was a lowering or lift kit.
     
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    Last time I did mine I just cross referenced everything directly from Moog to Amazon. Agreed on the Timken hubs. Auto parts store is no cheaper than Amazon for Moog in my experience. I wouldn’t put one of the EBay or Amazon “Detroit Axle” kits on it, they are garbage. Do it right and you won’t touch it for a long time.
     
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    There are "kits" out there, but they are cheap jank shit. RA and Amazon are the best places for Moog stuff. Local parts houses dont even compare in price, even if you order online and discount it with codes.
     
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    I went on the moog website. think I'll stick with their stuff. I thought Peterbilt parts were expensive!! haa
     
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    You may be able to get away with cheaper tie rods but I wouldn’t skimp on ball joints, pitman/idler/idler bracket. Easiest to just swap out the whole upper control arm but you should be able to press out the lower ball joints and re-use the arms to save a little. There may be tabs that need to be ground off before they will press out. I torched mine and hammered them out on the truck without removing the arm.
     
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    I'm just going to replace complete arms. wasn't really looking 2 save $$ was just being lazy trying to get everything at 1 place.
     

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