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8,124 miles and my pitman and idler arm are junk... No drag racing, very limited offroading, and no lift. I should have never sold my SFA Chevy! :banghead:
 

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I'd bet a dozen donuts your torsion bars are cranked...
 

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I'll throw in a cup of coffee too. Thats the reason I went with RCD, keeps the steering geometry the same.
 

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SFA it and :grd: . Nothing like a good ol' strait axle.:exactly:
 

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Thats the exact reason that I am doing it!

03 GMC 2500HD CC/SB D-Max
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Soon to have a SFA!!!
 

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If you had 37,000 miles, I'd say get pissed. As it is, take it in and get the parts replaced under your warranty. Just make sure and put the t-bars down first.

MaxPayne.....you seem to like donuts lately. Krispy Kreme or Dunkin? :lol:
 

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Krispy Kreme-:t Dunkin:drool:
 

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As a true donut aficionado, I feel I am qualified to say what the best kind of donut is:

























































Free!:lol:
 

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They wear out on stock height trucks too. A fresh set of joints with the Cognito braces will tighten it back up and keep it there quite well.
 

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As a true donut aficionado, I feel I am qualified to say what the best kind of donut is:


Free!:lol:
I would have to agree, but I just can't bring myself to dive in the dumpster after them. :muahaha:
 

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Ben just wishes he was the popular guy at the nudist colony..
You know, the guy that can carry two pots of coffee and a dozen donuts ):h
 

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I sense a slight amount of anger in your statement :) I will have to get my steering shaft replaced for the second time this makes # 3 when I get it replaced . 15,500 miles
 

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stock ifs is really not that great swap it out for a straight axle
I'd love to, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which bank to rob in order to finance the swap. Also, it pisses me off that I should have to even consider cutting up a brand new $40,000 truck in order to make it reliable. My t-bars are cranked, but only a couple turns (not maxed out). I'm really considering trading this POS in on a new Yukon for the wife and buying myself another mid-'80's Chevy that I'll never have to worry about another pitman or idler arm again. I hate Fords, but at least they have REAL suspension...
 

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I know some people have had bad luck with these ifs trucks, but I have had a bunch of them personally and in our fleet. we have had very little trouble with them. I put one ball joint in at 65000 on my personal truck. ( torsion bars almost maxed out ). and that is about it. Hope you have better luck in the future.
 

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I wonder how many pitman and idler arms you can replace for the price of a SFA install?
 

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I wonder how many pitman and idler arms you can replace for the price of a SFA install?
:iamwithst :funnypost Sort of...:cool:
 

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It's not totaly a price thing.It's about having the best and the toughest.And you can't beat a D60 for a front end. Those who do it won't have to worry about tie rod sleeves or a center link.That's a $550 savings. If you don't beat on it it's probably not worth it but to me it is,if I can ever convince myself to torch my $40k truck :rolleyes: .I should just go do it and :grd: .
 

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I'd love to, but I'm having a hard time figuring out which bank to rob in order to finance the swap. Also, it pisses me off that I should have to even consider cutting up a brand new $40,000 truck in order to make it reliable. My t-bars are cranked, but only a couple turns (not maxed out). I'm really considering trading this POS in on a new Yukon for the wife and buying myself another mid-'80's Chevy that I'll never have to worry about another pitman or idler arm again. I hate Fords, but at least they have REAL suspension...
You're killing me here. :duh:You f'ed with the suspension geometry by tweaking the torsion bars, it breaks, then you bit*ch about it. Why don't you use the truck as it was intended, lift it correctly, or buy a Ford. You made your brand new truck unreliable, not GM. Live with it.:shootself
 

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Yeah I wish I had a mid 80's chevy with a solid front axle and 150 hp that you could barely pull the knob of your johnson off with. But I guess I'll settle for my peice of crap 01 duramax with IFS. Piece of junk anyway! Ha Ha.
 
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