Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

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Re: Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

Postby kenny thomas » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:10 am

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Re: Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

Postby dcarp » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:56 am

2003 Dodge 3500 4x4 DRW. 201,000 mi. Still on the originals. Only repairs I've done are water pump, carrier bearing, front seal on rear axle and 2 sets of brake pads.
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Re: Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

Postby Brentp » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:28 pm

2008 Dodge 5500. 390,000 hard miles with employees driving. Just replaced ball joints and wheel bearings for the first time last week.

2008 Dodge 2500 mega cab. 285,000 miles. Never replaced.

1990 Dodge W250. 150,000 miles. Never replaced but needs it soon. Also a 1989 model that had new ball joints about five years ago

Very few repairs in general on these four trucks.

2005 Ford F-350 crew cab dually. 170,000 miles. Replaced all front end parts last year to fix death wobble.
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Re: Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

Postby dun » Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:10 pm

cfpinz wrote:For those with Dodge 2500/3500's and use them as farm trucks, what life expectancy are you getting from the ball joints? Please state your year model and if you've seen any difference in various mfg's of ball joints. Especially interested in Hydrabed type trucks.

Wondering if the new radius arm suspension on the 2013+ trucks is any more robust than the prior 4 link? Was talking to a fella the other day that just put a set of ball joints in a '14 with 50k on it - just wonderful.

There's (3) 2007+ Dodges in our family, and (10) or so '97 and prior Ford ton trucks. 1 Dodge is a POS, 1 seems OK, and 1 is too early to tell. Never had any significant issues with any of the Fords.

Thanks.

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Re: Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

Postby cfpinz » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:02 am

dun wrote:At least your cat knows what to use a dodge for


The cat's actually taking a dump on the back of one of my old Fords. You don't think I'd actually park a Dodge in the garage with the good trucks, do you?
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Re: Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

Postby Nesikep » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:07 pm

cfpinz wrote:
dun wrote:At least your cat knows what to use a dodge for


The cat's actually taking a dump on the back of one of my old Fords. You don't think I'd actually park a Dodge in the garage with the good trucks, do you?


You realize you just said the Dodge doesn't need to be in the shop, right?
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Re: Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

Postby cfpinz » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:03 am

Nesikep wrote:
cfpinz wrote:
dun wrote:At least your cat knows what to use a dodge for


The cat's actually taking a dump on the back of one of my old Fords. You don't think I'd actually park a Dodge in the garage with the good trucks, do you?


You realize you just said the Dodge doesn't need to be in the shop, right?


You realize I mean the POS doesn't deserve a spot out of the weather, right?
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Re: Dodge 2500/3500 Ball Joint/Front End Life

Postby Nesikep » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:08 pm

Have fun changing spark plugs on a Ford!
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