You would think by now they would make a more robust front end for these trucks. 142,000 miles on it in 10 years, the parts should last longer than they do. So far the list is big, but I am pretty sure I have all the worn stuff being replaced. Discovered the right hub is what is making the wub wub noise, the bearing is notchy. It felt smooth while on the truck, but now that I have the hub off I can rotate the inner race and feel that its got bad bearings. I haven't bother to check the drivers side, it felt good all around, but I replace in pairs since they all have the same amount of wear on them. The passenger side did have a worn ball joint, was hard to tell while all assembled, but once I had it torn down I could feel some play in the spindle. The lower tie rods are still fairly new, they were new when I got the truck, but runs out the drag link tie rod was not new, was replaced at one point as it has a grease fitting, and still felt tight, but since the upper drag link needs to be replaced, going to just replace it as a unit with a new sleeve as the sleeve on it is buggered up.
upper & lower ball joints both sides
new seals all around
new auto lock hubs
new upper tie rod and drag link
new track bar
new track bar ball joint
new bearing hubs
new sway bar links and bushings
clean and refill differential
new 2 1/2* castor cams.
Once it is done, get it aligned and it should handle like a new truck, the only thing I haven't replaced are the front springs. The rear I put a pair of 4400 pound springs in with a Roadmaster Active Suspension. It also has fairly new shocks, replaced them 2 years ago, but we have less than 5,000 miles on it since then.
Next up are glow plugs, pull and repair the bed, fix and repaint the bumpers and either find a replacement rear seat bottom cover or find a way to stain it back to king ranch color. I figure if I am going to be putting money in it to make it safe, might as well put a little more to make it better. I need to attack the rust and curb it from spreading, already did part of the rear frame when I did the springs, and noticed a lot of rust on the bed and found two holes in the floor under the 5th wheel mount, so those will be patched, new crossmembers installed, and a good coating of rust prevention paint underneath and on the frame and the truck should be good.
Anyway, thanks t=for the info on the track bar, helped a lot.