Join Date: Apr 2004
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So what's new around here? Gawd I've been busy. So I take my truck into the city to get new tires and wheels put on and an alignment done. No time to look at it myself this time, but I know something's off.
$1100 later I got a new right wheel bearing assembly, both upper ball joints, pitman arm, and idler arm replaced. Oh, and the right front shock was blown, too. 110,000 miles....that's about right the way I drive (read as "use") it. Oh well. Dang, if only I had the dough, it would be a perfect excuse to do a SFA swap. Instead, I recently ordered a nice new hunting rifle that I NEED [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img].
Anyone ever study the concept of "time-value of money" in an economics class or something? That sorta applies.
Oh...good news, though. I love my new wheels. American Racing Mojave with Teflon. All black. They're sweet. And I'm trying out the Trxus MT radials in a 285/75R16 this time. Much higher load rating...should last longer than the year those LTB's got before becoming slicks. Of course, who knows how long my suspension has been contributing to the problem. At least a couple months since I last had time to work on her, and I live out on dirt roads, etc., where you can't notice that stuff slowly going out. So, when I get my new digital camera back from the repair shop (see the trend here), I'll have to post a pic.
Everyone have a cool weekend. I'm gonna go downriver and play (read as "break in") with my new(er) suspension.