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what should you get checked out ...like brakes, bearings, and all that good stuff....and someone on here said that if you take your truck to sears they will do a free front end inspection...is there any truth to that or what?
 

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Gonzo,

You need to do an alignment after the lift is installed. How old is your truck? Everything should be in good condtion if it is fairly new. Once you lift your truck, then you need to start checking those components more often. If anything, get your brake lines replaced, when you get your lift, with steel-braided brake lines and maybe have your wheel bearings repacked with grease, since the are accessible anyways...Good Luck! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/bigthumbup.gif">
 

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Definitely go with stainless lines if you add a lift and are forced to use extended lines. The difference pretty darn great, especially since 4x4s aren't the quickest vehicles to stop and every foot counts sometimes. The pedals will feel way firmer and pulse less if your vehicle is equipped with ABS.
 

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Actually the wheel bearings are sealed and not servicable on the 4WD Rams. They are replaced to the tune of $250 or so per wheel. Plus a few bucks in labor to have then removed and pressed back on.
 

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Its a 98 ram with only 44k miles, so those parts should be good...how much do you think steel braided hoses would run me ...so i should wait and get it aligned after i get the new tires or before?
 

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It depends on how long you plan on waiting for the tires, and how bad its off when you put it back together. Definately do it AFTER the tires, and possibly before if you think its necessary also.
 
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