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d50 life?

Is there a ball park time range of how long a d50 setup will last before needing a bunch of $$$ put into it?

I think mines in good shape, my tires seem to be straight up and down and dont show any wear on the inside, doesnt make any noise noticeably or anything either.

It is my DD but if I dont don any off roading or mudding at all and only put on 10-15k miles a year, would it maybe be a couple years before needing any work?

I know the d60 is better, but Im not asking about it.

Whats a good fairly cheap smaller lift for these axles? I would just want 2.5-4", somewhere around there.


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My truck was purchased new by my dad, has always been maintained properly, never worked hard and basically used as a DD. I bought it in Feb '10 with 107k miles. Every bushing in the front end was shot, the leafs were sagging and the right upper ball joint was toast.

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I do use mine offroad and it is hard on your pivot bushings. But I just put in some polyurethane bushings this past weekend and I am anxious to see how it lasts. I have put 20+thousand miles on mine over the past couple years and overall even with offroading and trailer haul it has faired well. O and as far as a lift I know some people have had bad luck but I have liked my Ranchhand(it was the cheapest 4" lift I could find). It solved my front leaf sag and I like the look of the truck alot better.

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I do use mine offroad and it is hard on your pivot bushings. But I just put in some polyurethane bushings this past weekend and I am anxious to see how it lasts. I have put 20+thousand miles on mine over the past couple years and overall even with offroading and trailer haul it has faired well. O and as far as a lift I know some people have had bad luck but I have liked my Ranchhand(it was the cheapest 4" lift I could find). It solved my front leaf sag and I like the look of the truck alot better.
Thats one I looked at too....

Is the front end going out something you will see signs of along the way?


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IMO..bushings are shot in as fast a 25k miles..esp the front shackle as its the only way the syspension can flex is by destroying the bushing.

D50 itself will last as long as as a front axle normally lasts

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Is that the main thing that gives out is the bushings? How much is it to replace them?


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They wanted 750.00 here to put in two pivot bushings and align it....... even though i had the one bushing all but 1/8 inch in they said they would have to put in there own bushing for what looked like a pretty simple job, those pivot bushings suck to replace.
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They wanted 750.00 here to put in two pivot bushings and align it....... even though i had the one bushing all but 1/8 inch in they said they would have to put in there own bushing for what looked like a pretty simple job, those pivot bushings suck to replace.
And in some places you can buy a complete dana 60 front axle for an obs for around that price.

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They wanted 750.00 here to put in two pivot bushings and align it....... even though i had the one bushing all but 1/8 inch in they said they would have to put in there own bushing for what looked like a pretty simple job, those pivot bushings suck to replace.
holly bananas! 750 bills! i just put in new tie rods,drag link and center link with new sleaves. when i got it aligned the shop said for extra 50 per side and labor they would replace them bushings they where at -.06 or something in that area and i said no let go i want to swap in a d60 later!

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holly bananas! 750 bills! i just put in new tie rods,drag link and center link with new sleaves. when i got it aligned the shop said for extra 50 per side and labor they would replace them bushings they where at -.06 or something in that area and i said no let go i want to swap in a d60 later!
Yeah I know I couldn't believe it....... I was planning on a couple hundred cause I'm in a bigger town(Manhattan KS) and it's a college town so I figured it would be a lil high but I bout crapped myself when I saw the quote they came up with. I guess I'll just try the shade-tree-mechanic way of aligning it and hopefully limp it the 180 miles back home to get it done. Guy back home said he would do it and the alignment for under 200, and he would even use the bushings I already have...... dammm cities
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