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Front End Wear

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by TTA89, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. TTA89

    TTA89 Member
    Messages: 36

    I'm curious what you guys have found to wear out sooner with a plow on the front. I know with my buddies Ford he is putting ball joints in every 30K miles or so. What have you guys with Chevys found to be the typical wear items and how often have you had to replace parts in the front end?
  2. bobingardner

    bobingardner Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I've only had the Chevy for a 2 years but so far there haven't been any problems.
  3. fast68

    fast68 Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    on old chevies 87 and older its u joints all the time left and right

    ive had to do two in my front line in the last year alone, the second one yesterday

    nothing else though

    balljoints always are fine and such

    sometimes the front driveshaft slip splines will be worn alot though

    common occurance on any old 4x4 though

    bene around and had many old gm 4x4's

    nothing new

    never any other troubles from these trucks

    good luck
  4. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    The front end on the IFS trucks does wear more with the plow. The service life is about halved with a plow truck vs non-plow truck. On IFS chevys the factory idler arm wears pretty quick.