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Yes sir. I will remember to take pics before , during, and after. Along with print out of before and after from the alignment shop. I appreciate your advice and for the steering system bleeding reminder. While thinking and planning on all the parts needed, shopping around finding the best deal on decent quality parts and from which "angle" I'm gonna attack this job I completely forgot about vital procedures like this. When u say steering shaft I'm assuming u mean the intermediate steering shaft?? I was thinking about this as well as the plastic bushing or collar that also I read should be replaced along with shaft. So I may just end up adding that as well. I had planned to at first but then kinda opted to hold off on that til another time. But who knows at this point....
If you are doing the steering gear, part of the shaft work is already done.
 

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Yes sir. I will remember to take pics before , during, and after. Along with print out of before and after from the alignment shop. I appreciate your advice and for the steering system bleeding reminder. While thinking and planning on all the parts needed, shopping around finding the best deal on decent quality partsand from which "angle" I'm gonna attack this job I completely forgot about vital procedures like this. When u say steering shaft I'm assuming u mean the intermediate steering shaft?? I was thinking about this as well as the plastic bushing or collar that also I read should be replaced along with shaft. So I may just end up adding that as well. I had planned to at first but then kinda opted to hold off on that til another time. But who knows at this point....

Ok ok.... Good to know what RPO to look out for because honestly I just didn't know which suspension package I had. The list of RPO codes I have to reference is daunting. Then to try and piece each code to the list of descriptions is something I hadn't wanted to try as of yet. But now that you mentioned G65 Im pretty sure thats the code on my truck. I remember OR VeitVet telling someone (shoot it may have been me) about taking a pic of my RPO code and adding to my signature, which I will do but I will also post it here rn....

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The Nivomats on the rear are much fatter than standard shocks (pic below). Yours may have already been changed to standard; if that's the case be careful about it being squirrely on the road. It might need stiffer springs.

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The Nivomats on the rear are much fatter than standard shocks (pic below). Yours may have already been changed to standard; if that's the case be careful about it being squirrely on the road. It might need stiffer springs.

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I'm not squirrelly on the road and I don't think mine have been changed but I'll look. Truck doesn't ride rough or abnormally in the back at all. But I'll take that info and keep it in mind.
 
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All done finally. That was definitely harder than I expected and I thought I had it close as far as installing new parts in the same orientation as previous ones but that was not so ... The drive to get alignment was def a stressful one but now all complete and I don't feel much of a difference as far as better, smoother ride. Maybe I ought to reinstall the previous shocks. I bought new Delco professional gas shocks which are beefier than the KYB Excel-G that were on there.... What y'all think?
 

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