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Front hubs and idler/pittman arms dont last long. rear axle seals also have a tendency to go bad. Also check your rear brakes to see if the rotors are rusting (I mean actual rust....not just the glaze you normally get). Check your Tcase fluid, make sure its filled and there are no leaks. Same with the rear axle. If you get a "clunk" in the drivetrain when parking or leaving a light, then the splines on the driveshaft yoke need lubing. Same if you have a clunk in the steering...the Intermediate shaft needs lube.
Interior, the stepper motors in the cluster have a habit of failing, making your gauges act very strange (read high or low or not at all). They can be easily fixed with parts off Ebay.
I know this seems like a long list, but its just some of the things we've come across in these trucks. More annoying than anything, but a few of them can cost big money if you dont keep up on them.