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D 60 Kingpin springs differrent sizes? WTF?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by K5MONSTERCHEV, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. K5MONSTERCHEV

    K5MONSTERCHEV 1/2 ton status

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    I just realized my kingpin springs are differrent sizes, one is about 1/4" shorter. Whats up with that? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    could it be old and weak? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif is the wire size the same?
     
  3. K30CJ

    K30CJ 1/2 ton status

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    New springs or used springs?
     
  4. Don

    Don 1/2 ton status

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    They collapse with use, and fortunately, they are cheap to buy. If I remember around 8-10 bone's apiece, pick up 2 of em, and you won't have wonder about em for alot of mile's. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Also get new nylon bushing's that the spring's push down on. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  5. spoolnaround

    spoolnaround 1/2 ton status

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    You have one that needs replacing. When I rebuilt my 60 both springs wre about 1/4 inch shorter than a new spring. Ive always gone to Bayshore truck here in Fresno for my 60 parts, Great prices and the guys know their stuff.
     
  6. BurbLover

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    ORD has a replacement kit for both sides. Mine was $25 shipped and came with new springs, nes washers, & new bushing. You can then use you old washer on top and it has a small amount of preload then.

    I'd highly recommend it!!
     
  7. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Crap, I just ordered the seals and bearing, but not the springs and bushings, I neglected to check them, now , I guess I need them. Cool, thanks for the help guys!
     

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