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D60 steering arms with tie rod behind kingpins...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I think I've found the solution to running hi-steer with the front 52" springs/relocated axle. Check out these arms from WFO..
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    Those are the "Standard" arms he makes.

    Check out these "heavy duty" arms..
    Clicky again
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    These arms are built to the same dimensions as the standard double arms. However, they do not use the standard Kingpin cap and spring. With large tires, such as 44's, the Kingpin spring tends to deflect.

    These arms elliminate the need for a spring, and come with a pack of shims. The bearing pre load is adjusted by adding or removing shims.

    These arms require periodic maintenance, do to the fact shims must be added as the teflon upper bushing wears


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    I'm positive I'll go with these arms, but not sure weather to get the heavy duty ones.. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Anyone have any input on the idea of eliminating the kingpin springs?
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    i run his normal arms (double passanger, single driver) and I'm not sure eliminating the kingpin springs on a DD rig is the best of ideas... so I went with the arms he has the retains them. I haven't relocated my tierod yet, but I will. Be pretty cool to have it REALLY out of the way. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    there is a guy on pirate that makes fabricated knuckles that elimiate the upper kingpin bushing and replaces it with a bearing.
     
  4. fad2blk99

    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    Will the ORD hi-steer set up not clear not clear 52" springs????
     
  5. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    its not the springs it won't clear its the draglink, with 52s the axle is pushed forward 2" and the draglink would hit the tierod.
     

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