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HElP D60 kingpin studs

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BIGRED74K20, Feb 2, 2006.

  1. BIGRED74K20

    BIGRED74K20 Registered Member

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    i just recently bought a 2.5'' king pin spacer and one of those superlift offset draglinks for $50. but he didnt have the studs/bolts for the spacer. i thought about using grade 8 bolts but the steering arm holes are counter sunk. does anyone know where to find long enough studs? :confused:
     
  2. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    If you go to an industrial hardware supply (not retail like Home Depot or Ace), they should have them. Also, ditch the offset drag link becaue they suck. Get a dropped pitman arm instead to go with your raised steering block.
     
  3. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well I wouldnt recommend the block and I dont know why they are still on the market because the are unsafe. You can see that the 3 grade 8 pieces of all thread ( cant find studs that long ) that sheared right off of the knuckle which caused me to have NO steering and this happened luckily in my drive way and not going 70 down the freeway. Get a dropped pitman arm or go crossover...it could save your life as well as someone elses.http://coloradok5.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15162&stc=1&d=1138981046
     
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    jays68yak 1/2 ton status

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    do it right and go crossover. You will thank yourself the first time you drive it.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    crossover on a 60 is so cheap and easy theres no reason not to.
     
  6. BIGRED74K20

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    yah looks like im gonna pass on the block. i was just gonna use that setup for time being until i purchase ORD high steer kit. how do you think just the offset draglink will work with 8" of lift?
     
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    get the base kit for under 400 and add high steer later.
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    I finished crossover this week on my 60. It isn't cheap, but man it handles like no chevy truck I've ever driven! Tight turns, smooth steering, and no bump steer...
     

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