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king pin slop

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by highrider_44s, Mar 30, 2004.

  1. highrider_44s

    highrider_44s 1/2 ton status

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    the king pin on my d60 moves up and down only. it seems tight everother direction. does it need to be shimmed under the spring /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif or does it need a complet rebuild I know there prone to ware. i put the crossover steering in and moved the cap from the otherside over could this be the problem. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    put a new plastic bushing and spring in it thats what fixed mine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    is plastic bushing in the top /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    king pin rebuild kit $49.99 a side. You can get just the new nylon cones, springs, kingpin caps for like $15 a side.

    Chris
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You can get just the new nylon cones

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    cones thats a better word for them then bushings lol /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    does the bottom bearings fail often with 40"s
     
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    does the bottom bearings fail often with 40"s

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    Everything fails often with 40s. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Remember, NO pickup truck axle was designed for those size tires from the factory. EVERYTHING wears faster with big tires.
     
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    I had the same problem. I replaced everything last weekend (while you are there might as well -> thanx harley) My passenger side poly cone came out in 2 pieces, the springs were a little shorter than the new ones. I am not so sure the bearings and races needed to be done but I figure the vertical movement is hell on the race (probably warps the bearing cage also). The botoms don't fail as often but they do fail. I got mine from 4wdfactory real nice guy (answered the phone on a sunday and took my order just cause he was there).
     

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