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Kingpin Retaining Cap question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ARAMP1, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Got a quick question. I was starting to get a little bit of death wobble this week. The whole front end is really tight, so I decided to shim the kingpin spring. Anyway, the left side is really stout with studs and conical nuts and then I got to the right side and it is really thin and bolted in. I know the left side is really heavy since the steering tie rod is connected to it. Is this right? Seems like the right side should be thicker and have studs with conical nuts.

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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  3. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Cool. Thanks!
     
  4. 79k20350

    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    the studs and conical nuts are to keep the arms from moving side to side because of the hole being larger then the bolt when forces are applied to it. because the opposite side does not have a steering arm (and the forces that reuslt because of it) it does not need anything of the sort
     

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