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Kingpin Springs and Steering Block Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NorCalKid, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. NorCalKid

    NorCalKid 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    The dana 60 that I bought had a 2" steering block on it and what do you know it broke off two of the studs. What do I need to get rid of the block? New shorter studs and new shorter kingpin springs with bushings? Am I missing anything?
    -Thanks
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Ideally, crossover is the answer to the block.

    Realistically, a block can be run without issues if it's installed correctly and stud torque is periodically checked. If you want to get rid of it, you can eliminate the block and associated spacer by replacing it with a stock arm and studs (a new spring wouldn't hurt). Once the block is gone you'll need to compensate for the lift with a replacement part (ie; drop drag link, drop pitman arm).
     
  3. NorCalKid

    NorCalKid 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I think the block is going to go, I still have the drop pitman arm still set up from when the truck was half ton which will get me by until crossover. Thanks for the help
     

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