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kingpins vs ball joints...need kingpin education

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by twoslo4five0, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. twoslo4five0

    twoslo4five0 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    i know that kingpins are stonger than ball joints but do they have any other advantages...i know absolutley nothing about king pins so educate me on them...
     
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    Who, What's, When's and how's of a D60

    All you need to learn about King Pins can be found in several places.

    First, click here for the Dana 60 Bible. It will tell you everything you need to know, especially about the designing and strenghts/weaknesses.

    Dana 60 Bible

    Second, click here for an article on Dana 60 Kingpin Rebuilds. It'll take you from A-Z and back again. Very informative.

    Kingpin Rebuild

    Last, if you still have questions, please refer to my post and you can see a complete tear down and build up of a Dana 60 King Pin.

    I would chose a King Pin axle simply because the ball joint is more susceptible to wear than a King Pin is. King Pins can go 20+ years before an overhaul must be done. There are exceptions to that. I haven't heard of ball joints going that long, but again, I'm a relative new comer to Chevy's so some of the other more experienced mechanics here can take you further.

    Just my .03 cents at the current rate of inflation.

    Manny
     
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    thanks manny!!!:waytogo:
     
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    Anytime bro! Gotcha covered! ;)
     

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