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The cure for the dreaded D60 DW?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by thatK30guy, Dec 22, 2002.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Found this pic on the PBB.
    [image]http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?s=&postid=1009090[/image]
    Here's the link to the details: Kind of long, but very good and informative stuff.

    Here is another link to the PBB site: D60 rear steer project.
    Read this and check out the details about the knuckles and the elimination of the plastic kingpin bushing (hint: uses a tapered roller bearing instead). /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes, I'm banned as a member, but I'm browsing as a visitor. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Holy Crap that was long, it took me almost an hour to read, I personally think that I could put my money somewhere better, but hey, pretty cool! I LOVE to over built crap, but that's insane!!!!!!
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Well I read all 10 pages (WHEW!) but I can't say that I saw a solution to death wobble......? /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    I did see a "solution" to an excessively large bank account though!!!! That guy should have no such problems after building up that D60!

    WOW
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I saw the solution to the DW in the plastic bushing eliminators...those steel thingies with the tapered roller bearings on them.
    Would also require a new machined steering arm/cap to run this setup. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I talked to "WB", the guy that built the upper bearing set up, and he said that his bearing design only works with his fab'd knuckles ($1500 /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif). On top of that, the bearing set up does not have any provision for a seal so it is completely exposed on the bottom side. He said to keep pumping grease through it and keep it ot of mud and sand - read: competition only.

    BTW - I ordered 2 of those cool gusset kits from him.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    You know, I'd never considered that the entire upper nylon bushing is only really held in place by that spring cup assembly.

    I suppose it IS a logical assumption that with a LOT more load on that spring from the heavier tires/wheels....the spring is going to be pushed out of position a lot more easily.

    I'm not sure that I understand enough about WHY is was designed that way in the first place (as opposed to a tapered bearing) but I still wonder if it would make sense to try to "shim" that spring for more pressure....or if there is a spring from some other application that is similar in size, but with a much higher pressure (some kind of BIG valve spring?, etc)




    Unrelated factiod: -> Timken bearings are made in my home town of Keene, NH. I think they used to be called something else when I was a kid, though.......
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