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Toe specs for K5?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by offroadcowboy, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. offroadcowboy

    offroadcowboy 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have the toe specs for a K5. I finally got my 1 tons swapped in and steering all hooked up . I took it for an inagural off road journey and everything seemed fine ... but when I took it for the on road inaguration I had the dw something fierce. I am replacing one rod end and am going to set my toe but I am not sure what the specs are.Any help is appreciated. I have an 87 35"on 10.5 " rims ,60,14,lockers f/r,x over, 6-7" lift.Thanks
     
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    southernspeed 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Part time 4 wheel drive is 0.12" . Full time is 0 degree.
     
  3. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    The tires need to be about 1/4" toe in. 1/4" closer together in the front then in the back. You may need to play with this number a little as D60's are very picky about there toe.

    Harley
     
  4. tRustyK5

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    I set mine to 3/16" and the tires seem to wear even with no scrubbing, no death wobble either but I added some shim washers on top of the king pin springs.

    Rene
     
  5. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    DW with a 60 is usually due to worn kingpin bushings/springs.
     
  6. offroadcowboy

    offroadcowboy 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks for the info on toe in guys . If that doesnt fix the dw I will be doing a kingpin spring and bushing kit and and maybe some shorter shackles to help with the caster angle.
     
  7. k5redneck

    k5redneck 1/2 ton status

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    that 60 had the kingpins and springs replaced when we put the locker, gears, and x-over steering on. just for your info.:grin:
     

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