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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by stockk5, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Well i bought myself another dana 60.. after realizing the first one i tried was way to beat for my budget.. so i picked up this one, need hubs/rotors.. but thats on the way. everything else is mint. 4:10gears.. gonna keep them for now. And that 14bolt is going in with it eventually. Swaping out my Dana 60 rear and d44 front for these. Current axles are kinda pissed.. so i figure great excuse to go w/ the Dana 60! woo hoo..

    Question on this however with the steering correction for a 6" lift. I know everyone will say cross over... im not doing it now.. no way no possible means. so a lift block would be in order. I keep seeing 2" lift blocks for the stock steering arm. Is that gonna be enough for the 6" suspension lift? Also does napa carry the kingpin rebuild kits? And do you really need to take off the cone w/ the 7/8ths allen wrench when rebuilding it? It seems like that bushing would die way b4 that even begins to wear out. Thanks guys!

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  2. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Don't bother touching the kingpin unless it is really messed up.

    You should replace the spring and bushing that are right above the kingpin. Even if they look like they are in good shape, they probably aren't.
     
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    Good to see you picked up another 60 Mike, what did ya hafta give for these?

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  4. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    overall like 600 for all u see.
     
  5. HoodRich

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    Thats a damn good deal, not an ebay find I reckon.
     
  6. stockk5

    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    ya no ebay.. oh yeah and a dana 70 was thrown in w/ all that along w/ wheel spacers... now i just gotta sell that 70... haha
     
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    you can get a dropped arm for your steering box. that should help some.
     
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    Yeah like gmc4cw said dont forget the Jeep pitman arms, specifically like a 2.5" drop one, it may help your angles.
     
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    jeep arms? so i would need a jeep pitman arm and a chevy lift block to keep stock steering box with a 6" lift. Which arm? thanks
     
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    Try cherokee's and wrangler I know those specifically (my brothers got my old XJ pitman arm on his '87 K5 2wd box though if I remember right.
     
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    get a drop drag link. it makes up for 4"...ill see if i can find a pic of my old one
     
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    thats what i used to run with stock style steering. id recommend getting one of those. i picked it up for like $25 shipped. but they sell for $150+ new:doah:
     
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    jeep arms are only if you go crossover. the make a dropped 4wd chevy arm. I had one. sold it on Ebay, sorry. Dropped draglinks eventually work themselves sideways when wheelin. then its the same as a straight one.
     

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