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D60 General Q's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sandy78, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. sandy78

    sandy78 Registered Member

    Nov 28, 2002
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    I just picked up my D60 SRW front! I'm so excited. I've wanted one since just after I got my Blazer and found this forum. Anyway, do I need anything special to run the steering, or will the standard drag link hook right up. What about tie rods? Same as 1/2 and 3/4 or different? Since the knuckles are currently off the axle, what should I replace? Bushings and springs? Everything looks real good. Can you get just the seals for the kingpins, or do you have to buy bearing kits. If I am going 35 spline later, should I change the axle u-joints now? Like I said, general questions of a D60 newbie. Thanks in advance for any input you can give me.
  2. Chaddy

    Chaddy 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

    May 23, 2005
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    Salt Lake City,Utah
    If its torn apart then relace the bearings, get a king pin spring and bushing kit, If you have any lift you will need a steering block or crossover. You shouldnt have to mess around with tour tie-rod unless its bent, and in that case NO...1/2-3/4 do not swap to a 60.

    Where are you at in utah??
  3. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

    Dec 10, 2001
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    Powell, Wy
    I'd go through and check, pack and or replace wheel bearings as needed. Replaces seals, check out u-joints, etc etc. As for steering the stock draglink will bolt on just like the d44 but IMO now would be the perfect time for crossover steering. I have the ORD crossover but there are many manufactures of kits to run crossover.

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