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Old 04-30-2009, 11:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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D60 balljoint knuckle damaged?

so my question to you guys is do you think this knuckle will hold up on the trail? you can see where it is ground down compared to the other side. the truck it came out of drove fine when the axle was pulled. can i repair this or what are my options for replacing the knuckle.

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Old 04-30-2009, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My guess is it wouldnt last long. The ground area makes that portion very ceceptible to crack. I would keep it for a spare.

Options for aftermarket knuckle:
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Theres a few other but those are the only one's Id recomend. Good luck.
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Go to a junkyard, or find a takeoff from somebody who went to the exspensive aftermarket knuckles.
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ya i new i was going to replace it. just wanted a second oppinion. i got the axle for free because of the damage, so i would like to keep with the cheap theam. im guess try the junkyards first.
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What are you intending to do exactly? Just replace the factory knuckle? If you intend on hi-steer at anytime or hyrdo assist look at the after market list I gave you. The ORU knuckle is $300 and you only need the passenger side.

BTW...seeings how were are relatively close to each other, if in fact you do find a junkyard with Super Duty 60's....PLEASE PM me and let me know. Thanks.
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the solid axle knuckles aren't a bad price but then you have to buy the highsteer arms, so they get pricy. what to you meen i only need the passenger side? the driver is the one that is damaged
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OK... I missed that being the driver knuckle. My bad. So first replace that. Get a stocker. Now what I ment by only needing one is, the Super Duty Knuckles are already drilled for OTK. Which technically only matters if you intend to use TRE's, but since the tie rod is aleady reamed top down, you already have enough clearance provided use you something other than a factory tie rod. IE, build your own.
The ORU knuckle you would get give you 2 mounts....one for TR and one for DL.... The drag link being the one you'll desire to correct your angles. Now this all depends on your height and how you choose to set-up your steering. For all I know I could have just babbled 5 minutes for something you dont need. But, if your say 5-6" or bigger than this knuckle is gonna be your friend.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:44 AM   #8 (permalink)
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ok i get you now i looked at the ORU knuckle. too bad my passenger isnt the damaged one, and too bad ORU dosnt make a driverside. i am planing on doing a Y link setup for my sterring. i dont want to fork over the cash for a pair of knuckles sience i only need one.

on a side note i was planing on having my jeep 1ton by the fall, but i got laid off last week. so maybe by next spring .
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