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Old 05-30-2011, 01:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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chevy Dana 60 front axle, Kingpin pros and cons???

So I'm looking into a front D60 ( Chevy ) and seeing their are kingpin set ups, what is the pros and cons of kingpin vs. I'm assuming ball joints? thanks for any positive replies.
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Kingpins are stronger, but not always needed.
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Kingpins are stronger, but not always needed.
and sometimes they are a motherfucker to change.
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and sometimes they are a motherfucker to change.
They may be a motherfucker to change but you dont have to change them every time you service the front end. On my last rebuild I didnt even have to change them, just tossed the bushing, bearing and seals ect in, it was a breeze. I would take it over a balljoint setup anyday.
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chevy dana 60

if i'm not mistaken, no chevy dana 60s front were ever available with ball joints, but i wouldn't want em anyways. makes doing cross-over steering way to hard to do.
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm shopping for one off a M1008 that would be a kingpin set up.

Another question is are they low pinion or high? for some reason thought they were high I was informed they are not for chevy's. really does not matter, input please.
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All Chevy and Dodge 60's are low pinion.
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