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Old 05-15-2019, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bronze Kingpin Bushing Install Issues?

I'm installing my Bronze Kingpin bushings in my '92 Dodge Dana 60. When installing the bushings in the knuckles, and then installing the roll pins supplied, the roll pins seem to fit like shit. They are super tight to get in, and I had to hammer the hell out of them to get them to just sit flush with the top of the bushing, and I can't get them any deeper than just flush with the top of the bushing, yet they are much shorter than the notch in the bushing, so they should be able to recess in a bit. The knuckles are pretty tight to turn now without even having the steering arms on. Should I just leave them as-is, or pull those roll pins and get different roll pins that are a bit smaller diameter and use them? Shouldn't they just tap into place relatively easily instead of beating the hell out of them?
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Leave them as is, put a couple of miles on them and then re-adjust the pre-load. They are always a tight fit on initial install.

I am figuring you are running arms with the screw adjuster instead of the spring set up, right?
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I had to pound the hell out of mine, too. I think they're supposed to be pretty tight, think about the vibration and force that's going to be trying to make them come out. They won't get any tighter, but in a couple hundred miles, they will be looser!
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