Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: near Cleveland, Ohio
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Re: How hard is it to do King Pins?
If you use nylon kingpin bushings, you can put it all together yourself. If you use the better bronze bushings, they need to be pressed in and reamed to the proper dimension of the kingpin (don't ask me why).
Although really, if all you have is up-and-down play, that's not really wear. Once your wheels are on the ground, that play is gone (gravity is wonderful).
You need to check your kingpins just like ball joints by checking for play horizontal to the ground.
1997 Ford F350 SRW 7.3L PSD
1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L 5 speed
1966 Mustang 200 I6, auto, 4 wheel disk, power brake retrofit, Corvette master.
Former vehicles, 1994 E350 7.3L IDI, 1985 International 1654 rollback, 6.9L IDI, (2) 1994 Ford E350 7.3L IDI, 1985 Ford F350 DRW 6.9L IDI, 1985 Ford F350 wrecker 6.9L IDI.
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