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Old October 8th, 2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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I am putting a D60 with full hydro in the
jeep this year. I am looking for opinions/options. At the moment these are my options:

option 1

option 2

I am thinking of using these also


What do you think? Have you used anything you like better than these?
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ditch the crappy plastic bushing

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parts mike arms are very similar to the ballistic arms and offer a clean alternative. I dont see the need for a horribly deformed steering arm just to call it double shear. if you are really worried about double shear then get a normal arm and make the double shear yourself if you use heims over TRE's.

I dont see much wrong with the "plastic" (delrin or something similar comes with some aftermarket arms) bushing that is used on the top of the king pin. for the weight of these vehicles and their life span I dont see how you could damage one unless it were already on it's way out or the spring wore out and allowed things to come loose.
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I dont see much wrong with the "plastic" (delrin or something similar comes with some aftermarket arms) bushing that is used on the top of the king pin. for the weight of these vehicles and their life span I dont see how you could damage one unless it were already on it's way out or the spring wore out and allowed things to come loose.
Says the guy running bearings top and bottom

Why not upgrade for the almost the same amount he going to spend anyway?
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I'm guessing these are the one on parts mike you were thinking. Not bad and a decent price.

http://www.partsmike.com/store/store...on=show_detail

What are your thoughts on mounting to the bottom side? I won't know until we mount everything what kind of clearance I have. It was just an option.
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Why not upgrade for the almost the same amount he going to spend anyway?
for the same price, I dont see a reason not to use a bronze or similar metal replacement.... as long as it isnt the stock material then it should be good.




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I'm guessing these are the one on parts mike you were thinking. Not bad and a decent price.

http://www.partsmike.com/store/store...on=show_detail

What are your thoughts on mounting to the bottom side? I won't know until we mount everything what kind of clearance I have. It was just an option.
ya, those are the arms I'm talking about.... good buy for the money. I dont see any difference to running top vs. bottom as long as you can clear the diff with the tie rod (if it applies). whiterhinos build required the tie rod on the bottom side of the arms and I havent seen any negative effects nor do I think thre will be any....
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cool. Thanks for the input.
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ditch the crappy plastic bushing

Can you really buy this knuckle or is it really home made?
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Can you really buy this knuckle or is it really home made?

I'm not positive but I believe that is a welderbuilt (or something like that from pirate) fabricated knuckle. they are/were available but are pretty pricey compared to some of the stuff that is out there now. back in the day they were the shit.
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