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KingPin Bushing Reaming Service near Tulsa?...

Anybody have any recommendations on where to take my spindles to get my new bushings reamed to fit my new kingpins?

I called 3 or 4 shops in Tulsa. One shop wanted to charge $300+ to put it in a chuck and actually machine it, i assume with a mill.

Another shop; Tulsa Auto Spring, said they can do it for $45 in about 2 hours.

The youtube vids show this simple process done in minutes if someone is using the proper machine that can ream both holes, inline, at the same time.
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I used Tulsa spring when I did mine, I'm assuming you went with the brass bushing instead of the nylon ones.
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Ya, I went with brass bushing so I wouldn't have to do this again anytime soon. Were you pleased with Tulsa Spring cost/time? Do you know if they have the right equipment to do both top and bottom bushings at the same time to keep the axial line straight for the new kingpin?
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If you don't keep them greased you will need to do it again, the nylon is suppose to not wear as bad under miss maintence. Also check the hole in the I beam for slop. I had to heat and beat mine closed and redrill and team out the I beam the last time I had mine apart. Tulsa spring does a lot of big truck stuff that use solid front axle so I would assume they had the correct tools. Mine came out good and fit like a glove. I did all this when converted to disk brakes.
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