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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-28-2009, 01:12 AM Thread Starter
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Bent spindle and/or lower balljoint?

Hello Peeps!

Got some damage last time i was out.

I'd like to tackle the job myself and I'm hoping to get some info/advice on what I need to fix or replace.

Is it possible for the spindle to get bent where i outlined it? Also looks like the lower balljoints have a slight bend to them,but the driver side looks to be bent more so than the passenger side.I put a tape measure from ground up to different points of spindle and both sides measure even.

I tried to adjust the tie-rod but i ran out of thread and wasnt even close to getting it toe-in.

Here's some pics. Let me know what you guys think.

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Drivers wheel pointing out


Where it might be bent?


Balljoint damaged?

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Its most likey bent where the tie rod bolts on...that where they bend. Get us a picture of that looking front to back. I the tie rod and a arm shoud for the most part be parallel



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I agree - prob bent up a little
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Don't know if I'm taking them at the right angle,but here they are.
Thanks again for the replies!




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Looks familiar....



Bent spindle most likely, but also check to make sure you didnt push the bottom rear a-arm mount into the frame a little. Thats what happened to me.....


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Wow mopar...that looks exactly the same.

Well time to take the thing apart. Can't decide if i want to go with OEM or aftermarket spindles.Seems like OEM's are pretty darn weak.I was told that the impact wasn't that hard.

I want to eventually go LT.

Anyone have a fairly new drivers side take off?

Thanks for the help.
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It looks like the upright portion of the spindle above axle is twisted. If that s the case you did a serious number on the spindle.
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Good find mopar....I'll give 'em a call monday morning.


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