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Independent Front Suspension - Getting Pinned

Magazine: Rod & Custom (April 2007)
SSBC product: Royal King Pin Kit

Improving An Early IFS with SSBC's Royal Kingpins
Parts like disc brakes, dropped spindles, custom springs, modern steering setups, and new shocks can vastly improve the safety, performance, and stance of many mid-century rides. Amidst all those products, though, the kingpins are often overlooked, which is why we'd like to let you in on a little-known offering from Stainless Steel Brakes Corporation: the Royal King Pin Kit. These kits offer several improvements over OEM kingpins. First, they replace the brass kingpin bushings with precision needle bearings, which provide improved lubrication, longevity, and steering response (we've heard enthusiasts refer to the kit as "poor man's power steering"). Additionally, the kingpins are made from heat-treated stainless steel for durability and long life. In fact, virtually everything in the kit is either stainless or chrome plated for quality and appearance. The SSBC kingpin kits are designed to fit stock spindles and come complete with an installation tool that makes the job a straightforward affair ... Click here for the rest of the article