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post #1 of 17 Old 12-22-2018, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Spohn front end rebuild kit.

Have any of yall used their steering/front end kit? It comes with center link, idler arm, inner and outer tie rods, adjusters and ball joints as an option. With upper and lower ball joints the kit is $356.80. Does anybody know whose competents are in the kits and if Its all serviceable? Ive used a drive shaft and a couple suspension pieces from them on a fbody I used to have and they were good solid pieces

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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

pretty sure they dont make all those parts
cant go wrong with Moog tho
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Call them and ask. The description is too brief to really get much insight.

https://www.spohn.net/shop/1982-2003...-S-10-2WD.html
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

I emailed them just thought Id ask here in the mean time. Looking at the description of the ball joints, it sounds awfully similar to moogs problem solver joints, the cap has spohn stamped in it but reading the description, Id say its moog stuff, no way they make parts like that themselves
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

And if everything is Moog, you can probably put together your kit at Rockauto for less. Maybe even substitute some ProFrged stuff in there. Consider replacing your control arms. Those bushings wear out and by the time you buy the bushings and the ball joints, the whole control arms aren't that much more.
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

That kit can be pieced together on rock auto with moog parts for $271.90, FYI.
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

Since you just saved $80 consider Proforged for a few bucks more for each component. They have a lifetime warranty.

I just looked,Moog does, too.

That could come in useful the way S10's eat idler arms and ball joints. Save all the paperwork.
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

The kit in pro forged stuff is $305. Will probably go that route. I’m having a hard time deciding how to go about this. Truck needs brakes and wheel bearings, and like you said, might as well do control arms too. But it’s my dd, would be nice to do everything at once but that’s a lot of work to do over a weekend and it absolutely have to be done by that weekend
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

I would do brakes and wheel bearings first. Then control arms. If possible use 2 different weekends.
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Or do one side one weekend and the other the following week. When you do your tie rod ends, measure the existing ones carefully and try to duplicate the dimensions.
Then get an alignment done by a reputable shop that does more than just a quick toe in adjustment. And tell them you just replaced everything.
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Spohn kit is proforged components
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

I keep getting notified that the proforged centerlink is super cheap on Amazon. Nearly $40 each right now, which is $20 off MSRP with free Prime shipping. They've been knocking them down by about $2-3 at a time over the last week or two. FYI for anyone who wants to buy some steering parts.

http://a.co/d/fsxadB5
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

any idea of the COO on the Moog and Proforged?
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

Probably Venus.

Quick google came up with this thread:

https://www.chevelles.com/forums/16-...proforged.html
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Re: Spohn front end rebuild kit.

would Venus be POO?
thanks for the good info
I use USA first if its available and decent quality
Im going to look at our local parts house,maybe NAPA and see if theres any USA stuff.
I need an idler for my 03 so on the hunt.
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would Venus be POO?
thanks for the good info
I use USA first if its available and decent quality
Im going to look at our local parts house,maybe NAPA and see if theres any USA stuff.
I need an idler for my 03 so on the hunt.
Any luck on USA parts?
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