Are these steering King Pins any good?

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    I've used Rockwell and Stemco version. Work well, but you must grease them often. If you don't have scheduled maintenance and good about it. They are not for you.
     
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    I grease about 2-3 weeks at most but I don’t drive that much. About 2.2k miles a week.
     
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    If you grease around 5k you will be fine.
     
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    Is there no grease needed king pins?
     
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    You MUST grease your king pins! At a minimum, every 2 weeks. Otherwise you will have premature king pin wear.
     
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    That I know. I was wondering if there are sealed versions.
     
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    I have never heard of any. I actually grease mine weekly.
     
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    I don’t know. Price seems average. I was told once to use a Kysor reamless bushing Kit. Everyone makes the quick kits. I think I’ll stick with the regular ones. Mainly because my originals lasted a long time. Same with all my front end parts. Whatever brand they are, probably Merritor, that’s what I’m using. A bigger concern is if your spindle is egg holed out. New ones are expensive. They can be bored and sleeved. Axle Surgeon does them. I’ve heard that if it’s needed, it’s best pricewise to have them do the whole Job. Easyrider has an excellent video on YouTube doing kingpins. Reaming them doesn’t seem very hard. Makes for an exact fit. The reamless spiral are ideal for a do it yourselfer. I think I’d use any of the Major brands. Some aftermarket kits are so cheap. Can’t help but be Leary of them.
     
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