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There isn't an pick and pull type yard out by you? We have LKQ yards here in California and a few other states where you just go with your own tools and pull the stuff yourself.
There may be, there's a one near the shop but I'd hope that they checked that one. I may call them when they open this coming week. I'm referencing the car-part search engine for now.
I think there was one at Eugene, OR at some point. Calling around to some of them, they didn't seem to have the part listed on the search. Perhaps they're not updating their inventory often enough. Odd to think that people are grabbing them after inventory, this part doesn't really fail naturally I'd think.

Yall do have a lot of MN12s down there. I did make contact with a cali company, who had a Mark VIII spindle. The fella said it's ABS type, so he doesn't recommend it for me. I don't have ABS. Maybe that doesn't matter unless it was the other way around

That yard directed me to another yard in cali who has a few. They said they need to double check its still there and they'll call me. The shop was correct: communicating with the yards about this had been difficult, but I have only began searching. If anyone here would benefit from departing one, I'm open to the idea. Really don't want to inconvenience anyone here.
 

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Wow, I didn't know ABS was on option. Like drums, I don't understand why it was an option and not standard
1997 was a long time ago. It was an option on many cars. Only the expensive cars came with it standard. Once upon a time front disc brakes were an option.
 

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There may be, there's a one near the shop but I'd hope that they checked that one. I may call them when they open this coming week. I'm referencing the car-part search engine for now.
I think there was one at Eugene, OR at some point. Calling around to some of them, they didn't seem to have the part listed on the search. Perhaps they're not updating their inventory often enough. Odd to think that people are grabbing them after inventory, this part doesn't really fail naturally I'd think.

Yall do have a lot of MN12s down there. I did make contact with a cali company, who had a Mark VIII spindle. The fella said it's ABS type, so he doesn't recommend it for me. I don't have ABS. Maybe that doesn't matter unless it was the other way around

That yard directed me to another yard in cali who has a few. They said they need to double check its still there and they'll call me. The shop was correct: communicating with the yards about this had been difficult, but I have only began searching. If anyone here would benefit from departing one, I'm open to the idea. Really don't want to inconvenience anyone here.
A spindle from an ABS car should be the same as a non abs spindle. Only difference I am aware of is the difference between the drum and disc spindles.
 

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ABS has tone rings inboard on the halfshafts with the sensors mounted on the differential( as an aside that turns out to be why V6s with ABS used 8.8s, 7.5 cases don’t have the sensor mounts), that’s all there is different, and nowhere near the spindle. The mark IRS is identical to ours other than the lightened UCAs and aluminum LCAs and diff case

Just in general You can use ABS anything anywhere if your car doesn’t have it, the component simply goes unused. Many times aftermarket replacement halfshafts and front hubs don’t even specify it, they have the tone rings installed regardless
 

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To remove that part, there's only 3 bolts.If it's a mark, I'd get it at the inside, and take the knuckle, control arms, and axle. The aluminum control arm is an upgrade, but you'd want the pair.
 

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Well it's back finally. Thank you to all contributors, god knows how much longer this would have taken without your insight. I have new wheels, the mavericks I had are discontinued. They look good enough, but going back on the old images I have - man do I miss those. I took two home, possibly to sell. Here's the new set



There's a few new things I've noticed so far:

1.) The door is more inclined to open all the way, unless it's just been that long since I've operated them heh

2.) There is a slight flappy sound coming from the drivers side front, almost as if theres a sticker on the wheel.

3.) There is a suspicious metal rubbing sound coming from the front of the car. It only happens when the car is cold (its been about 35F), when passing around 1200 rpm. It will happen about 3-5 times before it stops happening again. I will post a video below, but will probably remove the link later. Never heard this before

 
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