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Almost ready to roll !!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Predator, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. Predator

    Predator 1/2 ton status

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    Just about have everything hooked back up after the lift and almost ready to drive. Just need to install the tie rod and steering shaft. Woohoo!!! <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/gettin_deep/Images/bl3.jpg>http://www.geocities.com/gettin_deep/Images/bl3.jpg</a> When I take it to the alignment shop, is all they do is adjust the steering rod and tie rod??
     
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  3. FatBoyBlazer

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  4. Grim-Reaper

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    Yeah all they do is adjust the tie rod and drag link. If you didn't mess with the tierod (the one bewteen the knuckles) then it should not need alingnment. Just adjust the drag link till the steering wheel is straight and save yourself $40 clams. You can do the alingment yourself. put the front axle on jack stands. Put a pen mark on the tread of both tires. Measure the distance. Spin the tires till the mark is as far back as you can go and get the tape measure a straight shot. You want the distance in the front to be 1/8 inch less than the back. I have done both my 5's this way and the tries wear dead even and no pull.
    If you really worried about it and still want it done by a pro then after it's done take a punch and put a dimple on the ends of the knuckle where the tire rods pass through. measure that distance and keep it somewhere safe. you ever bend the tierod or need to replace tie rod ends then you can get it back to spec yourself.

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