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Biger studs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazer72, May 15, 2000.

  1. blazer72

    blazer72 1/2 ton status

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    Has any one replaced the 7/16th studs with 1/2 inch if so did you find ones that fit or did you drill out the holes????
     
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    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    I'm a BIG STUD!! :)
    lol
     
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    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    Oh yea about your post, never done it so I'm no help...sorry
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    Are you refering to the front shackels???
    If so I would recomend getting the http://www.offroaddesign.com heavy duty shakels!!
    They come with 1/2" bolts and poly bushings too!!
    I did it to my 72 and it was very simple swap in!!
    Just don't do what I did, when removing the old rubber that has been there sence 72 becareful when prying them out NOT to stab yourself with the screwdriver[​IMG]!! I did and now I have a scar(one of many from the K5) to remind me of that day![​IMG] For 60bucks It was well worth the upgrade!

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG] Led Zeppelin
     
  5. blazer72

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    Sorry was not that clear I was talk about the wheel stud's the stock is 7/16th and I would like to go with 1/2 or so and yeas I think that if ORD makes it and it fits my truck is already there!!!
     
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    My axle narrowing buddy says that Dorman makes a 1/2 inch replacement stud to replace the 7/16"ers, he is trying to find the part number, and said he called around and could not find them, they're pretty scarce. I told him to give me the part # and I would find them. When he gives me it, I will post it here. They supposedly have the same knurl diameter as the 7/16"ers, so you don't have to drill your hubs.

    ken
     

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