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Body Mounting

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by B75k5, May 22, 2000.

  1. B75k5

    B75k5 Registered Member

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    Need some feedback on replaceing body mounting on my 75K5.
    Should I stay with Chev parts or use poly parts?
    Any why...Please.
    Thanks in advance. Harry, Southern Ca.
     
  2. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen an article at Off-road.com, I think, where a guy used poly and didn't like them. Too much noise and vibration. It really depends on what you're gonna do with it. I think rubber would be my choice. I don't need any more noise and vibration in my '74!!

    Michael [​IMG] http://jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     
  3. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    You defenetly should replace them, Which ones to use I dont know but my 88's rubber was half rotten and the bolts had rusted like I would not belive.
    Maybe adding a 2-3" bodylift at the same time? It will be alot of nucklebusting work so be prepared. But it feels better to have replaced those damn bolts....


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  4. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I replaced mine with http://www.energysuspension.com body mount kit and I love it!! If any thing it smmothed out the ride and made it quieter. Of course I whent from only haveing 5 of the 12 mounts still connected to the frame[​IMG] and barly any rubber to 12 solid poly mounts so I did notice a HUGE change!
    The key is to get the poly mounts that are impregnated with polygraphite (black) to prevent poly squeek and also DONOT over tighten them! I would recomend poly to anyone!!
    Good Luck

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG] Led Zeppelin
     
  5. Eagle86K5

    Eagle86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Just cut up some old tires and make new ones....don't use studded tires ....hehehehehehe

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    Masonry...It's a Good Thing
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