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broke on the trail

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by donimator, Aug 14, 2001.

  1. donimator

    donimator 1/2 ton status

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    Well, me and a couple buddies went up to little naches and sunday. The trail was great. Lots of thick mud. We were doing great until the 5th mud hole on the powerline trail. My steering stabilzer braket caught in the mud while I was backin up to make another run out of the hole and it bent my steering rod out about 8in. We winched me out the the hole, and then proceeded to try to bend it back. It did not work, IT BROKE IN HALF!!!! So, we jumped in the other trucks, and went to a phone to call anothe buddy for help. He was not available. So Me and Travis stayed at the truck while the other guys went home to get a new rod and tools. 7 hours later, the showed up and aftera quick 5 minute fix, we were on our way home. The got back to my truck at about 12:30 am. We got home at 3:30 am. That sucked. I will always carry and extra rod now.
    Lesson learned I guess. AND that stupid double rancho stabilzer kit will not be going back on ever again. I could not thell the differnce driving home without them. I don't need them anyway.


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    You referring to your tie rod? Wow, that sucked.............too bad you bought a new one already, those rockstomper Rock Rods are awesome, and are (seemingly [​IMG]) unbendable. Would have been perfect for your situation.

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  3. solowookie

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    can anybody say 'rock rod'???

    use that discount with your membership and get it done right...

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    And if your a member they are 10.00 bucks off. [​IMG]

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    FRIZZLEFRY 1/2 ton status

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    I just got mine last week.Its huge !Im gonna go try and bend it this weekend.

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  6. donimator

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    I called today and ordered one. It is on its way and Should be here by friday so i can try to bend it this weekend.

    73 3/4 ton Chevy. 383 stroker, TH350, NP 205, 14bolt FF(Detroit), Dana 44(limited Slip), 6in. lift, 36x 14.5 super swampers
     

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