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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddysub, Jul 9, 2001.

  1. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    i just lifted my 1989 suburban and i plan to get a set of 35x12.50s pretty soon should i put a steering brace on now or wait til it cracks? and witch brace should i get? ORD is what i was thinking.

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 35s, tbi350
     
  2. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    It's always better to prevent the damage than to fix it. Put the brace on now.

    As to which one to get, I have both, I don't have much experience with either brace. My frame was pretty tore up by 35's and some average wheelin' before I had either. And now I'm planning on bigger tires which is why I got ORD's brace as well as the weld in brace from 4WP.



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  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Definately get the ORD(I only know of one more and it sucks compared to ORD) brace now before the tires go on!

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  4. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, i would advise doing both if you can...I had the ORD brace on for a few years and my frame still cracked...and spending the money now is better than spending the money on a tow truck later down the road when your steering box parts company with your frame!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Jason73K5

    Jason73K5 1/2 ton status

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    I reccomend that you go ahead and put in the repair kit as well. When you combine the repair kit with the brace, you'll have a much stronger overall setup and will probably never break it. I believe there have been a few people who have still developed cracks after installing just the brace. Please don't wait till it cracks. I did that and ended up with a frame that had broken in half!
     
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    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Get the ORD brace now..


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  7. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    thanks guys

    scott,
    1989 suburban 3/4t 4" lift soon to be rollin on 35s, tbi350
     
  8. Redfrog

    Redfrog 1/2 ton status

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    DO IT NOW!!! I wish I would have. Mine cracked sometime with in the last two months.

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  9. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    Do it now - I caught mine starting to crack a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully it was small enough to weld effectively without fishplating it yet.

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