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Front Sway Bars

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CDA 455, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Does the '72 K5 Blazer have the same/similar front underside (leafspring/axle set up) as the '72 K10 and K20? I'm looking at Hellwig Front sway bars and they only list the K10 and K20 for the '67-'72 years.

    Any other advice on sway bar set up and mounting is welcome too, thanks!
     
  2. vtblazer

    vtblazer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Yep, same-same.

    Post a pic or a link, be interesting to see them.
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Also.....if you're handy (and it sounds like you are) just pick up a swaybar and upper spring plate mounts from a 73+ K5.

    Most guys pull them off and throw them away, so the price should be free or close to it.

    The benefit is that you can use the ORD Swaybar disconnect system with it (good road manners when attached, good flex for wheeling when disconnected)

    The only challenge is that you need to weld on a couple of custom made pivots to your engine crossmember to hold the bushing assemblies. It's not hard if you have a welder and basic metalworking tools.

    Don't buy the Hellwig kit....save your money for other things. You've got a 1st Gen so you're gonna need all the money you can GET!!! :)
     
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    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Thanks for the replys :bow: !

    Dumb question:
    Isn't the sway bar like leaf springs-they DO wear out over time? Thats my concern about using older sway bars.
     
  6. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Springs have weight on them ALL the time (whether the vehicle is being driven or not) and are constantly fighting that load with their spring tension.

    Sway bars have no forces acting against them unless they are going into a turn..... I'd find it hard to believe that someone could "wear out" a swaybar, other than maybe the end link bushings or pivot bushings (which DO wear out!)

    Built Not Bought BABY! Give it a try, you might like it! :thumb:
     
  7. makovai

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    excellent link......I'm gonna do this, but i want one on the rear as well.
     

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