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Installed my sway bar disconnects!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MudFrog, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. MudFrog

    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    Check out the pics.
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    There should be an L-Shaped bracket that is mounted between the bumpstop and frame. Then you use one of the pins to hold it up out of the way by sliding it through the sway bar and the L-shaped bracket.

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    Cool. I just did mine about 15 mins ago. Got home from work and there they were in the mail. Took about 20 mins to get them in. ORD makes some top quality stuff. I've been rolling in my recent 6" lift without the sway bar connected... lots of body roll on turns. The steering is tight now that everything is installed. As for when the bar is disconnected, there is a bracket that mounts to the pass side bumpstop. The bar can be hooked up to the bracket using the same pins. The bracket should've came with the kit but it looks like you got them used. Check with whomever sold them to you.
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    Does it handle any diffrent on the pavement??????????

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    As good if not better than stock all things concidered!
    The stock sway bar on a lifted truck causes some weird bump steer. The bump steer was worse with the bar without disconnects than it was no bar at all. With the disconnects fixing the angle and allowing some movement foward and back it makes it awsome. I have a stock 79 and I would say my lifted 75 rides better and handles almost as good (the higher CG is only reason it doesn't). Over all I'm Very pleased with the product. Thats 2 for 2 with ORD products. I have the steering brace also and I feel it is well worth the money also.

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    See I can't really say it handles any better because I haven't received my lift yet. But I've heard of a few guys using them on the stock vehicles, so I figured what the heck. I haven't really noticed much difference so far. Maybe a tad bit more sway but nothing bad.

    I was wondering what that L shaped bracket was for LOL. Anybody got a pic of the bracket installed that I could see?

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    Just installed mine last night, had a little trouble with the aftermarket sleeves from Energy Suspension being too thick.
    I didn't have a 9/16 drill bit but found that a 1/2" bit with some sand paper wraped on it worked great. I also drilled a couple small holes in the lower part so I could use my needle greaser to add some lube. Just put on the EZ-ride front springs & greaseable bolts the night before. DAM dudes, if you don't have greaseable bushings on all your springs I think it will KILL any ride quality. I also added the heavy duty shackles from ORD. Ym old shakles you could hit with a sledge and they wouldn't move! My truck rode like a rock. I'm going to Moab next week and can't wait to try it out [​IMG]. I just have to do the DS rear spring bushings and I'm done. CAN"T WAIT&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; grease your stuff!

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