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K20 and steering brace?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by txbartman, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    One of the first mods I did to my Jimmy after lifting it was to install the ORD bolt-on steering brace. My "new" K20 has 36 TSLs but no steering brace. The proportioning valve on it is positioned a little different which would cause the installation of a brace to be quite a bit more intensive. But, it would still be less work than repairing the frame later.

    My question is does a K20 need a steering brace? I have heard these frames are a little thicker and stiffer. What do y'all think?
     
  2. BigMac

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    I think the brace is cheap insurance.
     
  3. Kyle89K5

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    The K20 that I had was cracked out BAD and it only had 30" tires on it. I wouldn't gamble with it. It's a lot cheaper now to put the brace in than weld it up THEN put the brace in. The prop. valve might be in the way a little, it was on my 89 Blazer, but with a little creative playing, I made it all work.
     

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