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Lift install. Day 1(pics)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Espen88k5, Apr 8, 2001.

  1. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Sorry again for the size. I forgot to downsize them and I'm to

    tired to go back and resize them and reload them....

    Day one went better than expected. Got the 4"blocks in

    there and tightened upp the U-bolts. Also both shocks went

    in fine. The drivers side top mount was holowed out a litle, so

    I welded a couple of drops to give the bolt a firm hold again. I

    even got around to start the front and you see at the bottom a

    picture of the dreded steering arm...

    2 questions though:

    Whats the best way to get the joint from the steering arm to

    the drag link apart. There is only the nut underneath with the

    clip in it that hold it, right? It's stuck so I wondered if there

    was something else consealed inside the rubber thingy filed

    with grease.. Any help areciated!!

    Second, does the cones that sits under the nuts on the

    steeringarm have treads in them? Or is there a posibility

    to use a chissel and drive these loose, hiting them fom a

    angle.?


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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Cool! I bet you can't wait to really start intimidating all the small cars huh? [​IMG]
    BTW are those U-bolts long enough? [​IMG]

    Rene

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  3. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    It's getting there.!!
    When I went to turn it around to do the front I really felt a
    diffrence in how high it was. 7 " total is large!! Cant wait to try
    out the 35"BFG's...
    Sweeeeeet[​IMG][​IMG]
    I'm going to cut the U-bolts down some. The way they are
    now theyr just a waist of tread.


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  4. thatK30guy

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    To get the drag link loose, you need to remove the nut and drag link from the steering arm by hitting the steering arm part on the side where those two are bolted together. The impact will work it loose.
    Those three cones do NOT have any threads in them. They seem like they do, since they have that "cut" line thru them, that allows them to compress as the nuts are tighten down. You should get vise grips or chanel locks and grab the cones from the top and just turn them out like a nut.
     
  5. taterblazer

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    If you can't get the drag link of the steering arm try a pickel fork. It will probably ruin the boot but I wouldn't sweat it much. I don't reccomend hammering on the threads of the drag link as they are very easy to damage. You could use the castle nut to drive it out but those nuts are very hard to find. Front end shops usually have them. The nut will be ruined if you use it to protect the threads. My advice is to beat it off with a pickle fork and not worry about the boot. You will probably replace it sometime anyways. Don't damage those inserts in the steering arm. You will need them for the new arm. Just beat the end of the arm up and down with a big sledge until it comes loose. Don't be nice and swear often.
     
  6. Espen88k5

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    just bringing the pic's bak on top to brag![​IMG][​IMG]

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