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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1990SilveradoK5, May 23, 2001.

  1. 1990SilveradoK5

    1990SilveradoK5 1/2 ton status

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    OK, I just purchased a set of shocks second hand from BlueBlazer62 and when preping the front shocks I removed the top bushing.
    Now that I want to install them I have noticed my error. (dumb, dumb, dumb)

    How do I get them back in???? I have tried using my bench vise with out luck. I know I can turn a tappered pin tomorrow to guide it in at work but I realy want to get it done tonight.

    The Gabrial coilovers that I am putting on definitly change the ride height. With the 33x10.50 BFG AT's recently purchased the K5 is standing mighty nicely.

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  2. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    use some grease. Any grease will do, they'll slide right in after that.
     
  3. 1990SilveradoK5

    1990SilveradoK5 1/2 ton status

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    I will be back, going to try some bearing grease.

    Thanks Waxer, sometimes I just dont think of the easy things to try.

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  4. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    hahahhaha been there, done that man. Dont worry, when our minds are working a mile a minute we often miss the easy solution.
     
  5. ftn96

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    Grease and a table vise work great.

    My president is Steve Fox.
    90-350TBI-TCI700-241-33"-10 bolts w/4.10's,
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  6. Grim-Reaper

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    Uhhhh hate to burst your bubble here but those coil over shock have a tendancy to rip the shock mounts off the frame. There have been several posts over the years on Off-Road.com/chevy in regards to that. Think a couple people here had gone through it also. These truck have busted the shock mount with Rancho 5000's also. I would stay with a moderate rate shock and correct your ride hight with some other means.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  7. 1990SilveradoK5

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    My truck is a daily driver and the most off roading I will probably ever do is some fire trails or muddy lanes.

    I don't plan on flexing it out to much if at all. So I am confident that the shocks will not do damage.
    But thanks for the words of warning. (Reaper)

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