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new rear bushings and add a leafs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RESTORE89, Feb 28, 2002.

  1. RESTORE89

    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    to date this has been the worst project i have done on the blazer.
    what a pain getting the springs from under teh truck. spent forever trying to remove those 6 bolts. ended up using the old "blue wrench", and that was a little spooky on the rears near the gas tank. got my buddy to hold a piece of plywood between the tank and frame, and between the fuel fill tube and the shackle. then the bushing kit i bought was the wrong kit. parts guys can make you want to do violent things. after closer examination it clearly said on the box for 92-95 blaz, burb, or 88-98 truck
    mine is an 89.
    then i never knew finding grade 8 bolts could be so hard. finnally a local hardware store had them. and what a pain having to burn the old bushings out
    oh well it is done now, and my rear no longer drags, i do however now have a vibration that i did not have before. from 1 project to the next!!!
    chris

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
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    Isn't this hobby FUN!??!?!

    <font color=red>Roads, where we're going we don't need...roads. </font color=red>- Doc.
    '73 Blazer, 383 - 3/4 ton, ARB F&R, 35"
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    i do however now have a vibration that i did not have before.

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    Do you think the vib is from the add-a-leaves? What kind are they?



    Eric
    from Freekmont,CA.

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  4. RESTORE89

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    i gotta start golfing or something
    this is getting to much
    you did get a sense of satisfaction knowing you did it

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     
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    RESTORE89 1/2 ton status

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    pretty sure. they are bds. and until i lifted teh rear the vib wasnt there
    i got about 1 1/2 - 2 inches of lift in the rear. i think i will just live with it until i replace the drive shaft and slip yoke. it is not real bad, just noticable. and if it stay with the new shafts, i will look into shimming
    chris

    It needs a bigger motor.
    what's in it now?
    doen't matter it NEEDS A BIGGER MOTOR
    89 350tbi/700r4h/np208/4.11's
     

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