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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Mar 16, 2001.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    Besides my sanity! Ha ha!!! I'm fixing to order my 4" lift. The highest I've ever done was 2.5". I plan on extending the brake lines and yadda, yadda, yadda. Can ya'll help with a list of goodies I need to get? I know somethings come with a lift, but I want to make sure I get everything. Thanks!

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  2. rocko

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    You might need to replace the boot's on your Tie rod's that connect the steering arm to the pitman arm.. I torn mine trying to remove them.. so I figured.. I'll just buy replacement steering components..
    Also... deep sockets, Impact wrench.. and break-over bar to break off difficult bolts.
    Which kit are you ordering? I bought my Rough Country kit direct from them.. and I'm really happy with it. Came w/ everything but the extended brake lines.


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  3. Boss

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    Ok, get the extended brake hoses front and rear.
    Get a raised steering arm. maybe also a dropped pitman arm too, but not necessary.
    And get your Suspension lift kit and you're golden.

    Things you may consider adding:
    ORD HD shackles
    Greasable bushings for your leaf springs

    I think that covers it.
    Boss


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  4. jarheadk5

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    ORD STEERING BOX BRACE!!!

    If you haven't done it already, put one of these on. It's one of the best $100 you'll ever spend. It really tightened up the steering feel on my '87, and now I know I don't have to worry about cracking the frame at the steering box mount.

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  5. BIGRIG

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    Depending on the lift get the rear springs and or "2 blocks to correct saggy-butt the first time....buy your shocks for a 6 or 8 inch lift so you wont max them out......case of beer and about 2 buddys and your set! Also a case of wd-40!

    Chris

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  6. taterblazer

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    Just did the same kit. Get the brake lines. Have air tools. Deep well sockets. Don't need a breaker bar if you have an air wrench. Jack stands. At least two 2X8's sawed into 1 foot lengths. Floor jack is great. Harbor Freight is your best friend. Sledge hammer to drive the steering arm off. To get the steering arm off, steer all the way to the right and beat the hell out of the arm. Don't be gentle. Good luck!
     
  7. HarryH3

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    What are the "two 2X8's sawed into 1 foot lengths" for?

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  8. big $$s chuncks of wood. I build homes and i always bring home the cutoffs from door and garage headers. they make a great base for a jack stand which allows you to use a regular size jackstand and still have your truck high enough to get everything in and out.

    start spraying all your bolts with wd40 or liquid wrench the week befor the install.

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs
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  9. HarryH3

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    Not while I'm crawling underneath it! [​IMG] I'm not stacking things to hold 5,000 lbs of truck up in the air. Did you read the story about the guy who's K5 fell on him? Don't take chances with your life. Sure, you might have gotten away with it before and maybe you'll get away with it the next time too. But it only takes that one time... [​IMG]

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  10. all i do is put ONE block of header material- its 3 1/2 thick by 12" wide and 16-24" long- under each jackstand. its plenty sturdy! i have successfully done 3 lift kits this way and it is very safe the way i do it. the header material is strong enough to hold up a house and the size of the cut off i use are plenty stable to put a jackstand on- just a stable as placing a jackstand on the concrete.

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  11. Grim-Reaper

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    First thing is order it for Stephen at ORD. His prices are right on. I'm not at all happy with my Rancho's and really wish I had gone with The EZ lift front springs. I have a shackle flip in the rear with 86 factory rear spings. I ramp 752 and limited by the front shock mounts that are not corrected yet. DepDog has the same set I do excpet he has the the shocks remounted and using the EZ's and ramps 980 or something. The EZ's are also about $100 cheaper.
    I don't like blocks in the back. It adds problems like axle wrap. I would spring or flip if you can afford it.
    I would find the money for the ORD steering brace. I LOVE THAT THING! one of the best and easiest mods I have ever done. So impressed with it both on and off road that I may put one on Lady Reapers bone Stock79 K5. I also just got my ORD Quick disconnects today.I had been running no sway because the bar was binding and causing some serious bump steer. It also was not a daily driver and only got driven on the weekends so it was no big deal. Well my trail truck became daily driver for a while and the no sway on the hwy every day was just too much. Only drove about 10 miles with the disconnects so far but ZERO bump steer increase and really nice have the sway back on for the street. Again very happy with the purchace.

    Diging it in the dirt with my K5's
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  12. HarryH3

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    That's cool. Using it as a steady base is OK. I've seen folks stacking wood to raise up their too-small jack stands. That's just plain scary! I'm paranoid when working under any rig. Dead is forever! [​IMG]

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  13. taterblazer

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    Stacking wood is fine if you don't have bigger pieces, just have something to back if up with if it fails. Wood is very strong. Put a floor jack, maybe two other jackstands on wood also. Throw your tires under the front. You'll be fine. Do it on level ground.
     
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    You go ahead and do that at your house. It won't be happening at mine. [​IMG]

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