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Orbit eye.......anyone heard of them?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tRustyK5, Feb 10, 2001.

  1. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Anyone heard of orbit eye springs? I saw this on another board and thought I'd share. As far as I can see they're Toyota only but I checked their catalog and you can buy the orbit eye 'bushings' separately too.

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    38 degrees of movement without binding!

    Here's a link to the site :<A target="_blank" HREF=http://aor4x4.com/orbit-eyepoly-eye.htm>http://aor4x4.com/orbit-eyepoly-eye.htm</A>

    Tell me what you think, could this be made to work for our K5's? Anyone see any drawbacks?

    Rene

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  2. rock.monkey

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    Iv'e seen these too...had the same thoughts.

    Bill Innes
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    How stable are they at 80 mph when you hit a pothole?
    Just wondering...
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  4. Gandolf

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    They look interesting. I would find out more about the aluminum spanner nuts (rings). What grade/strength is the aluminum? It says rust proof aluminum, but all aluminum is rust proof. It's not corrosion proof, however, and you could get corrosion from the dissimilar metal contact since they screw directly into steel. Also, it looks like a special tool is necessary to install the spanner nuts. Is that tool included?

    '89 K5 Silverado..."You can’t have a real adventure, unless the outcome is truly uncertain".
     
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    <font color=blue>I've seen these around too. How much would they be? The only drawback I could see is price and mabye extra body roll.</font color=blue>

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  6. tRustyK5

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    In their catalog section they sell the orbit eye by itself for $50. Kind of spendy but it sure would help it flex. I'm thinking of these in the front where I could have the sway bar keep the body roll down to a minimum, then disconnect for the trail.

    Rene

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