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ORD brace, help asap

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84k5, Aug 30, 2000.

  1. 84k5

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    I would like to get the brace installed today, what size hole do I drill in the crossmember? I think its 1/2", but I want to be sure. thanks.

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    Thanks dude. Cool site.

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    Hey Boss, when I enlarged my hole, the center of the new hole had to be drilled slightly above the original hole. Was this your case too or is mine different?

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    No, I didn't have to move it up at all. I just drilled the hole and bolted it in. How much did you have to drill above it? I'm sure if aint that much, you could've forced it in.
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    I didn't have to drill mine above either. I did have to use a socket to spin it through.

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    I drilled the hole to the correct size in the original location before discovering that the frame seems to be slightly bent. I had to enlarge the hole at least 1/4 inch towards the driver's side to get the brace installed. I am concerned that the brace will not be as effective because of the bolt hole being too large. I plan to get the frame checked out at some point, but I still have to deal with the bolt hole being too large. Any ideas?
     
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    The hole's center had to be drilled about 1/4" above and to the passenger side. I didn't think I had to force the bolt in, so I installed the steering box side first and then measured the distance.

    Do you think this is the reason my Blazer started pulling to the left when braking immediately after the installation? Or is it that the flexibility of the frame was hiding this problem?

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