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ORD Frame brace reaaly works

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by denver75k5, Jul 3, 2001.

  1. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    We where wheeling last weekend and managed to find I nice hairy trail (probably a 9) and I Smacked my tire against a massive rock which made a hellava POP, anyway upon reaching camp that night we learned that I had "Sheared" a bolt off of my steering arm and bent the other two. If it hadn’t ben for the ORD frame brace that much force surly would have cracked my frame or ripped my steering box rite off of the frame.



    "The more Beer , The Harder the Trail!"
     
  2. ChevyCaGal

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    Stories like this make me happier by the minute I broke down and ordered my brace! I can't wait to put it in! [​IMG]

    I removed my quote so gay, vegetarian, minority, eco-nazis who love Jesus, nuke spotted owls, vote Gore and smoke medical marijuana won't be offend.
     
  3. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Do you have to actually remove the steering box to install the brace, or just unbolt a few of the bolts that hold it on? I really need the brace...I run 35s!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  4. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    Trying to remember the exact details...

    I know I didn't have to remove the box from the frame. I think the small bracket's bolt holds the box in place while the back 2 are out to put the big brace on.


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  5. TheGeneral

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    You don't have to remove box, but it took me more than the 30 minutes expected due to a "tight" fit with the brake lines. Be sure and buy you a good cobalt drill bit, as it will make short work of the hole to be drilled. The only other problem I had was aligning a couple of the holes up in regards to the bumper brace, small stock bracket, had to use a grinding bit to enlarge hole on stock small bracket. LOLuck.

    If you ain't hurt, you ain't playin' hard enough.

    The General
     
  6. K5Jimmy

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    Mine went on like it had eyes...took all of 20 minnits.....remove two bolts on the inside frame going to the box, and replace them with the bolts provided in the kit...drill out the little bracket hole on the brake line sorta in the middle of the crossmember....get your bolts started, and yer golden.....remove the "L" bracket from the front of the crossmember, remove the other bolt going to the box, rebolt the little bracket provided to the frame crossmember and the steering box, and grab a beer....yer done......I thought I had a tight truck, but this brace made a difference even tho I only run 33's...I put my 10" wheels w/33 BFG Muds on, and I noticed a big difference...for everyday, I run AT's on 8"....great product...worth the money....JD

    Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     
  7. Espen88k5

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    Ditto everything <font color=blue>K5Jimmy</font color=blue> said.

    Really tightens upp the steering respose..

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  8. 84_Chevy_K10

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    How much? No matter what it costs, looks like I'll be getting one ASAP!

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.offroaddesign.com/>http://www.offroaddesign.com/</A>

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
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    I'll take 2 of those.
    Shawnboy.
     
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    $105, cool.

    What does F/S stand for? It says:
    "Fits ’81 to ’87 (’91) GM F/S"

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  12. riz

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    <font color=purple> The ORD steering brace is on my list of goodies to buy ......it may not be until next year but it will be on my K5 !!!!

    L8r,
    . Riz . <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</A>
     
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    F/S= full size

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
  14. K5Jimmy

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    Oh Yeah......I got mine just before the recent slight price increase.....$103 delivered to my door (near Dallas)....took 3 days to get it...knowing what I know now, I'd pay $150 ...I think shipping was like $15 or so.....JD

    Stuck?...Hell no..I still got some gas left..
     

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