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ORD swaybar disconnect install help!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mich89k5, Dec 2, 2000.

  1. mich89k5

    mich89k5 Registered Member

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    I was all ready to install the ORD swaybar disconnect kit that I just bought and I thought It was straigfht forward, but I'm confused what they mean in their instructions on the back of the instruction page. " NOTE: On low lift applications (4" or less) the welded disconnect brackets need to be pivoted to the horizontal position to make sure there is no contact between the bracket and the swaybar under full compression." I thought both brackets were supposed to stick up(vertical) to compensate for my 4" lift. Now I haven't got under the blazer yet, partly because it's 6:30, dark and 26 degrees in Michigan and I'm only going out there if I'm prepared. So if anyone has installed this or if Steve is reading this, please help me out. Thanks.
     
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    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    Go to Off-road.com's chevy page adn look up the install steps/review. I'm pretty damn certain they had one in there. Think it was Depdog doing the install, if I remember correctly. But I have been know to be wrong. I am on my second marrige. LMFAO!!! Hope this will help you bro.

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  3. Stephen

    Stephen 1/2 ton status Moderator Vendor

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    You're on the right track, the brackets stick up when the swaybar is connected, but when it's unhooked, pivot them down for better clearance.
    Hope this helps


    SW-ORD
     
  4. mich89k5

    mich89k5 Registered Member

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    Now I get it. Thanks alot. I already installed it, but I probably never would have figured to move it horizontal when disconnected on my own. I did notice that there isn't much clearance though. Do you think that the Rancho(?) competition bumpstops will compensate for not moving the bracket horizontal or what about making the hole in the L-bracket a little higher so the swaybar is 1 inch higher? I'm just brainstorming, but I thought it looked like there was a little more room to push the swaybar up. Good idea or not?

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