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Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Wabash, Jun 7, 2001.

  1. Wabash

    Wabash Registered Member

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    i just got a new 4"lift on my truck and whenever i hit even the smallest bump my blazer just goes all over,im even scared to drive it on the highway.it never did this before i got the lift can anyone help me out it would be appreciated.

    1972 K/5 Blazer
    4"BDS suspension lift,33"tires,300hp 350,350 turbo tranny,factory tach,factoryvaccum gauge,np205,factory rollbar
     
  2. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Re-torque everything down.. mine did the same thing.. you think everything is tightned down .. but drive it a little and it loosen's back up .. I had to re-torque everything down 3 times..


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  3. Triaged

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    What you need is a raised steering arm. It will level out the steering tierod and have less bump steer. Good luck getting off the old steering arm!

    '71 Blazer CST with alot of rust
     
  4. Burt4x4

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    Is your drag link nice and straight or does it slope down/up?
    a raised steering arm will level out your drag link.
    good luck

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    I agree with the other guys, torque down everything again. Even retorque the wheels. The steering arm would have been my first guess but I just put a 4" lift on mine and I'm still running the stock steering setup. I noticed no change in the steering characteristics. Maybe I just got lucky. My donor blazer has a lifted steering arm on it, I just have to get some time to remove it and put it on mine.

    Good luck finding your problem.
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  6. rocko

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    What's the status? Any update?

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  7. Wabash

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    the problem is fixed thanx for the suggestions guys muchly appreciated.

    1972 K/5 Blazer
    4"BDS suspension lift,33"tires,300hp 350,350 turbo tranny,factory tach,factoryvaccum gauge,np205,factory rollbar
     
  8. Klef72K5

    Klef72K5 1/2 ton status

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    What did you do to fix it?

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  9. Wabash

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    well the people that did it for me put shims in the front end under the springs which made the driveline more straight but screwed up my steering,badly,so all they did was take the shims out,dropped the t-case and got a wheel allighnment done and now it drives like a dream again. Why do you have the same problem Klef72K5?????

    1972 K/5 Blazer
    4"BDS suspension lift,33"tires,300hp 350,350 turbo tranny,factory tach,factoryvaccum gauge,np205,factory rollbar<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1>Edited by Wabash on 06/09/01 10:39 PM (server time).</FONT></P>
     
  10. Klef72K5

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    Yes I do, but They moved my front hanger for my leaf springs forward for some reason. It drives good as long as it's smooth road! I've got a raised steering arm and my drag link is is level. I've got some playing to do with it. I'm going to put on a new gear box first to see what it does. Then I'm fixing those front springs! What are BDS springs? I never heard of them.

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  11. Wabash

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    the bds springs are BIG DICKS SUSPENSION they are kind of a hard spring,my truck does ride a bit rougher now but i still love it,my lift cost me 600.00 without shocks but they were only like an extra 300.00. as soon as i get some pics done of my truck i will try to get them posted,but might need someone to do it for me.


    1972 K/5 Blazer
    4"BDS suspension lift,33"tires,300hp 350,350 turbo tranny,factory tach,factoryvaccum gauge,np205,factory rollbar
     

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