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Poly body mounts???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by GM Man, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. GM Man

    GM Man 1/2 ton status

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    I did a search and didnt find what I was looking for. The rubber body mounts on my Jimmy are totally shot and Im thinking about doing the poly mounts. Are the polys to hard on the body and or frame? Will they weaken the body with time and flex?
     
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    I've put the poly mounts on lots of rigs and have never had a problem with them. First set I did I put on a 72 K20 about 8 yrs ago, and its still driving around with no problems /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The rubber body mounts on my Jimmy are totally shot and Im thinking about doing the poly mounts. Are the polys to hard on the body and or frame? Will they weaken the body with time and flex?

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    polys are much better, and they prolly allow less flex than a shot stock rubber bushing will. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif the frame will have no problems at all.... and i really doubt the body will either, just my $0.02.

    j
     
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    Any brand that you have used that you liked better than another for the mounts??

    Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    id go ahead and do it, if you do the poly mounts they probobly wont have to be replaced for the rest of the life of the truck..or at least they will out last the body/frame most likly..
     
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    Go with Energy Suspension, I've use a couple different ones, but Energy is the best /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Go with Energy Suspension, I've use a couple different ones, but Energy is the best /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Nice...Thanks everyone for the input. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I got a set of daystar's for my 74 k5 for 55 bucks at a local shop... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    -aaron
     
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    I second the daystars, side by side they are identical to the energy's and cost about half as much. I have daystar's in mine (well the drivers side anyway /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif)
     
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    How long have you guys had your daystars in your trucks?? Thanks... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    For those that have already done this, did the poly mounts transmit anymore noise or vibration through to the cab?

    I have a set knew in the box to put on (came with Blazer) and I'm trying to decide.
     
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    I love em /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif When I put them on my burb, it actually helped, less bounce than the rubber mounts.

    As far as noise and/or vibration, I didn't notice MORE than what was already there and I've had mine on for little over a year /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    i agree that the poly would outlast the stock rubber mounts by a decade and they are much more affordable; however, i think that the stock rubber mounts would provide a better ride.
     
  17. If you have anything than stock tires and suspension, you wont be thinking about the poly body body mounts, and if you drive a Suburban,espically with barn doors, its makes enough squeaks on its own.
    Gotta love 'em- /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif

    Mat
     
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    Squeaks???????????????

    Mine hasn't squeaked once since I installed them. I used a bit of white grease on both sides of every mount and not a squeak one /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Did mine with Energy Suspension, Great products from them!!
     

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