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poly-urethane body mounts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Mudfreak, Mar 18, 2001.

  1. Mudfreak

    Mudfreak 1/2 ton status

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    Planning on replacing my warn out rubber body mounts. Was wondering how hard it is to do so before I get into it. Any tips and tricks or directions to posts already made on this would be appreciated.

    Hey! Right there! Right there! I see it!, I see it!, I see all the mud ! Watch out for the tree!!
     
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    It's not hard.... Treat all the bolts w/ WD-40 and let sit over night. Then just loosen everything up, do one side at a time and only raise the body just enough to fit your hands in there to replace the body mounts. Lower the body back down and insert bolts and tighten them a little... repeat for other side. Make sure you have an extra hand... to help you adjust the tub on the frame if it get's a little shifted.
    I installed my body mount bushings in less than two hours..
    Hope this helps.

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    Rocko, holy crap 2 hours that is good.
    It took me and a friend about 8 hours on my 72 i ended up having to drill and grind the bolt heads off because of rust and some were tack welded but other than that it was easy.


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  4. BlazerGuy

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    Did they improve the ride?


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  5. LA Bogger

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    I've road in both poly and rubber like my K-5. The poly transmitts the road more, the rubber absorbs more. Not to much difference is ride. The cost is less for the poly than the rubber....

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    I just put Energy Suspension bushings on my 76 Blazer and it made the ride firmer. The body roll is decreased (have 10" lift), and the ride is not so darned bouncy as with the rubber. I would recommend them. I also put on the tranny mounts. They look cool, too!
     
  7. Mudfreak

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    thanks for the info everyone, I'm going to attempt it this weekend.
     

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