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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by dmoney, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. dmoney

    dmoney 1/2 ton status

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    my power steering is leaking, i have replaced the hoses so I think I need a new pump, should I go with an upgrade or stick with stock, and if an upgrade witch one? I have 33s now but i want to go to 38s.
     
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    38's are going to put some strain on your steering, I would go with a good lifetime warranty stock replacement, they will be more forgiving and more ignorant when you will be replacing it.
    If you were considering serious OFF roading I would suggest crossover, but it's probably too much work for just a DD, which I realize is what you have.
    :D
     
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    yes it is a dd that will very rarelly see offroad time, so I think stock will be ok, do you think I need the brace I have heard about on this forum?
     
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    absolutly,:D
     
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    I would check the frame, if it's not cracked yet, I would put the bolt on brace or any kind of reinforcement, if it's cracked repair the crack and then put a brace.
    I had a 73 that never saw any off road and the frame was cracked.
    And it had 31" tires.
     
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    where does it crack?
     
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    It crack between the bolts where the steering box bolts to the frame.
    Mine fell off the frame, the square piece in between the 4 holes completely broke off and fell.
    :o
     
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    Where is the leak?
     
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    cant see the leak. is it is around the pump, but cant see where from...
     
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    It might just need a seal which is a lot cheaper than whole new box. Look at it carefully and see i you can figure out where its coming from.
     
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    where is the seal?front or back?
     
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    Back.
    The box is like a bowl with a machined piece that fits in it from the back. :D
     
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    Look here and you can see how I learned all about it with pics. And here for a diagram of the box.
     
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    you guys are the s*%t cbbr and iceman , Thanks
     

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