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Questions on a few MOO products & Angled Shock Mounts

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by zakk, May 1, 2002.

  1. zakk

    zakk 1/2 ton status

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    1. Is the crossmember needed for a standard crossover steering conversion?

    2. If you have the angles shocks (of any make, design) how does it feel on the road? on the trail? the "through the bed" idea seems to be getting thumbs down...

    TIA!
     
  2. kpanza

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    No, you don't need the crossmember for a crossover steering conversion! You can either get a bent drag link (like ORD, Rockstomper, etc sell) to clear it, or clearance your existing crossmember and use a straight drag link. In my view, if you were gonna do the easiest, it would be to get a bent drag link. The cheapest way is probably a straight tube drag link with clearanced crossmember. The MOO piece is a nice unit, but I can't see spending the money on a new crossmember (plus all the work involved in getting the old one out and the new one in!) AND a new straight drag link. Call me cheap, but I am going with the straight drag link and clearancing the existing crossmember. I also plan on having my buddy weld on an additional frame crossmember for me in the future anyway, so it will be more than strong enough!

    Can't comment (yet) on the angled shocks, but I just got the kit from 55willys and that will be the next project to go on...Esteban has this kind of a setup, he said it rides nice...
     
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    On the crossmember question, check your stock one first! I was just going to replace mine for future plans for crossover and to sell a few, turns out my stocker was crack, good thing I'm replacing it. As far as what way to go..what ever your wallet tells you /forums/images/icons/laugh.gif

    Shocks-
    Frank has my other set up on his and he noticed no on road difference, he has 9012's on it. that he can tune if nessasary
     
  4. 87GMC

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    How much is you shock set-up? Weld-in or bolt-in?
     
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    $85 plus shipping, bottom mounts weld on, top is your choice, weld it or drill holes and bolt it.
     
  6. zakk

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    pics? and cost to ship to 95120?
     
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    the last set aren't fully finished, as you can see in the pic Grant took is that it has a gusset from the top to the frame tab.

    Shipping-
    97402 to 95120 $13.00
     
  8. zakk

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    pic link no workie...
     
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    must be yahoo geocities.
    it looks the same as the pic of it in the vise in the other pics but has the gusset in place. I wish I had taken pics of the the other two I had before I boxed them up and sent them out.

    Hey Jason(jekbrown) or Keith(kpanza) did you get pics of yours?

    I can tell you the long way to Grants pic,LOL
    http://www.geocities.com/seventy4blazer/ then click pictures then it is at the bottom.
     
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    my rear shocks are angled toward the middle and they perform very well. Never had it on the street.
     
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    Don't have mine on there yet...hopefully by next weekend! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    cool, did you fiddle with it again to see if it still fits?
    I trie dit on my brothers 81 and it fit, just really close to those seat bolt pockets..may need a hammer/forums/images/icons/wink.gif but it should fit...keep me posted
     
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    No, I was busy with the steering last night...might get a chance tonight...the other day it didn't look like it wanted to fit, but we will see! I'm sure that I can get it in there!
     
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    I second checking your stock one for cracks!
    The one of my 76 was cracked and so is the one on my 73.
    They crack near where the motor mount and engine crossmember meet.
    I'm planning for the ORD. It will clear a straight drag link in case that happens, but it is also stronger than stock. No downfalls.
    -- Mike
     

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