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Rancho steering dampner?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Espen88k5, May 17, 2001.

  1. Espen88k5

    Espen88k5 1/2 ton status

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    Did I do this right. On the instruction sheet it looks like it should be angled more uppwards. The only way I can do that, is to move the tierod bracket inwards and not facing down like the instructions say. Anyone else done this?

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    My dual setup has the tierod bracket faced inwards..............that is how I have seen every other setup done.

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    My stock one goes from inside to out. Where the stab attaches to the tie-rod over toward the driver side tire. Does this make any difference?
    That looks like the stab may hit the diff cover whene you turn full right?

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  4. Espen88k5

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    It works well the way it sits now, and it doesnt bind or touch anywhere. The reason I ask is cause the instructions said to have the tie-rod bracket facing straight down like it's now, but the picture in the instructions shows the shock at a much steeper angle uppwards. What's stopping me from turning the axle bracket further upp is that the cylinder part of the shock is touching the tie rod.

    I could cut the old steering shock bracket on the axle, off and twist the tie-rod bracket back and get a steeper angle that way, but I'm thinking it isnt necesary??

    Thanks for your help and advice!


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    Sure looks to me like it's just waiting for intimate relations with a rock.

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