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Rear shakel options.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SuperUnknown, May 27, 2001.

  1. SuperUnknown

    SuperUnknown 1/2 ton status

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    What to do with the rear shakels? I'm replacing the front shakels and all the bushings ect... and I'd like something better then stock for the back. any options? Velet-rides are out and I don't really want to go with revolvers unless they make a locking version now.

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  2. Brian 89KBlazer

    Brian 89KBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    I'm in the same boat as you except I need/want to replace my rear shackles due to rust. I haven't found anything either & think I'll be making my own out of beefier, thicker steel.

    Keep the board up to date if you track down any sources, please.

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    Brian
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  3. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Well, I too didn't want Revolvers, ran out of money for the Velvet Rides, so I used the stock ones, but replaced the bushings with ORD greasable polyurethane units. One word of caution if you go this route - the rubber bushings and the steel sleeves are a bear to get out.............

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  4. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Wait till the Tuff Truck Challange is over then give ORD a call. They might be able to make you a set for not that much coin. Who knows maybe with enough request they could have a new product.

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