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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, Dec 19, 2001.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    About to order the RockRod but was wondering if the two tie rod ends they say to use on their site are the actual ones to get. They say use the ES2010L and an ES2234R. Will those work ok on a 74 K5's knuckles? Just wondering cause I did a parts lookup on www.partsamerica.com (Kragen) and they showed different part numbers and have 1st design/2nd design. Thanks for any replies.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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  2. 502Burban

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    Those are the ones I used on my '73 Suburban. You won't find the part numbers by looking them up for your specific application, as they are short ends in "Right" and "Left" hand threads. Your stock ends will be one really long one that is actually the tie rod itself, and a shorter end that connects to it through the adjusting sleeve.

    According the the LMC catalog, 1st and 2nd design only affect the '76 trucks. On my truck, I actually used the stock GM end from a '81-'91 application on the passenger side, and used the ES2010L on the driver side. I believe that if you were to search on partsamerica.com for a driver side end for the '81-'91, you will come up with the ES2234R.

    They will come very close to the bottom of your leaf springs, but I don't believe that they will actually make contact. If you think that some pics will help, let me know and I'll snap and post some for you.

    Hope this helps,

    Robb
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/robbrj>'73 GMC Suburban - 502DFI</a>
     
  3. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    yes would you please post some good detailed pics? thank you so much...

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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    i used those very same moog tie rods on my application. i ran into a clearance situation with the tierod rubbing the leafsprings so i just stuck a 4 degree shim under the pack and turned my pinion up at the same time. :)

    pic:http://coloradok5.com/moneypit.shtml
    trail shots: <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/mtpockets35>http://community.webshots.com/user/mtpockets35</a>
     
  5. 502Burban

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    Just uploaded several photos to my webshots site for you. It'll probably take a few minutes for them to go live, but if you click on the link below my sig, and check out the album titled "Suburban Axles &amp; Brakes" you'll see what you're after (I hope[​IMG]).

    BTW, I know that I need to adjust the tie rod ends so that the rod is centered better; just haven't gotten to it yet.[​IMG]

    Let me know if you need more/different/better photos.

    Robb
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/robbrj>'73 GMC Suburban - 502DFI</a><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by 502Burban on 12/19/01 09:09 PM.</FONT></P>
     
  6. Waxer

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    Nice pics, thanks.

    Dont forget to cut down the extra length on them Leaf Spring Ubolts :) I had the same thing when I installed the Tuff Country EZ Rides.

    Crawlin the rocks with my K5
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  7. 502Burban

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    I knew I shoulda mentioned that I wasn't finished with the U-bolts.[​IMG] I've left them alone for now, until I get my caster checked, just in case I need to install a shim. Didn't want to cut them and then find out that I needed some extra length. Thanks for the heads-up, though.[​IMG]

    Hope the pics helped,

    Robb
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    what types of shops would check caster?

    -zakk

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  9. ken

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    Hey Robb, where in So Cal are you? I'm in Anaheim Hills. I love those wheels you have on your Sub...have you ever drove around on them just for kicks?!?! I'd imagine you'd be sliding all over the place!! LOL!!! Great idea for fitting into the garage though!!

    ken
     
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    Hey Ken, he's in Newbury Park. Those wheels kick ass!!! I stopped by his place last weekend and man is that suburban SWWEEEETTTTT!!! Just couldnt get over what a great idea those wheels were....

    Robb, I'll get with Jay (the guy that was with me) and get you some rubber for those wheels like we talked about.
    Has he sent you the link to the street bike site yet?
     
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    Any alignment shop ought to be able to help you check caster.[​IMG]

    Robb
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    Hey Ken. Glad you (and it seems a few others[​IMG]) like the roller-skate wheels.[​IMG] As Mychal said, I'm in Newbury Park. I haven't had a chance to drive on them yet, as the 'Burb isn't running yet.[​IMG] I've only rolled the truck back and forth in the garage a bit so far. The eventual plan, though, is to be able to drive it up and down the driveway.

    Thanks for the compliments on the idea; I'll pass them along to my friend, Craig. He's the brains behind this one.

    Robb
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    Thanks, Mychal.[​IMG] That would be cool if Jay could help out with the re-treads like we were talking. I haven't heard from him yet, but I wasn't worried. It's a busy time of year for everyone.

    BTW, it was really nice to meet you guys last weekend.[​IMG] Most people I know see the Suburban project and just look at me as if I'd burned a few too many brain cells over the years. I wish I could have a photo of the disbelieving look on each person's face when they first see it. It would make for a great photo album.[​IMG][​IMG]

    Seeya,

    Robb
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