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Some pics of the ORD body lift installed.

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by UseYourBlinker, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Go to the link below,and go to page #2.
     
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    Guess you got yours done too then! /forums/images/icons/wink.gif Mine went in within 5 hours, with only one bud to help. Today, I feel like a got ran over by a train... very sore from all the lifting, pressing, pulling, etc...

    My body moved forwards a little bit. I tried to move it back, but I couldn't budge it. Guess it will have to stay where it is. Don't get me wrong... its square on the frame, it just moved forward.

    Glad to hear everything worked out for you!

    -Dan
     
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    Did you measure the before and after height of your truck? Is it a little higher because of the new bushings?
     
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    Had alot of help,but everything turned out ok.

    If anyone wants some more pics let me know (ie. angles)
     
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    Measured before was 41 inches (front fender to ground) after is 42 3/4"...I'll keep an eye out to see if it settles.
     
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    If didn't have anyone to help you and if you could have paid someone $300 to install lift and mounts, would you have done it? One shop told me it would be $600 to instally because they have to take the body completely off of the frame. The next shop I called said that they would do it for $300 because i'm not having them change my bumpers and its only a 1" lift. Just woundering what you thought.
     
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    I would do it agian... I would save the money for something else.
     
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    Are you running poly bushings? Or the stock rubber ones?

    If the rubber ones, where did you get them, and how much were they?

    TIA
    TO
     
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    To me it was just the investment of time. it isn't hard to do at all. I HIGHLY recomend changing out the bushings when you do it. Just makes sense. Took me and a friend about 4-5 hours to install mine. Would have taken less time, but broke a cage loose and had to get at that nut and remove the cage.

    No way would I pay someone to do something that basic, even if I were by myself.
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    Are you running poly bushings? Or the stock rubber ones?

    If the rubber ones, where did you get them, and how much were they?

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    I got brand new Poly ones from Energy Suspension.
    If you want the rubber ones try LMC,but they are expensive!
     

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