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something to watch out for

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazen_md, Jan 12, 2002.

  1. blazen_md

    blazen_md 1/2 ton status

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    got a 90 k5 blazer 6in superlift 35in ssr's and where your steering box bolts to the frame, the frame cracked around it and I darn near lost the thing. just happened to check it cause I had some play in my steering I hear this is something to watch out for in the early 80's on up k5 and pick ups on up to 87 so just letting fellow k5 lovers something to watch out for!!!!
     
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    <font color=purple> Everybody here probably already knows that ...... but some may not ....... thanks for passing it on !

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>

    <font color=purple> BOW CHICKA BOW WOW !
     
  3. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    You'll probably be quite interested in this: <a target="_blank" href=http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/steeringkit.htm>http://www.offroaddesign.com/catalog/steeringkit.htm</a> [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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    It's a great day to be alive...
     
  4. blazen_md

    blazen_md 1/2 ton status

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    I already welded it up but I heard about that kit and I am interested in it thanks for that I needed to find it.
     
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    Thats a pretty common thing to have happen when yur runing big tires.

    Heres a couple of things that will help fix the problem
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/ordsteeringbracereview.shtml> ORD Steering gear brace</a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.coloradok5.com/ordframebrace.shtml>
    ORD steering box/frame repair kit</a>

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Thunders-Blaze> Blazer pics</a>

    <font color=blue>Nevada... Where the pavement ends and the west begins
     
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    i dont know anything, so i thank you very much for this info.

    -mxmastermike, the 4000th registered user
     
  7. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    They have been selling frame repair plates in the 4wd mags since the 70s. ORDs brace has been around for a few yrs. Learn about what you drive. It will make your life a lot easier.

    Jim '80 GMC & '73 Blazer
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    I know what I drive it was just never thought about my dad has been in the 4 wheel drive business for 20 years he knew about it but never thought to check it so he has a few more years experience than I do I am only 17 and I am darn proud to know what I already know.
     
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    I would add the weld-on brace.

    Pete

    '83 K5, 350 TBI (ex 6.2), 700R4, NP208, Dana 60/14 bolt, 4.56s, Detroits, 3" lift, 15-39.5x15 TSLs
    '97 Dodge 2500 4x4 CC LB Sport, Cummins 5 spd
     
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    that is exactly what I was thinking I already got my dad to weld it up and he welded some stuff in there to add strength but I think I am still gonna get the weld on brace
     

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