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Steering box brace

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cegusman, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Which one is better bolt-on or weld-on. I do not have any cracks yet.

    Houston, TX
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  2. Bolt-on is the easiest, took me all of 15 minutes to install
    The weld-on one (I think) is to fix an already existing frame crack.
    Slap the bolt-on in there, you will not be disappointed
    My $.02

    '84 K5

    Chevy in my blood.
     
  3. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    They do the same thing...Bolt-on takes only a couple of mins to install.



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  4. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Just because of my personal experience, I would recommend doing BOTH. Had the ORD brace on for 9 months prior to developing a frame crack. It had nothing to do with the ORD brace but both are good insurance, considering your truck has been without one for many years and the early metal fatigue has already been done............

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  5. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    I also support doing BOTh! If you are serious about avoiding the dreaded cracked frame, do both! I also had the bolt on kit on for a long time and then the thing still cracked on me! Yes, the bolt on kit is much easier to install, but I wouldn't do one without the other...
     
  6. K10ANDYKHAMNIC

    K10ANDYKHAMNIC 1/2 ton status

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    BOTH ! if u wheel hard .....

    always gets me home K10
     

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