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sway bar and relocating axle

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Sparky, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. Sparky

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    Anyone get away with moving the front axle forward 1 in. or so and still able to run the front sway bar? (I have the ORD disconnects and 4in. tough country srpings.) What about the stock front driveshaft?

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  2. backyardbuilt

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    Since you have the disconnects you will probably still be able to run the swaybar you will just have to angle them rearward as for the driveshaft wakeboard&4x4er is still running his stock front shaft with the about the same setup (4" bds springs) with a 1" zero rate to move it forward and no problems yet but we are looking at adding a 1" spacer just for piece of mind, but since you did not mention a zero rate just moving it forward you should be fine..
     
  3. BowtieRed

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    I just took my swaybar off, i haven't noticed a difference on road, but flex is TON better.
     
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    Can you run stock steering and move the axle 1" forward, or what is needed to correct it?

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  5. backyardbuilt

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    You will have to shorten the draglink by unhooking one side and loosening the bolts on the connecting sleeve and turning it accordingly. Really simple.
     
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    Thanks, I know how to shorten it, but was wondering if there is enough to do so.

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    Should be, just do 1/2" on each side. Didn't mean to imply that you didn't.
     

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