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Sway Bar for 1'st Gen Balzer

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by gassman, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. gassman

    gassman 1/2 ton status

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    Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    Was told at the dealership that 71's didn't come with sway bars. OK has anyone custom fitted a 73 up sway bar to their 1'st gen blazer. If so what's involved. Thank's for any help here.
     
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    Re: Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    I took the spring plates,the bushings,the bushing mounting points and of course the bar from a 70's or 80's something 1/2 ton 4x4.Took me about a day to put in.Works great for me.You can also fab up your own bushing mounting points if you want.

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  3. MikeH

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    Re: Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    I bought front and rear sway bars for my '71 through JCWhitney.I'm sure other places have them also. Work like a champ and made a big difference in handling. Make sure your shocks and springs are in shape also.
     
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    Re: Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    How much did they set you back. All I'm looking for right now is the front.
     
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    Re: Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    For those that have put them on, did you use a disconnect for wheeling, or do they not limit travel too much?
     
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    Re: Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    I plan on using OffRoad Designs Swaybar Disconnect Kit. From what I have heard from the Guy's on this site it really does make a difference. The kit is only $87.00 and you than have the choice of connected or not. Best of both worlds Right.
     
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    Re: Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    MikeH: Do you have any pix of the rear bar installed? I had heard that the Addco bar (which is what I think JC Whitney sells) is a big-assed arrestor hook, but I want to see for myself what it looks like installed...
     
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    Re: Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    Hey Steve, good to see the 'ole gang here... I will take some pics but need to borrow/buy a digital camera so it may take a few days... I want one (digital camera) anyway...
     
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    Re: Sway Bar for 1\'st Gen Balzer

    Thought I replied to this already... Anyway I bought them a couple of years back around $85 for the front kit. I think they sell for around ~$105 - 110 now. Look at www.jcwhitney.com

    I don't do really any rock stomping, my 4 wheeling is dirt and snow (heading up to ski areas and driving in the colorado winter). Stock height with completely restored suspension so I don't know what effect it would have on lifts, etc...
     

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