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TILT COLUMN AND LIFT

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CANADIANK5, Nov 7, 2001.

  1. CANADIANK5

    CANADIANK5 Newbie

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    HI THERE I AM NEW TO THIS AS I HAVE JUST BOUGHT MY K5. IT NEEDS A COLUMN AS SOMEONE TRIED TO STEAL IT AND DID A TERRIBLE JOB. ANY KNOW IF AN S10 COLUMN WILL FIT? WHAT OTHERS WILL FIT. I HAVE AN S 10 ONE THATS WHY I ASK. ALSO I HAVE A SET OF MT 39.5'S AND WONDERED HOW MUCH LIFT DO I NEED TO FIT THEM? THANKS IN ADVANCE
     
  2. Zepplin

    Zepplin 1/2 ton status

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    I would look for a tilt column from another Blazer or pickup. It will be easier to hook every thing back up. I think a S10 column will require alot more fabrication and splicing of wires. Unless you want a custom column in there. I have a tilt column from a 86 Silverado that I plan on putting in my 74 Blazer. It should go in without too much trouble. I think a column from a 73 to 91 Blazer should fit or 73-87 truck.
    On my old truck I used to run 38.5" Super Swampers. I had a 3" body lift and 6" suspension lift and they fit just fine. It also depends on how wide your tires are. A 10" lift should fit those tires possibly, with some fender trimming.



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  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    You can take an S-10, car, whatever column you like (similar vintage) and use most of the pieces off of it, but its worth the $50-75 just to get the correct column from another vehicle. The length is what varies on the columns, most everything, again as long as vintage is similar, is the same, including wiring. You will notice though that trucks lagged behind cars on the column features, such as key buzzers, dimmer on the column, wipers on the column, etc.


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