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Torque rods for K5 gate and body lift

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 73k5blazer, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Ok, I've never *heard* of any problems with a body lift and the torque rods not catching, but my rods don't seem to be catching the stops on the frame any longer. Since this is a fiberglass body, the mounts are all different, I reallly don't know how much body lift I ended up with, it's probably in the range of 1-2", has any body had problems with thier endgate torque rods not catching after putting on a body lift. I guess I'll just drill some holes a little higher for the stop, but I'm wondering if I screwed something up putting the gate on..
    My other question is where are these things supposed to sit when the gate is up, mine seem to rattle a bit when the gate is up, are they supposed to be right up against the stop when even when the gate is up?
     
  2. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

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    I've been working on a new bumper, so I've been messing with them a lot lately. When the gate is up they do not contact the stops. They don't seem to rattle though.

    Can't help you on the body lift part.
     
  3. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I'm not much help besides that mine wouldn't reach any longer after my 3" BL either. I fixed it by raising the frame horns 3" and the bumper, lined right back up then. :o
     
  4. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Thanks. That helps! As least I'm not going crazy. I'll just raise the stops up a bit..
     
  5. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I just cut mine off :blush:
     

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