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twisty troubles...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Chevy409, Apr 8, 2001.

  1. Chevy409

    Chevy409 Registered Member

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    With a pretty stiff but likeable 4inch lift, my frame flexes and twists a whole bunch. The last thing I want is to crack or tweak the half ton frame while 4-wheeling and I'm sure I'm not the only one who's had this worry before. What's the best way to fix this problem? I only have the cab on as far as body right now so I can get to the frame on nearly any place, should I just throw some straps on in certain spots? Which places are the flexiest or have the least amount of support on a stock frame? Thanks
     
  2. freeforever

    freeforever 1/2 ton status

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    Go throu the whole frame and take all the original body ribits take them off and replace with grade 8* bolts and locking nuts....then when you put the rest of the truck on the frame then it should tighten up....Im pretty sure that should help.

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  3. Chevy409

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    That's actaully a pretty good idea, especially if at sometime you want to remove a bracket easily. Will that really reduce flex though? What I'm worried about is my frame getting tweaked or cracking on the trail, say putting one tire up on a stump and the other dangling, putting everything to the max. Thanks a lot.
     

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