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While I have my front apart ...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SlyDog, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    Hey, we just started putting my lift on and right now letting the wd-40 soak in [​IMG] But as some of you know I'm 15 and i have another year till I drive so while I have my truck on the stands i am going to most likely get new axles, shocks and possibly stronger front shackles from ord ... can you think of anything else ? ...... besides the steering box brace [​IMG]

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  2. BigTex

    BigTex 1/2 ton status

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    I would concentrate on replacing the ball joints, tie rod/drag link ends, sway bar bushings, and the steering box if it needs to be replaced.

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  3. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    thanks, i am also going to do the ubolts ...

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  4. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Cool Juan!!!!

    You could get some greasable shackle bolts/bushings from ORD, a rockstomper tie rod setup, and/or some differential guards. Also you might want to start figuring out what gears you have and what gears you want. Are you planning to wap in 3/4 ton or 1 ton stuff? Both would require switching to 8 lug. And if you are real wild you can look at doing a crossover steering setup {tongue].

    -Mikey
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  5. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    dude thats everything i was thinking of doing [​IMG] cross over steering had crossed my mind [​IMG] i am think 3/4 ton but my dad likes the idea of the '60 [​IMG] but I am paying i think so you know how that goes

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  6. SlyDog

    SlyDog 1/2 ton status

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    o yea does anyone have pics of their tie rods ? because mine looks like a rockrod ... it looks alot bigger than stock but it looks old so .... [​IMG]

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  7. Pugsley

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    There's some pics of my tierod here: pugsley.alloffroad.com
     
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    coopertwpk 1/2 ton status

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    I just found out that the 3/4 ton hd 88up had 1"threads on the tie rods and had a cast center section.

    88k5 silverado w4"lift <font color=orange>d44 and corp14ff</font color=orange> with 4.11
     
  9. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    If you have it apart go through everything and clean it out really well and get rid of any little pockets of rust... I know yer in AZ but it even happens a bit there. Maybe even wire what you can and por stuff while it's apart enough to get in there well enough......

    9/11/01... "We will overcome"
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  10. dawson444

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    Hey pugsley, whats up with the steering stabalizer you have on your tie rod? The one w/ the yellow coil? Details on it? Just curious. Thanks!

    Dawson
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  11. Pugsley

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    It's a Trailmaster/4Way Suspension coilover stabilizer - I got the idea from RV'ers who were getting blown all over the road by semis. It's worked really well, and has made the steering feel much tighter, and more responsive. $89.95 + shipping from 4WPW - I've got a write up I did on it, let me know if you want it and I'll EMail it to you[​IMG]

    Special thanks to those lost from IAFF Locals 94 and 854 - You shall never be forgotten
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  12. CaptCrunch

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    I haven't decieded what I'd like to do in terms of beefed 1/2 or 3/4 ton. But would love to do a crossover setup except for then you gotta loose the sway bar, which isn't all that great for a street setup that sees freeway time.

    I know how paying for it goes... Rent, bills, school tuition, etc doesn't free up much $$$ for K5 [​IMG]

    -Mikey
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  13. dawson444

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    Hey man shoot me the write up. dawson444@aol.com Thanks!

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    On it's way[​IMG]

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    I got it. Hmmm, man with me wheeling my truck harder now, the dual Rancho stabalizers I have now seem to get caught up on everything. Already bent one of them. I think next time I break one, I'm gona replace the whole setup with this. Thanks man!

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    Shoot me a write up to Pugs when you get a chance... captcrunch_5055@msn.com I can see if my email is fixed yet [​IMG] You think that stabilizer works better then a dual side to side model?

    -Mikey
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    I think it works quite a bit better than the duals - I like the "feedback" of it wanting to return to center on it's own. Made the Blazer's steering feel a little bit like a rack/pinion setup - Write up is on it's way[​IMG]

    Special thanks to those lost from IAFF Locals 94 and 854 - You shall never be forgotten
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    On it's way!!

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