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xfer support strut

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by KRAZIE87K5, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. KRAZIE87K5

    KRAZIE87K5 1/2 ton status

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    OK, I have this support strut (metal bar) that bolts from the xfer to the bell housing. Only problem is that the dual exhaust I have installed is in the way!

    I have a TH400/NP205. Do I really have to install this, or do I have a high chance of breaking the adapter? Keep in mind I have a 454 in this truck... If I do need it, does anyone know if a place to fabricate me one that might connect somewhere else?

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  2. Pugsley

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    You need to have it or else the transfer case/transmission interface will loosen up frequently. Just about any fab shop should be able to build you a new one - I had to do a little custom fabbing on mine after it snapped off the bolt holding it in the block.

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  3. 4xmac

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    Yes you need the support strut. If the strut is not strong it will break.

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    Yes you need the support strut. If the strut is not strong it will break.

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  5. thatK30guy

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    That strut bar also acts as a support to brace the tranny too. Without it, you can expect sooner or later, with hard wheeling and playing, the tranny tail housing to crack and break. I have seen this several times on the 350's also. If I were you, I would put the strut bar back in after finding a way to cut out that short piece of exhaust and re-route it out of the way. At least with fixing this exhaust piece, it will be cheaper than replacing a th400 tranny later after it breaks (if it ever does). [​IMG]

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