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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cegusman, May 24, 2002.
Where do you get the anti friction pads that go between the leaves of the springs?
It's at Autozoned. In the back. comes in a tub or a tube /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
Hmmmmm Anybody though of putting Zerks on the springs near the end? Himm make a slight vally with the die grinder. Couple pumps every once in a while. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
I have thought of that...just never did it./forums/images/icons/tongue.gif Might soften up the front Rancho's a little.
I thought I just read in another post that most spring shops carry the teflon slip pads in stock. I'd check there before going with zerks...
UHMWPE is where its at...pics on my webshots/shack flip album...
30 cents cdn each at McAllister spring/Ottoman when I got mine
any spring shop should have em
the plastic strips sound intriging as well
I had no trouble drilling the leaves but the Ironworker bit snapped after punching 3 holes, impressive boom as it punched too
Should never punch a hole smaller in diameter than the thickness of the material...1/2" hole in 1/2" thick material is OK, 3/8" hole in 1/2" material and you'll break the punch. I guess you already found that out huh?/forums/images/icons/wink.gif
never looked at thickness and now dont recall the punch size.
I was blaming the curvature not allowing the punch to sit flat and side loading, good thing those bits are not too $$$
had to put a 1/4" plate to protect my feet from the ejection when it did punch, what a dumb place to put the control
Iron Worker is on the big ticket wish list
I have heard tons of drilling difficulty complaints but I had no trouble at all with cheap bits???
I'd think a good quality drill bit and some coolant would do the trick. I think a lot of people use too much RPM and burn the bits up. Low rpm with lots of pressure works best.
BTW...I wanna iron worker too. /forums/images/icons/cool.gif
lots of oil, slow speed, try and feed the bit without forcing and burning the tip dull.
seemed to work great
i just pryed them apart and smeared the grease in, was amazed at the difference, then bought the pads
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