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04-28-2005, 07:33 PM
so i got the stuff to make the pucks. its gonna be a 2" whats the deal on all the bolts from frame to body? i have really looked into it, but where are the nuts for those bolts? am i gonna have to do anything with the steering? any help would be great! thanks guys,


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In The Zone
04-28-2005, 08:02 PM
the nuts are ussually part of the oem mount

pressure from the weight allows em to be torqued

un doing em is easiest with a impact and spin em off


04-28-2005, 09:03 PM
On a K5 there are 10 body mounts.

Front 2, under the core support. Take the grill off and you'll find access to the heads of the body bolts, nuts are on the bottom.

Next two under the front floor/firewall area. The nuts are caged inside a boxed mount. If you use an impact the chances of stripping the nut from it's cage is a lot higher. A breaker bar would be better IMO.

Next two are the same.

Next two are middle of the bed, they are carriage bolts. Undo the nut from the bottom, then grind the little welds off the head of the bolts. They are tac welded to the floor from the factory.

Last two are the same as the mid bed ones.

Dropping the fuel tank will make your life a lot easier on the rearmost mounts.

I'd install some poly mounts while you're at it...they really firm up the truck IMO.

Things you'll have to modify a little:

Fan shroud, probably be able to trim the bottom

Fuel filler hose, might be enough slack if you undo the clamp and re-tighten it after the BL is done.

Tranny shift linkage...might need extending

Same with T-case linkage.

Steering shaft should slip out enough to be fine...check it though.

Bumpers will need to be relocated up, unless you like the goofy gap look :D



05-01-2005, 04:20 PM
sweet, thanks 1ton!

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