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Username Post: Front suspension parts        (Topic#347988)
sprog777 
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10-31-17 11:46 AM - Post#2712837    

As you can tell by all my post the truck I bought 2001 Silverado z71 was driven but not taken care of so all the wearable items are wore. Does this truck have a 3 or 4 grove pitman arm? Anyone use Detroit axle parts? What is your opinion of this company and would you recommend using there front suspension kit.

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1979 K5 Blazer
1995 Chevy S-10
1999 Chevy Tahoe 4wd
1999 chevy z71 ext.cab


 
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Hohnsz71 
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11-02-17 06:14 AM - Post#2713040    
    In response to sprog777

you have to pull you old one off first to see which one it is (its a bas**d) i used a 2 jaw puller and a center saver on the shaft. I used detroit stuff, its decent, the 3 did not work on my truck, 1999 siverado 4x4.


2000 chevy silverado "mutt" RIP
1993 chevy k1500, swapping
everything from "mutt"


 
sprog777 
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11-02-17 07:09 AM - Post#2713045    
    In response to Hohnsz71

Called gm dealer parts dept. He used the last 8 digits of vin and told me it was a 4 groove. The Detroit axle parts come non greaseable no zerks.would like more input before I order their kit. Anyone used their kit? I don't want to have to do this twice looks and sounds like a lot of work.

sprog777@yahoo.com

1979 K5 Blazer
1995 Chevy S-10
1999 Chevy Tahoe 4wd
1999 chevy z71 ext.cab


 
someotherguy 
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11-02-17 09:35 AM - Post#2713057    
    In response to sprog777

Non-greaseable would be a definite no-go for me. Stick to quality brand suspension parts or you will be re-doing it sooner than later.

Richard

06 Silverado ISS / 06 Silverado SS / 06 300C SRT8


 
bowtie44s 
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11-04-17 04:47 AM - Post#2713238    
    In response to sprog777

For steering and suspension parts I won't use anything but Moog. The cheaper stuff you're lucky if you get 6 months.

Jeff

'88 Chevy K3500, aluminum head roller cam 511inĀ³ stroker 10.5:1 compression, 96 NV 4500, 94-98 grille, 305/70-16 (33x12) BF Goodrich KM2s, 91 cluster swap


 
Hohnsz71 
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11-09-17 04:11 AM - Post#2713739    
    In response to sprog777

maybe i got a diffrent parts kit than what you are looking at? everything i got from them is greasable.


2000 chevy silverado "mutt" RIP
1993 chevy k1500, swapping
everything from "mutt"


 
CowboyTrukr 
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11-11-17 08:19 AM - Post#2714012    
    In response to Hohnsz71

My Detroit Axle kit was fully greasable.

Greg

'95 K1500 Z71 EC Short Step 5.7L+0.040/NV3500
'00 Explorer XLT 4.0 V6 Auto
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454cid 
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11-11-17 12:02 PM - Post#2714029    
    In response to CowboyTrukr

When I looked at the pictures, it looked like maybe there were holes partially hidden, without the zerks installed. My guess is that the parts were handed to a photgrapher and the photographer being an expert in taking pictures, and not autoparts didn't install them.

I find it curious that they claim to actually manufacturer axle shafts and rack and pinions.

99 K3500 RCLB


 
Hohnsz71 
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11-11-17 03:43 PM - Post#2714055    
    In response to 454cid

i just found that the driverside ball joint boot was busted . I ve only had them for 3 months.


2000 chevy silverado "mutt" RIP
1993 chevy k1500, swapping
everything from "mutt"


 
454cid 
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11-11-17 07:56 PM - Post#2714091    
    In response to Hohnsz71

  • Hohnsz71 Said:
i just found that the driverside ball joint boot was busted . I ve only had them for 3 months.



That's an awful short time period. Are you sure you didn't pinch it during installation?


99 K3500 RCLB


 
Hohnsz71 
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11-12-17 03:50 AM - Post#2714105    
    In response to 454cid

None of them where busted.


2000 chevy silverado "mutt" RIP
1993 chevy k1500, swapping
everything from "mutt"


 
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