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Old 05-17-2017, 04:27 PM   #201
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The trim sets it off nicely
Appreciate that. Thx.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:31 PM   #202
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what did that steering box set you back?
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:09 PM   #203
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what did that steering box set you back?
Well it turned out that my steering gear was cracked (most likely from a previous accident) and I needed to purchase a new core as well. Total with the new core and the rebuild using the heavier valve and the PS pump flow was about $800. Not cheap, that's for sure. In fact I'm pretty sure with all the parts I've done I probably could've put a pb fab drop member in this thing for not much more money.

However, with that said I've never not been satisfied with the guys at Lee's Steering. They, in my opinion, are the best of the best!

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Old 05-18-2017, 02:19 PM   #204
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Well it turned out that my steering gear was cracked (most likely from a previous accident) and I needed to purchase a new core as well. Total with the new core and the rebuild using the heavier valve and the PS pump flow was about $800. Not cheap, that's for sure. In fact I'm pretty sure with all the parts I've done I probably could've put a pb fab drop member in this thing for not much more money.

However, with that said I've never not been satisfied with the guys at Lee's Steering. They, in my opinion, are the best of the best!

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You joke about running a Dropmember,...
but the Extreme version now requires NO FRAME NOTCH.
Plus it gets you 3" of extra ground clearance compared to a stock crossmember/a-arm set up.
And the addition of rack and pinion steering.

Seriously,... for guys wanting a low static drop these are the ticket.
Run your stock spindles and get the coilover dropmember and go.
That 3" of extra ground clearance is worth it.
Especially if you are looking at "rack and pinion swaps" anyway.
(the only down side is you have to run Porterbuilt tubular a-arms)
But the option to go lower with drop spindles and/or bags in the future is easy.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:22 PM   #205
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You joke about running a Dropmember,...
but the Extreme version now requires NO FRAME NOTCH.
Plus it gets you 3" of extra ground clearance compared to a stock crossmember/a-arm set up.
And the addition of rack and pinion steering.
Seriously,... for guys wanting a low static drop these are the ticket.
Run your stock spindles and get the coilover dropmember and go.
That 3" of extra ground clearance is worth it.
Especially if you are looking at rack and pinion swaps anyway.
(the only down side is you have to run Porterbuilt tubular a-arms)
But the option to go lower with drop spindles and/or bags in the future is easy.
Oh I'm not joking! LOL. That's what I would've done knowing what I know now.. Hopefully someone else can read through this and make the right decision up front.
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:23 PM   #206
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Oh I'm not joking! LOL. That's what I would've done knowing what I know now.. Hopefully someone else can read through this and make the right decision up front.
Its not too late,...
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Old 05-18-2017, 02:27 PM   #207
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Well we're in DEEP!!!

Probably enjoy it like this for the moment. It drives absolutely great so if I don't plan to go lower at the moment then I don't see a reason to change.

Side note, I laser the logos onto the PB Fab parts so those guys aren't far from me. If you've got a tie rod adjuster with the PB fab logo on it, it came through my shop on it's way out there.
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Old 05-18-2017, 03:23 PM   #208
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Okay I take that back, that's way more than I'm into this setup for!!!! Wow. I do understand how much better the PB stuff is. Just can't split with that kind of cash right now. Never realized how expensive the parts were.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:06 PM   #209
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Re: 78 2wd Blazer - LS Swap and more..

I got 4300.00 without drop spindles and brakes.
I added a sway bar too.
Coil over shocks definitely add o the price compared to bags.

Still love your blazer.
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