Yeah, I was only going to replace the pitman arm if I decided the box did need replaced. I'm going to do everything else to see how that impacts how it steers and drives and go from there. So it'll at least be a few months before I get to that point. Fingers crossedThe pitman arm is a non-wear item, no need to replace unless it was damaged somehow.
Yep. I had read that. I'm definitely not overpaying for it, but good lookin' out All good info.The Xtreme sway bar is the same as any 98+ Blazer, so don't spend too much on it as they're readily available in any junkyard for $20/30.
I think you're on the right track saving the steering box for last. Do be careful when you go to replace the box as most rebuilds/remanufactured boxes aren't replacing the hard parts that are wearing out. They take a worn out box, throw some seals at it, and tighten up the "adjustment" screw. I've had 2 boxes loosen up after about 1000 miles...
It's a bit more spendy, but look into blueprinted steering boxes if you want to eliminate the slop. Turn one, Lee Power Steering, and Red Head Steering Gear are the companies I know of. They're around $4-500, but I easily spent $300+ trying to find a rebuilt box that wasn't crap before I learned that lesson.
I saw the ones with lights and just went with the no light solution mainly for simplicity at this point and it was only $20 shipped to my door. I may upgrade again later on down the road.89,
Too bad you bought the lower wind deflector. They sell the same one with the openings for fog lights for about $25. The factory fog lights and all brackets are still available too.
The wiring harness is easy to make and I run a relay with yellow halogen bulbs in each one.
Another note: You will need the saddles that hold the sway bar on the frame for the bigger sway bar. They are different (bigger)
I add urethane bushings in the saddles and the end links too. The rubber ones are usually beat.
How much longer til you’re home? I’m in no hurry so can probably just wait if you’ve got one you’d like to sell.Actually, the bigger sway bar saddles bolt right on. A direct fit.
Too bad I'm not home, I am pretty sure have a few bigger sway bars. I bought all of them at the 2 upulls near me in Baton Rouge.