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Steering Extension ALTERNATIVE

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by mason10198 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:48 pm

Credit goes to Regulator for finding/providing this information!

"On the left is an early 2000s Suburban, on the right is the stock Trailblazer shaft fully extended. The mounts on either end are a match. It looks to me this is the solution to the difficult to come by steering extension."Image
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by cpyonker » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:03 pm

Now does it work?


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by mason10198 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:38 pm

We don't know yet, gotta have somebody try it first! Although everything looks like it should work, if connecting ends are the same, don't see a reason it shouldn't.
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by Flyingfischer5 » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:24 am

If someone buys me a body lift then I'll be the tester.... HAHAHA
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by cpyonker » Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:45 pm

How many inches longer is it?


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by djthumper » Sun Sep 09, 2018 5:38 pm

The member on FB that posted it is also a member here.
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by mason10198 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:18 pm

djthumper wrote:The member on FB that posted it is also a member here.

Apologies Regulator, I've updated the OP to give you credit :thumright:
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by Regulator1175 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:37 pm

I will try and get measurements. I am currently in the Battle Creek VA hospital PTSD program. I was out wandering through a local junk yard on Saturday when I decided to pull them and check. Sadly, while my vehicle took box is sufficient to tear down a motor, it does not include a tape measure. I'll figure out a way though......
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by Regulator1175 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:25 pm

Ok, so I realized that thanks to Battle Box I have a small slap bracelet ruler that came in their tracking themed box a month or two ago. It the best I can do until this weekend, so hopefully it is good enough for the discussion.

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Trailblazer extended, Suburban shortened

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Trailblazer extended, Suburban extended

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Trailblazer extended, Suburban extended

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Trailblazer extended, Suburban shortened

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Trailblazer on left, Suburban on the right. This is the only noticable difference, but I dont see a quarter turn being an issue. It can probably be corrected in alignment

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Trailblazer on the left, Suburban on the right
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