98~05 Blazer brake upgrade! DONE!

Longroof79

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As indicated, some 2wd hubs have a center hole thru them, some come with plugs, some are solid. The 4wd hubs will have splines in the center.
 

Trottiert

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So I completed this upgrade recently.
Knuckles off a 2003 blazer.
Everything bolted up well.
The problem I have is when going to get an alignment. The shop tells me that the passenger side knuckle is bent at the tie rod arm connection.
Looking at the gap between the tire and the tierod end on the drivers side vs the passenger. There is a much larger gap on the passenger side.
Can someone who has done this let me know how their gaps compare?
I don't want to get another knuckle if mine isn't really bent.
 

a87ss305

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This probably won't do you any good without tires on but, here are some pics of mine that I recently did. -m

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TURNA

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So I completed this upgrade recently.
Knuckles off a 2003 blazer.
Everything bolted up well.
The problem I have is when going to get an alignment. The shop tells me that the passenger side knuckle is bent at the tie rod arm connection.
Looking at the gap between the tire and the tierod end on the drivers side vs the passenger. There is a much larger gap on the passenger side.
Can someone who has done this let me know how their gaps compare?
I don't want to get another knuckle if mine isn't really bent.

They should be the same
 

TURNA

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Ah but which one is bent................
 
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a87ss305

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Would you be able to measure from the plane of the face where the wheel bearing mounts to the center of the tie rod end?
Curious to see how far off it is.
I wish I could. I'm an high school auto shop teacher and it is locked in my school shop. Teachers are not allowed in. Sorry!
 

Trottiert

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Apr 10, 2020
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The shop said they were able to bring the drivers side into spec but not the passenger side. Towed out because the "arm" for the tie rod is pushed towards the center of the car. Can't shorten the tie rod enough.
 

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