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Old 12-02-2019, 02:15 PM   #1
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Question 1998 Blazer ZR2 Front suspension/drive rebuild

Hello!

I recently acquired a 98 ZR2 blazer and need to rebuild the front end suspension.

My worry is which parts are actually different for a ZR2 model. I have confirmed that I have a ZR2 blazer but am having a hard time finding much information aside from 3 people saying 3 different things..
so far I know the body/frame, tie rods, cv axles, and wheels.bearings are different.

Should I just assume I need the offset tie rods because my vehicle is a ZR2?
Is one tie rod on each side straight and the other offset, or are they both offset?

and then are there any other parts in the front suspension/steering that is different fromt he base (non-ZR2) models?
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Old 12-03-2019, 08:24 AM   #2
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Welcome to the site!

What's keeping you from ordering parts for a 98 ZR2 blazer and comparing to what's installed on the truck now?

There aren't many ZR2 guys left on the site, reason I'm trying to answer your question.

I've got a 00 ZR2 pickup, would just go to the parts store / rockauto / etc and pick up the parts for the truck, then compare them to what's on there, wouldn't worry or think twice about it until they weren't right. Hope this helps.
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Welcome to the site!

What's keeping you from ordering parts for a 98 ZR2 blazer and comparing to what's installed on the truck now?

There aren't many ZR2 guys left on the site, reason I'm trying to answer your question.

I've got a 00 ZR2 pickup, would just go to the parts store / rockauto / etc and pick up the parts for the truck, then compare them to what's on there, wouldn't worry or think twice about it until they weren't right. Hope this helps.

One other thing, if you're hearing clunking when turning check the bushings on the cross member holding the torsion bars on the frame, they'll wear down and allow the cross member to move around causing the clunk.
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