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30 inch lift

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by extremeblazer, May 7, 2001.

  1. extremeblazer

    extremeblazer 1/2 ton status

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    Last week on our trip to Lancaster, Pa to pick up the 44 inch Ground Hawgs we saw a Chevy long bed with thirty inches of lift. This thing made fifteen inches of lift look small. The truck had a custom four inch body lift. The suspension was in the form of 12 inch Super lift springs. The other 14 inches was made from custom drop brackets for all the spring attaching points. The brackets were all welded together to form an undercarage cage. The truck was so large that I stood straight up under it to check out the NP 205. The door handles were in the bottom corners of the door and it road on 44 inch Swampers, that looked like 31's. The truck used a divorced 205 for the driveshaft angles and some really old closed knuckle axles. The strangest thing was the steering. It used a semi-crossover steering that went to the middle of the truck and then attached to a bar that went front to rear,(like manuel clutch linkage). It then used that bar to pivot and a new custom cage like linkage that when down and out to the tierods from the midddle. The person that owned it says its to big for the road and only been moved a few times but was taken to Carlisle Pa last year and driven at the truck event. Any one else see it? And no I left the camara at home, Sucks.
     
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    Hmm, to big for the road, to big for off-road, what do you do with it? [​IMG]

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  3. BlazerGuy

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    Only been moved a few times? What a waste.....

    Murphy's Laws on Life :
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    MudFrog 1/2 ton status

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    Hey.. I was at Carlisle's truck show last year and I'm trying to remember it. What color was it?

    89 K5 Silverado
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    Thats a little over doing it if you ask me.....sounds useless?

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    "You can talk the talk...but can you walk the walk?"
     
  6. extremeblazer

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    The truck was just in gray primer and yes the only reason he said he built it was to just be the biggest truck on the road at last years Carlisle and Bloomsburg Pa. He even left a stock small block in the truck because as he said "why waste a big block". The man also had about ten other trucks, some jeeps, some chevy all lifted, a nice 1ton 454 9 inch lift newer style chevy truck. I agree it was way to big to drive and would never fit on any trail but seeing it in person was just amazing.
     
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    Sounds like a guy with a little....um....mid life crisis. LOL! Are monster trucks even that high?

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    I don't remember seeing it at the 4Wheel Jambo in Bloomsburg last year - of course I can't remember too much else about that weekend either. I'll keep an eye out for it this year.

    <font color=blue>Rob
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  9. thatK30guy

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    "Too big for the road, too big for off-road, what do you do with it?"

    Answer: Sit there and stare at it. Then laugh and make fun of the owner for building such a crazy thing!!! [​IMG]
     
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    <font color=purple> WHY ?????

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    What a waste....if I had that kind of cash to fix up something I'd do my rig but make it driveable for the street and off-road!!

    Tell him to part if out! That way we can use those nifty parts and put them to good use and not have them sit there and rust on something that's never even driven! [​IMG]

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    Can you say "overboard"??



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    Hmmmm Maby he's one of those Lotto winners ,quit his job.
    Got realy bored one day and..........

    my truck's not dirty, it's earth tone paint
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    LOL [​IMG] He should have used that money to install 5 ton axles and 66" tires instead of some useless pile of chit!!! [​IMG]
     
  15. SlyDog

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    Any pics??? Sounds like major overdoin it but i want pics! haha

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    I was at a carshow in Irwindale, CA yesterday and there was a new F**d Superduty that was the biggest truck I've seen on the road. One of the guys said it had a 25"+ lift on it and it had 44's which looked like little 31's also. That thing was friggin' huge. There were about ten people just sitting in there lawn chairs in the shade UNDER the truck with PLENTY of head room. So I can imagine what that truck with 30" lift must have looked like.
     
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    <font color=purple> You know ....... after thinking about it for a while, I trhink I came across that truck on some web site. I'll try and get a pic of it after I do some searching. It lookes incredibly retarded !!!! Why anybody would want to do that to a truck is beyond me !!!

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  18. herauf

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    i've seen that ford... sweet looking truck, too bad it wasn't a chevy... it is owned by an editor of a truck mag (don't remember which) too high for a blazer though...
     

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