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  1. coloradoblazers

    coloradoblazers 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    \'87 K-5

    Just bought a 1987 K-5. I am extreamly happy with it. It has little rust, but on the surface, should be fixed by the weekend. Any way, it is pretty decked out and has been taken care of. Right now I am looking for a cheep lift and tires, and any other helpfull suggestions. Thanks
     
  2. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Re: \'87 K-5

    Order a free catalog from http://www.paddockparts.com they both have a bunch of stuff that you may need

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  3. chevy4x4

    chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    Re: \'87 K-5

    What do you exactly mean by "cheep lift and tires"? Have you decide what size tires you want? How much lift? If your going to lift 4 inches,which most people do, you could get blocks now in the rear and replace them with new springs or a shackle flip when you got more money. I think It would be better to spend the more money now and get something that willl last and you'll like in the future. As for tires, you could get used ones now, and replace them with new ones as you get more money. So...how much do you wanna spend? How much do you wanna lift? I think some more detail is needed for better answers.

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  4. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: \'87 K-5

    I love my 87, Good choice!
    Make a list of eveything you want to do, then give them priorities. You will find if you look at the trucks here that their are MANY things to do. As for cheap? Do it once right! It pays if your going to keep the truck and you will save $[​IMG]
    I haven't had my truck for a year yet and have already dumped about 7G's in it with a long way to go. It's still cheaper than a new truck and much more fun. Besides- They just don't build them like they use to............good luck

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  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Re: \'87 K-5

    What part of Colorado are you in? I've got a 4-inch lift laying in the garage that consists of front springs and rear blocks, with the rear u-bolts. I'm in Colorado Springs and could sell this, as long as you can come and get it. I'm not interested in trying to ship it somewhere. [​IMG]

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  6. walt88

    walt88 1/2 ton status

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    Re: \'87 K-5

    Looking for a cheap lift? Go with http://www.tirerack.com. I had blocks in the back to swapped that crap out for a shackle flip kit from <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.offroaddesign.com>http://www.offroaddesign.com</A>.

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  7. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    Re: \'87 K-5

    i would suggest that you don't ever deal with 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers. they screw up everything they do, eben if their price is lower - and it usually isn't - you will pay more in the long run if you go there.

    Spend your money on getting it reliable if it needs any work, then lift it.

    90K5

    See my truck at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502>http://albums.photopoint.com/j/Albumindex?u=1329584&a=9886502</A>
     

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