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A little 3 link flex

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 85m1009, May 6, 2001.

  1. 85m1009

    85m1009 1/2 ton status

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    Here are pictures of my three link flexed up with several inches of shock travel left on both sides.
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    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     
  2. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    NICE, How much travel do you have in the front? Did the 63" rear springs yet? What is in the rear suspension now? (I'd like to see it linked front and back, if your taking sugestions) Hows the ride and drive? Man, I could think of a thousand questions. Like to see that sucka in 3D!!!

    Twiztid- ditch the moon visor,
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    very cool[​IMG] and a nice blazer to[​IMG]

    77blazer see it at<A target="_blank" HREF=http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333>http://community.webshots.com/user/ssmith6333</A>[​IMG]
     
  4. 77K5Blazer

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    This may sound stupid, but what exactly is a three link? Where are the 3 links, what about on a 4 or 5 link? Otherwise, your blaze is bada$$!


    1977 Blazer, GM350, SM465, NP205, Dana 44/ 12bolt, 31x10.50r15 BFGs [​IMG]
     
  5. kick a$$!!! yes, how does it ride?!?! another vote here for four link in the rear. coils all around, baby![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    78, 350/350/203, 3/4 ton, 4" lift, 35" BFGs
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  6. Blazer79

    Blazer79 1/2 ton status

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    What's that thing hanging down behind?

    VERY cool truck. What size are the boggers?

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  7. JoeAngelicchio

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    Nice setup Steve. What would be the amount you spend on it?

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
    86 Jimmy 4+3, 35-&gt;39.5 tires,4spd
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  8. 85m1009

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    It rides and drives better than the leaf spring set up except for a little more body roll in the corners, since I'm not running any sort of sway control. I'm getting about 18 inches of wheel travel and that's a huge difference over my leaf springs.There is no bump steer which is great. The thing hanging down in back is a 50 pound drop hitch made from solid 2 inch bar stock that I forgot to take off for the picture. I am still running the 56 inch rear springs with a shackle flip. The 63 inch springs are in the works. I thought about linking it up in the back but I can get all the flex I need from leaves without all the headaches and sleepless nights trying to make it work. As for cost, I did most of the work myself with help from a friendly machinist. If I were to duplicate it for someone, which I can, it would cost about $4500.00.

    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     
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    Ouch $$$$, but it's a nice setup.

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
    86 Jimmy 4+3, 35-&gt;39.5 tires,4spd
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    Steve,

    Looks great! I think you have really created a very trick suspension setup. Cant wait to go test it out with you sometime. I am getting my K5 buttoned back up this week and will be ready to play soon. Keep in touch.

    Mudzer 1978/91 K5
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    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    VERY AWESOME man. Pricey..but awesome. :)
    Keep up the good work man.
    I'm looking forward for a write up :)
    Boss

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    How many inches is that front tire off the ground? For example: If you were to lift that front tire up with a forklift, how many inches would the be between the bottom of the tire(lowest point) and the ground?

    Cool set-up.

    Mike - <A target="_blank" HREF=http://emmett.coloradok5.com>http://emmett.coloradok5.com</A>[​IMG]
     
  13. 85m1009

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    The block it is setting on is 30" tall. Ihave had it on a retaining wall that was 48" off the ground without lifting a tire.

    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     
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    ok guy...how bout some up close tech pics!!????!!!

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    Damn Steve the blazer is looking good i was wondering how do set up your ride height on a coilover setup?


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    I'm sure you were ready for a barage of questions when you postid that pic, right?

    How close is that set up to what Stephen Watson (ORD) is running? Did you colabirate (S/P?) on it? How long are the links?

    Cool rig by the way.

    Twiztid
     
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    Stephen Watson was a big!!!help in the suspension design. I have a lot of pictures in the photo gallery below with more to follow.The pictures of wheelin are from last year with leaf springs. I can change the ride height two ways, 1 I can move the top shock mount up or down 2 inches, 2 I can adjust the spanner on the shock body.
    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292775079>http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4292775079</A>

    <font color=yellow>Steve Frisbie</font color=yellow>
     
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    congratulations on the cover shot and article.
    although they left out so much info they should have given a link to your article on CK5.
     
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    Thanks. The article was pretty good, but I thought it should have been a little better as far as the suspension was concerned and they didn't show any interior shots. I am not unhappy by any means.


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    hard to be unhappy with the cover of an international publication.
    it was a bonus for me as last time i was in camp i took a print out of your CK5 article to ponder for 2 weeks and this time i had the magazine.
    i guess this is a personal thank you for writing about the work you did as it provided me with lots to think about.
     

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