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Best Mods and Worst Mods

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by solowookie, Jul 27, 2001.

  1. solowookie

    solowookie 1/2 ton status

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    Guys,

    kinda curious what everybody has felt their best mods were and there worst mods... I'll start out! [​IMG]

    best mod - toss up between VDO gauges & lift with axles and new tires & wheels. (should be easy to choose lift, but I didn't realize what a HUGH differnence my gauges made until I got me new K5 with the factory gauges. it's getting VDO gauges too)

    worst mod - Flow Master 40 series (old style) [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [​IMG] <font color=blue> Jeff </font color=blue> [​IMG]
     
  2. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    14 bolt/ D44, 350HO, TBI, makes all the differance between a beater truck and a keeper
    worst mods...having a 7 year old do paint touch up...with a roller!

    "There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness"
    Luke
    84 K5
     
  3. Chris Demartini

    Chris Demartini 1/2 ton status

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    <font color=blue>Best: 3/4 ton stuff with 4.10s, swampers and I havent put the detroit in yet but I think I'll like that too

    Worst: Rancho springs. I am missing one rear shock and the other has a hole in it from hitting the shock mount and I cant tell the difference without the shocks because the springs are just that stiff.</font color=blue>
     
  4. BOWTIE

    BOWTIE 1/2 ton status

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    My best mod: 1 ton axles D60/14ff.
    Worst mod: Gears, Locker for the rear, limited slip for the front for the 1/2 ton axles....wasted my money with that one.

    Ric

    "Wheel hard or go home."
    click to see <a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.ws/images/users/BOWTIE/bowtie4.jpg> BOWTIE</a>
     
  5. JoeAngelicchio

    JoeAngelicchio 1/2 ton status

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    Those gauges are definitely a best mod. Can't wait to do mine.

    <font color=green>Joe Angelicchio
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/user/jangelicchio>http://community.webshots.com/user/jangelicchio</a>

    Lisle, Ontario, CANADA</font color=green>
     
  6. 86blazerk5

    86blazerk5 1/2 ton status

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    Best Mods: 4 inch lift, High Performance Tranny by CVT, Edlebrock 800 cfm quadra jet.

    Worst Mod: Mickey Tompson Baja MTX 33s, to small of a tire, and a really poor tire design. But hey, I only bougyt them becuase it was a great deal.

    -Ike

    Spreading The K5 Gospel!
     
  7. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Best Mods: Warn Manual Hubs, Dual exhaust, ORD Steering Brace, Tow hooks....
    Worst Mods: 31" BFG's, dual exhaust kit(shoulda got it bend at shop)

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.k5.rockcrawler.com>Click here to see my K5</a>
    *<font color=red>under construction</font color=red>*
     
  8. thebigdaddyof2

    thebigdaddyof2 1/2 ton status

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    Best Mod: Absolutely, the Super Swamper SXs, followed closely by the rear disk swap on the 14 bolt FF and then, of course, the 14 bolt itself.
    Worst Mod: The worthless, good for nothing BFG M/Ts. One little rock to the sidewall.....POOOF! I'm ashamed to have one even as a spare.

    thebigdaddyof2
     
  9. Grim-Reaper

    Grim-Reaper 3/4 ton status Author

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    Worst is the Rancho springs.
    Best...Hmmmmm I guess my body armor that includes rockers, Skids and bumpers.

    It's not my damn planet monkey boy!
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    Grim-Reaper
     
  10. MudNurI

    MudNurI 1/2 ton status

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    Would have to say best mod is the interior, did the headliner and all the plastic trim pieces over with black velour,,with a close tie to the custom exaust,,
    worst mod,, haven't done anything I regret yet,

    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 14 bolt rear, dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305
     
  11. StageZ

    StageZ Registered Member

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    Best mod: new crate 350, dual exhaust (the guy before me used a throttle body as a spacer which fell off) and water proofing everything...

    worst mod: defective tiestraps and broken lid on cheese dip....
     
  12. BurbinOR

    BurbinOR 3/4 ton status

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    Best - TPI 406 motor/Dana 60 w/Detroit/14BFF w/Detroit/4" all spring lift (Tuff Country)/35" SSR's/Flofits seats/Warn M12000 winch/COLORADOK5 STICKERS ON SIDE WINDOWS [​IMG]

    Worst - wasting the money 4 years ago on putting an Auburn posi in the 12 bolt/cracked egg looking lower rocker panel paint over rubberized bedliner (SOON to be redone with Herculiner)

    <font color=blue>'79 ONE TON TPI K5 - See it at---&gt;<a target="_blank" href=http://www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com>www.blazzinor.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  13. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Best Mod......Buying a '72 K5 with a brand new BB motor, TH350 and NP205 and a nice straight body.

    Worst Mod....Having to drive an old '83 Bronco while I was looking for the K5!!!!!

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA [​IMG]

    -Greg72
     
  14. 79Jimmy

    79Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    Best.....Swapping a 91 rust free tub in place of a cancer ridden 79 rust bucket and new doors and fenders from GM before the retarded price hike 6 months ago.

    Worst....a dual exhaust that exited straight out the back, deadly, has been rebent to exit just behind the rear wheels.


    James

    79jimmy@home.com
     
  15. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Best: Rancho suspension lift--soft springs ride great, Dynomax headers, Comp Xtreme 4x4 cam, (that's the absolute best mod) BFG Muds in the 35" variety, and 10 bolt/14 bolt semi floater.

    Worst: Add-a-leaf/rear block combo, waste of $70. Should have got a real lift. Rear blocks should be a shackle flip. Should have gone with a 6" lift but then I'd need custom shafts. Now I'm going 8" with Tom Woods next year.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  16. Sparky87k5

    Sparky87k5 1/2 ton status

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    383 engine, NV4500, 14BFF, D60, custom dash with Autometer gauges &amp; TSM disc brakes. Worst mod, Honda Accord bucket seats, not because they're bad, but because I should have spent the money to find a set of 95-99 GM truck bucket seats. A much better fit for the K5.

    87 K5, D60 & 14FF, 5 sp & NP208 & 383 stroker. Build it Bulletproof and take it fishing!
     
  17. bigjbear

    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Best: 4.56 gears with the Detroit a close second.
    Worst: Detroit EZ-actually, it worked good with the 31s but only lasted 1 1/2 trips with the 35s

    Jim '80 GMC & '73 Blazer
    Tread Lightly!
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  18. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    Well best mod this far has to e the lift... The BDS springs are awsome... The MSD ignition and Rear CV axleshaft from Tom Wood's is awsome too

    Worst mods would be going w/ a non-true 35" tire and going w/ BDS shocks...

    -Mikey
    1987 Chevy K5 Blazer- 350 TBI
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  19. wayne

    wayne 3/4 ton status

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    Best Mod: Colorado K5 stickers, Pioneer CD player, MTX Speakers, TPI86's pull handles.

    Worst Mod: Still having the Dana 60 and 14ff, Wheels, Swampers and assorted other goodies still waiting to get put on.

    <font color=blue>Wayne<font color=blue>
    <font color=blue>Happy Trails<font color=blue>
     
  20. chevyboy24598

    chevyboy24598 1/2 ton status

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    Best mod-33" swampers
    Worst mod-15x10 rims

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.pinelanemuddbogg.com> pinelane </a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.bodatious.com> bodatious </a>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mudboggingfun.homestead.com> my site </a>
     

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