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Best mods / worst mods

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Z3PR, Sep 25, 2004.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    This might be a fun thread. List your best mods / worst mods. And why.
     
  2. BranndonC

    BranndonC 3/4 ton status

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    lockers = unstopable
    np241 = trashed 3 of them and 2 drive shafts because of them.... $$$
     
  3. CyberSniper

    CyberSniper 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Best:
    LockRights and rear discs (tie)
    LockRights offer superior traction for the money (I paid $474 for the two at the time, now they're down to $400).
    Rear discs offer ultimate stopping power, keep your shaft in if you break a c-clip, and don't clog up with mud.

    Worst:
    Shackle flip. Pointed my pinion up really high, smokes universal joints regularly, causes wicked wheelhop, and the leaves break pretty easy. Not something for a daily driver.
     
  4. Poohbair

    Poohbair 1/2 ton status

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    Best mods:Swampers, Ford 57's, Ditching the AT for a SM465, Ditching the 203's (8 of the bastards) for a 205, cage was a GREAT MOD, and hopefully I will find out soon about the reversed high steer and the 52's, and the D60/D70 and 4.56 gears!!

    Worst Mods: The green paint my drunk friend sprayed on the hood/fenders (flames?), putting in a CD player instead of just a tape deck, and rolling the Bitch was definetly a poor mod!
     
  5. uao85

    uao85 1/2 ton status

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    Best mod, swapping a 6.0/4l80e with a zo6 cam headers and duals with an h-pipe.

    Worst mod, spending way to much money on the engine instead of a dana 60/14 bolt. or not doing a valve job on the heads while getting new cam. or the fact that the engine tranny combo swap is my first mod
    yeah, remote coolers/filters for the tranny, oil is next. and pics are coming soon. I will try tomorrow morning when I take her for a spin.

    Remington
     
  6. cybrfire

    cybrfire 1 ton status Vendor GMOTM Winner

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    Best mod, getting rid of 7" of lift and going back to factory springs.

    Worst mod, that damn camoflauge paint.
     
  7. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    best mods:

    Az-kickin anti wrap bar. I love that thing, especially when I hit it hard. I have 57's and haven't bent one yet.

    Roll cage...and full 'vert conversion. Just too cool, plus I don't feel so vulnerable with that much cage wrapped around me.

    The whole drivetrain. 6.2, SM465, 60/14 with 4.56's...it just works really well together and gets good fuel mileage.

    Worst mods:

    welded 14...ate tires and eventually cracked the spiders and side gears.

    flat black paint job...blech.

    Rene
     
  8. k5freak44

    k5freak44 1/2 ton status

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    best mod -iroks and tc lift

    worst mods- rust and a 4wp bj (ball joint) $628!!!
     
  9. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    my best mod is a grinder, and my worst mod is rust /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif
     
  10. big83chevy4x4

    big83chevy4x4 3/4 ton status

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    i don't think rust is considered a mod /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

    best mods
    4" lift
    35s
    bumper
    clocked tcase (gotta love the breakover angle)
    rock slider (only have 1 in /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif)

    worst mods
    not having the correct shocks for the lift (only 3" uptravel with borrowed shocks in front and 2" down travel in rear)
    not regearing after tires (money, still working on that)
    3" blocks (4" springs, looks like im hauling a load ALL the time)
    rust /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
  11. ugly

    ugly 1/2 ton status

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    Best- Disc brakes, new master, and 3/4 ton booster! SH!T stops now!

    Worst- not a bad mod yet. the ugly beast is getting tighter and tighter - meaner and meaner as the the money gets POURED in. I'm up to 8G now. I think that i'm done for a while (until tomarrow)
     
  12. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    i don't think rust is considered a mod /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

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    rust /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif what /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  13. rjfguitar

    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    REPOST!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Best mod, solid drivetrain from the radiator to the rearend.
    Tinted windows for sure, fixing the A/C.

    Worst mod, not keeping all the old smog equipment( /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif I know) so I could easely get tags. Body lift.
     
  14. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    Best mods: 44's, 64" rear springs, shackle flip, BDS front springs, hydro assist, swapping from a 700R4 to a SM465, swapping out the 241 for a 205, 5.13 gears, welded rear, headers, 12,000lb. winch, D60 front axle, cross over steering.

    Worst mods: Spending all my money on parts, building it for over a year and never driving it once. Changing suspension setups 3 times without using any of them on the trail! Headers really limit room to the starter and spark plugs. Rust. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grind.gif
     
  15. zx672

    zx672 Registered Member

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    Best Mods: D60/14FF w/4.56 - CV Style Driveshaft from High Angle Driveline
    Worst Mod: Keeping my stock 305
     
  16. mudjunkie 82

    mudjunkie 82 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    worst- 12" lift......... best, 8" lift and trading Trucknutzdude my 44"s for a set of 39.5 boggers /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gifNow I don't have to hack the sh!t out of my fenders to make the tires fit......
     
  17. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    Trucknutzdude my 44"s for a set of 39.5 boggers Now I don't have to hack the sh!t out of my fenders to make the tires fit......

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    Reverse that and you have my other good mod. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  18. CaveBlazin

    CaveBlazin 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Best- 383 sbc
    Worst- Non functional cowl induction hood
     
  19. jwduke

    jwduke 1/2 ton status

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    Well........

    My best has to be the 3/4 ton axles, the rear disc brakes, & the 6" TC lift.

    My worst has to be the 35x17.50x15 Mickeys! I'm sure glad I got 'em cheap! And keeping my 305..........
     
  20. fortcollinsram

    fortcollinsram 1/2 ton status

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    Best mods:

    1-ton axles with Detroits
    x-over steering
    TBI big block
    465/205 swap


    Wost mods:

    Not taking care of my rusted out body yet
    Not swapping in a D60 and x-over sooner
    still no cage
     

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